Just like learning to serve, drive, volley and boast; learning to coach is also a skill that needs practice and feedback. This happens in many ways - from the formal (coach development framework modules) to the informal (shadowing and mentoring).
Coaches learn by being curious, reading lots, observing other coaches in action, taking part in ‘doing’ workshops and being brave to ask questions. Recent international research has looked at how coaches prefer to learn. The interesting things to note from the findings are that discussion, observation and learning ‘how to coach’ were considered the most useful things.
Learn more about the coaching journey for squash here