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Self-care and development

Navigating Boundaries in Coaching

Simon Phelan is Senior Lecturer in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at Oxford Brookes University and has created these tips to help coaches consider the boundaries in their worlds

For all coaches, navigating the boundaries between different parts of our lives – for example, the relationships with our athletes and between the different roles we have as a coach, mentor or developer – can sometimes be challenging. 

Finding the right balance to be able to maximise our impact and keep perspective is important. 

Ultimately, to support your athletes, taking care of yourself first is essential.

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