It is the cooperation of a contestant with a Coach. Actually, this is the “prototype” model and inspiration for Business coaching [see: „The Inner game of Tennis”]. Sport coaching is about improving sports results and everything, that is connected with it, which means, that it can concentrate on the development of physical aspects, improving the technique, motivation or dealing with psychological stress during important international competitions.
Depending on the coach’s approach, sports coaching may take the form of pure coaching, where the contestant sets his own Goals, there is no counseling and the Coach may not be an expert in a given field, or, it may be more like mentoring or working with a trainer.
Sports coaching is different to traditional co-operation with a psychologist, as its main axis are the session’s structure and tools used in coaching (for example, diagnose, which is not practiced in coaching – is used by sports psychologists).