The Coach field allows a coach of the current group to be tagged in a record. It can also be used to create a clone of the event form for the tagged coach, if enabled.
To use this field, fill out an event form entry for one person, and then select a coach with the Coach field. The field uses a search box to display all of the available coaches. All coaches for the current group and the parent group(s) will be available from the drop-down menu. The Coach field can be used in single and group entry mode. The Edit athlete fields system permission is required to use the Coach field.
To create a clone of the record for the tagged coach, the form must have the Athlete fields form advanced property set to create an event. The tagged coach will be able to view their copy of the record in reports and their performance history.
Using the Coach field in a scholarship or onboarding workflow
An example of where this field could be useful is when filling out a scholarship or onboarding form, where the athletes' coach and medical professional need to be tagged in order to report on who the athletes' main points of contact are.
In this example, the onboarding form contains two Coach fields named Coach Name and Medical Practitioner Name. For both fields, the form advanced property Athlete fields is set to create an entry for each athlete (in this scenario, it will create a record for the coach).
Use the Coach Name field to select the coach that is responsible for the athlete. Use the Medical Practitioner Name field to select the medical practitioner that is responsible for the athlete. Note that both fields will display the same list of names as it is displaying all coaches.