In interviews with coaches and parents, several core attributes can be identified for a successful relationship.
These include effective communication, investment or commitment to the program, professional knowledge and integrity.
In these situations, the older person has a "position of trust" and they could be foster carers or teachers, or staff who work in hospitals or young offenders institutions.
Child protection charities, such as the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, have been asking government to put sports coaches in this category for some time, and their calls have gained traction in the wake of football's historic sex abuse scandal and other safeguarding issues in sport this year.
This can be particularly difficult in high school/middle school setting where the ratio of athlete to athletic trainer is typically quite high.
Compounding this issue, the athletic trainer may not see a particular coach every day.
All too often, the root of most misunderstandings can be traced to miscommunication.
For both the athletic trainer and coach, exceptional communication is a must.
o_o- support their decisions & actions- be they're number 1 fan [camera] :) [clapping hands]- massage them when they're sore- don't nag at them after practice or a game- cater to them after practice- keep in mind your more important when you prove to them you can handle everything they do- motivate them to do better- & most of all love & be there for them even if they don't succeed or fail, it's when they need you most <3 [indecipherable smiley] [praying hands] A few observations:1) Instagramming the Notes app is hilarious and should be roundly encouraged.2) "Accept the fact that they are always busy" is basically the equivalent of a Deal With It GIF.
Clearly, these traits can help any relationship and are especially helpful when considering the health and safety of the student-athlete.
Though seemingly self-explanatory, the importance of effective communication cannot be understated.
All too frequently, the athlete is placed in a position between coach and athletic trainer.
The athlete and parents are forced to take sides and the coach/athletic trainer relationship becomes dysfunctional.