Until recently, the role of coach was most commonly associated with athletics. These individuals are the experienced experts who see the bigger picture and strive to bring players together for optimal results. You may have a favorite coach or at least recall a powerful moment or two from your interactions with coaches in the past.
Good coaches are dedicated, motivating, knowledgeable, and strong communicators. They work to gain the trust of their players and colleagues and push everyone to give their all on the field.
Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors, tells us “If you’re going to have a team of role players, then you better have a team of players who truly understand their roles.”
Vince Lombardi, a famous football coach, said “The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
And Pat Summit, female basketball coach, wisely said “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts the most.”
Coaches have a particular perspective that makes them very valuable to the teams they lead. In recent years, coaching has moved beyond the sports arena and entered the business and professional realm. In this issue of the CCEI newsletter, we will explore the role that coaching plays in early childhood education and ways that coaches can be used to address issues and support quality improvement efforts.
For the article What is Coaching?, CLICK HERE
For the article Characteristics for Coaches and Coachees, CLICK HERE
For the article Structure of Coaching Sessions, CLICK HERE
For the article Director’s Corner: Coaching for Success, CLICK HERE