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Cassandra Bates is a freelance career consultant with an established history working with youth and young adults to reach their educational, professional, and personal goals.

Coach was published on November 11th, 2019. Learn more here.

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How do you know when you have delivered a coaching session that is of high quality?

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  1. 1.

    How do you know when you have delivered a coaching session that is of high quality?

  2. 2.

    In fifteen years, what team do you see yourself coaching?

  3. 3.

    How do you handle criticism from fans?

  4. 4.

    How will you handle an irate parent questioning a player's playing time?

  5. 5.

    What is one of the most important qualities to have as a coach?

  6. 6.

    What does a typical day at practice look like for you?

  7. 7.

    Is there any further specific training you see yourself requiring to meet the needs of this position?

  8. 8.

    How do you manage playing time?

  9. 9.

    If a player openly badmouths your coaching decisions, how will you handle the situation?

  10. 10.

    Do you have any other experience coaching, besides this sport?

  11. 11.

    How do you build trust with your athletes?

  12. 12.

    What is the most rewarding part of being a coach?

  13. 13.

    As a coach, how would you develop trust with teachers?

  14. 14.

    Have you experienced coaching a team who have struggled to perform? How have you resolved the problem?

  15. 15.

    What was your most successful team you have been a part of? Why was it successful?

  16. 16.

    As a coach, what values do you have for your team?

  17. 17.

    How long have you been coaching for?

  18. 18.

    Thinking about a challenging team you've been apart of, what was difficult about the team and how did you improve it?

  19. 19.

    How important is winning compared to how your students are doing in the classroom?

  20. 20.

    Why did you choose to become a coach?

  21. 21.

    What is the most difficult part of being a coach?

  22. 22.

    How do you communicate your expectations to parents/guardians?

  23. 23.

    What does your bench look like during games?

  24. 24.

    What is your off-season conditioning program like?

  25. 25.

    How will you generate community interest for the program?

  26. 26.

    Why do you want to coach here?

  27. 27.

    Our team finished top four last year, what would be your approach to improving the teams ranking this year?

  28. 28.

    Your previous coaching record does not show many successes. Why do you think we should appoint you?

  29. 29.

    If we asked one of your players to describe you and your qualities as a coach what sort of things would they say about you?

  30. 30.

    How do you know as a coach if you are doing an effective job, what are your measures?