What is reflection coaching?

Reflection coaching in my view is the past experiences and analysis them for example a coach analysis a training session would look at how it went and look at the strengths and weaknesses of the session. Hatton & Smith (1995) says “it is a form of problem solving that is used to resolve coaching issues and involves the careful consideration of coaches practice, based on their knowledge and practice.

Gilbert and Trudel (2001) consider reflection to utilise “a conceptual framework to understand how coaches draw on experience when learning to coach”. They also believed that a different type of reflection which they called “retrospective reflection on action” their belief is that coaches reflect on concerns in between practice sessions and that reflection, still occurs within the action present but not in the midst of activity. So they created a model of reflection which will help other coaches and including me to develop as a coach.


By looking at this model has helped me to start a new way of reflecting on my training session by trying to finding the positives and negatives in the session and being able to identify it and be able to change it for the other sessions. This model has made me a better coach.


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