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UK Coaching Research Team
Rapport Building and Communicating

Coach-Athlete Interactions: What to Watch Out For

Evidence-based insight into how behaviour and tone can have a negative impact on performance

Coaches often individualise their behaviour and tone for different participants in their sessions. Research shows that when participants understand this as being due to a difference in expectations, it can have negative consequences.

Effective coach-athlete interactions can often drive the success of a session. But while what is said during coach-athlete interactions is undeniably important, how it is said is equally pivotal. 

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UK Coaching Research Team