Mentoring for Coach Development

Mentoring for Coach Development

The following is a paper I wrote a few years ago regarding the role of mentoring within coach development.


Mentoring occurs when a coach works with another coach to help them to change their practice for the better (Layton & Australian Sports Commission., 2002). The following report will discuss the use of mentoring to develop coaches, the roles that a mentor takes on and some guidelines for creating an effective mentor-coach relationship. Continue reading

Taking charge of your coach development – Part 7

Part 7 – Mentoring

Jeff Mitchell – Community Coach Advisor – Sport Auckland / GACU

This is the seventh article in a series of 13 on developing your coaching skills. For the full list of articles in the series see the articles page.

Our previous article discussed how you can develop while supporting and assisting another coach. In this article we will start in Part A by looking at how you can develop by working with someone that is external to your coaching environment: a mentor. In Part B we will look at how you can improve your own coaching by mentoring another coach. Continue reading