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A coach plays a key role in an athletes’ entourage. The quality of the relationship between a coach and the athlete has a crucial effect on the athlete's satisfaction, motivation and performance.
Seung-Hi Park (R) and Suk Hee Shim (L) of South Korea celebrate with their coach

Finding A Coach

Your coach should be your teacher, mentor, counsellor and protector of your health and integrity. Here are some tips on choosing the right coach for you.

Marion Thees of Germany talks with her coach at Sochi 2014

Qualities Of A Great Coach

A good coach is positive, enthusiastic, supportive, trusting, focused, goal-oriented, knowledgeable, observant, respectful, patient and a clear communicator.

Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain talks to coach Jan van Eijden

ICCE International Sport Coaching Framework

The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the Association for Summer Olympic International Federations have prepared a framework to recognize and support the role of coaches at all levels of sport across the globe.

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