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5 Minutes with Bo Hanson – Importance of Coach-Athlete Relationships

Bo Hanson
4x Olympian, Director, and Lead Consultant

The coach-athlete relationship is recognized as a performance factor in today’s modern sporting environment. Like any other relationship it is defined by the quality of understanding, respect, trust and predictability that exists between two people. What makes the coach-athlete relationship unique (when compared to relationships which may exist between two athletes or two friends outside of sport), is that it is drawn from our understanding of social science and how infants form attachment to their parents or what is also known as their primary care giver.

Coaches are known as an athlete’s primary care giver. They are the people in the athletes lives who are expected to provide security, safety and emotional support. The fact is, we as human beings are conditioned to wanting this from our Coaches as a result of how we have been parented in our early childhood years. In this video, Bo explores the importance of the Coach-Athlete Relationship, looking at research that has identified that athletes who are able to form close attachment to their coaches are more likely to feel secure in exploring their role in sport, pushing their boundaries, taking risks to improve performance and being able to confidently give 100% effort. The same applies for children who have responsible parents who provide this environment and support. It is no wonder the coach-athlete relationship is a performance factor which extends beyond all other factors.

You can watch all videos in the
5 Minutes with Bo Hanson series.

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Are you looking to catch up? You can watch all videos in the 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson series.

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