Positioning mentoring as a coach development tool: Recommendations for future practice and research

Sarah McQuade, Louise Davis, Christine Nash

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Abstract

Current thinking in coach education advocates mentoring as a coach development tool to connect theory and practice; however, little empirical evidence exists to evaluate the effectiveness of mentoring as a coach development tool. Business, education and nursing precede the coaching industry in their mentoring practice and research findings offered in these domains could be drawn upon to position mentoring as sports coaching development tool. Given the remote basis of some of the mentor-coach relationships that exist in sports coaching additional learning can be drawn from mentoring conducted by virtual or electronic mediums. This paper concludes with a series of reflective questions arising from research findings in other domains, designed to engage the potential coaching organization with the mentoring process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-329
JournalQuest
Volume67
Issue number3
Early online date20 Aug 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • mentoring
  • coach development
  • informal & formal learning
  • effectiveness
  • mentor-coach relationships

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