What This Means
It was clear that adding structure to the planning, decision-making, and reflection process can have a positive impact on multiple areas, such as:
⇒ Safety and execution of AS training by expanding health and safety considerations, as well as considering alternative scenarios, courses of action,
⇒ Staff interaction and communication specifically, that which relates to approaching challenge and feedback in a defined, constructive, and nurturing manner.
⇒ The self-confidence of both AS instructors and managers to review and improve their own practice, the practice of their colleagues (through effective challenge and communication), and the organisational standard operating procedure.
This study highlights the requirement for greater research into the utility of the Big 5 model amongst different sports and roles in order to establish its efficacy in general coaching practice. However, the basic principles and premise of
structured, agreed-upon planning, and reflection, should form part of every coach’s professional development.