Football Coach #124: Aish Ravi - Collaborative Coaching - Is this the way of the future?
Check out this fantastic episode with coach Aish Ravi. Aish is a business and economics teacher turned football (soccer) coach who is currently in her final year of completing a PhD at Monash University. She also plays Australian Rules Football and recently won the competition's best and fairest player. She is the founder of the Women's Coaching Association, a Member of the Football Australia Women's Council and is on the Football Coaches Australia executive committee. In this episode, Aish talks about the importance of creating a work-life balance for coaches, and how to support more women in coaching as well as the concept of co-coaching/collaborative coaching - is this the way of the future?
Some of the highlights include;
- Best coaching moment: Working with senior women and building relationships with your players 1:24
- Worst coaching moment: Coaching during the COVID-19 pandemic 3:47
- Sliding Doors: Noticing the lack of women in the coaching industry 6:30
- "Would you recommend people listening to go for their PhD?" 9:43
- What makes a Great Coach? (Passion, Belief, Listening) 11:12
- What do you see as the difference between a teacher and a coach? 13:49
- What motivates coaches to stay in the game? 16:00
- What is your take on the balance and well-being of coaches? 17:29
- How can a coach become more collaborative? 19:59
- How do you manage player conflict on a team? 22:01
- What are the numbers when it comes to women in coaching? 23:59
- Why did you start the Women's Coaching Association? 26:20
- How can we attract, engage, and retain more women in the coaching industry? 30:49
About Aish Ravi
Aish Ravi is a business and economics teacher and football coach who is currently in her final year of completing a PhD at Monash University. Aish is the founder of the Women's Coaching Association, Co-opted member of the Football Australia Women's Council and is on the Football Coaches Australia executive committee. Aish’s PhD research focuses on the lived experience of women football coaches in both community and elite settings in Australia to understand how power is exercised at a micro level in football. With this research, organizations can improve their coach education programs and pathways to enable more women coaches to succeed.
Learn more here: https://www.womenscoaches.com/