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A quasi-formal teaching format in the UK which consists of a one-to-one relationship between a doctor or manager and a student/apprentice that aims to teach and improve performance, usually by focusing on achieving predefined objectives within a specific time period. The role of the coach is to create a supportive environment in which to challenge and develop the critical thinking skills, ideas and behaviour of the person being coached, so that they might reach their full potential.

Sport medicine
The provision of skilled and experience-based training and assistance to one or more athletes, often by personnel who once practised the same sport, to improve the athletes’ skill in the sport of interest.


v to provide assistance, by a therapist, to clients, as they learn new skills, apply themselves in rehabilitation sessions, and keep a positive outlook to help them reach their goals.

Patient discussion about coaching

Q. I am not comfortable with my coach so what else can I do to …. I joined swimming to feel better and to get rid of my present health issues. Now I can stay afloat. I am not comfortable with my coach so what else can I do to ….

A. well MarkelForest, welcome, it appears that you are human :)
i myself try to stay in shape and continue my regular workouts. but from some reason i always find excuses (and damn good ones!) why not go out running, why not go swimming. we came to the mathematical conclusion that :
a good excuse = what we want in life
i want to be a in shape? not having enough time equals staying in shape...

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The organization fosters and supports development of the coaching profession through certification programs, conferences and educational events.
While Toledo's blunt opinions and aggressive coaching decisions won many admirers while the Bruins were winning, they brought criticism inside and outside the program when the Bruins weren't so successful.
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STAR Coaching equips coaches to teach student athletes and parents how to think like good sports using tactics that are easily retained and transferred into real-life situations.
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Coaching should be done with an emphasis on optimism, courage, patience, perseverance, effort, honesty, and responsibility.
For the first time, both life coaches and their clients will have free access to the Burris Scale, the core questionnaires and measurements that enable informed clients and coaches to develop a clinically proven, customized life coaching plan.
Athletes in Action brings a holistic approach to coaching by developing traditional player and coaching skills while also addressing the mental, social, ethical, and spiritual issues of sport.
Nor can Superman's dad, resplendent with cape and kryptonite shinguards, help as the all-seeing, all-knowing coaching expert on the sidelines.

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