The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre
Swimming coach standing beside an outdoor pool and coaching an athlete who is swimming the backstroke.

We often think about the stress that an athlete experiences before a major competition, but what about their coach? Research suggests that many Paralympian coaches set high expectations for themselves which can lead to stress and burnout. Strategies that help coaches manage their expectations and the expectations of athletes and support staff are key to supporting their well-being.