The rescuer role is a manifestation of the nurturing parent ego state
A parent ego state is characterized by an "I know better" attitude.
In the above example, the coach clearly is communicating out of a parent ego state as illustrated by his statements:
Although well-meaning, the coach has unintentionally reduced his effectiveness through the use of a parent ego state style of communication.
The Parent ego state
represents a set of attitudes and behaviours conditioned by all that we have learned in life.
The Critical Parent is that part of the Parent ego state that is controlling, prohibitive, and may have non-rational attitudes.
For example, the person's internalized critical parent ego state can become "executive" at a particular moment and abuse his/her own children.
Of note is White's explanation of the adult, child, and parent ego states
, and how the interplay between these drive our lives.