What can be done for potential future teacher/coach role conflict experience?
The teacher-coach role conflict experienced by a PE teacher who coaches is rarely resolved for teachers who hold two different roles at the same time. In this reality, the teacher-coach model in American school systems leaves few choices for physical education teachers. Therefore, if a teacher chooses to stay in both roles he/she should accept the reality of both roles and develop skills to cope with stress. Withdrawing one of the positions that causes role conflict is a way that is frequently preferred as a possible strategy (Sage 1987). However, this solution is rarely presented to physical education teachers, with the exception of those with health problems or other alternative jobs. As an alternative to the total removal of one position, Sage (1987) suggested decreasing the time demands of one or both occupational roles. On the other hand, it is possible to train undergraduate physical education majors about teacher-coach role conflict by providing proper education and practicum in