Coach-Athlete, Than The COMPASS Model

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If the 3C model characterises the relationship between coach-athlete, then the COMPASS model (Rhind & Jowett 2010) lists the ways a coach facilitates and maintains this relationship.
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT- any issues that arise can be resolved and conflict can be managed successfully; OPENNESS- the good coach promotes open lines of communication which helps with conflict management. The athlete can approach the coach easily ; MOTIVATION – athletes want to be part of a successful relationship ; PREVENTATIVE – coach can predict problems that may arise, they discuss ‘what if’ scenarios and expectations ; ASSURANCE – the coach assures the athlete that they are committed and makes personal sacrifices as proof ; SUPPORT- coaches help the athlete
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