The job of a football coach, whether full-time professional or a part-time volunteer, is recognised as a role that brings with it numerous demands, from administrative duties to the more technical aspects. In this course, we look at how coaches can help themselves to prevent some of the issues that can affect them both mentally and physically, and avoid burnout.
In this first lesson we look at the reasons why people coach and consider what your motivations might be, which will help better understand why burnout might occur.
In this second lesson we begin to examine what burnout actually is and look at a case study of one coach and what is causing them to suffer from burnout. We also consider the various stressors that can build up for a coach, affecting their own wellbeing.
In this third lesson we delve into emotions and feelings and discover that expressing our feelings in different ways can have an effect on our wellbeing. We also look at how a former international head coach stepped down from his role with one of Europe's top clubs, due to a 'dark cloud' developing inside him.
In this final lesson, we guide you through ways in which you can help yourself to overcome negative feelings and avoid burnout. We look at how relationships and reflection can be a huge benefit to you, and how you can understand what your stressors are and how you can manage them more effectively.
Coaches' Sharing Board
Share your thoughts and ideas from the course to help fellow coaches understand and deal with burnout.