AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA

AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA

Acta Universitatis Carolinae Kinanthropologica (AUC Kinanthropologica) is an international peer reviewed journal for the publication of research outcomes in the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences, as applied to kinathropology. It is a multidisciplinary journal accepting only original unpublished articles in English in the various sub-disciplines and related fields of kinanthropology, such as Anthropology, Anthropomotorics, Sports Pedagogy, Sociology of Sport, Philosophy of Sport, History of Sport, Physiology of Sport And Exercise, Physical Education, Applied Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Human Biomechanics, Psychology of Sport, Sports Training and Coaching, Sport Management, etc. The journal also welcomes interdisciplinary articles. The journal also includes reports of relevant activities and reviews of relevant publications.

The journal is abstracted and indexed by CNKI, DOAJ, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, SPOLIT, SPORTDiscus, and Ulrichsweb.

AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA, Vol 56 No 2 (2020), 134–142

Practical ways for coaches to reduce their stress and avoid burnout

Robert Pearson, Timothy Baghurst

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23366052.2020.13
announced: 17. 12. 2020

abstract

Stress and the potential for burnout are a very real and present concern for coaches at all levels of competition. However, while stress is ever-present, many coaches have never received education or training on how to effectively cope with experienced stress. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to present practical ways for coaches to reduce stress and avoid burnout. A brief review of stress, burnout, and the stressors coaches often face are presented. This is followed by methods to help mitigate stress and avoid burnout including best practices for physical activity, meditation, connecting with mentors, connecting with family, renewal, setting limits, saying no, continuing education, and some unexpected methods to reduce stress. All coaches will experience stress, and its recognition, combined with the skills and tools needed to moderate its effects aid in longer and more successful coaching careers.

keywords: coaching; coach; stress management; sleep; meditation; exercise

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