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Reflective Practice Conversations: Reflecting on Your Competition Performance as a Coach

In the podcast series, Professor Brendan Cropley and Chris Chapman explore what reflective practice is and how a coach can use reflections more effectively to improve their coaching performance

  • Self-Awareness

  • Self-Efficacy

  • Confidence

  • Creativity

  • Solve problems

  • ‘Transform learning into better practice’

Key messages

‘The coach as a performer’

What do you focus on during a competition day?

Clarity of roles and responsibilities



Take a moment to write down all the main and peripheral demands that can influence you during a competition.

What stressors do you encounter during competition?

‘Figure out the demands placed upon you as a coach and work out how you will manage them in a more positive and adaptive way.'



What information are you basing your decisions and reflections upon? Could you use think Aloud to help you make more informed reflections and decisions?

Facilitate & detract your performance.

‘How can you perform better for your participants?’


Related Resources

  • How to Manage Stress and Reduce its Impact

  • Introduction to Think Aloud

  • Questions to Develop Your Commitment to Reflective Practice


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