So I've been googling for a while and I see that there are sources who says "Coaching" in plural is "Coachings" and other sources says that "Coachings" is a typo error.

These are the sources who says it's a correct word:

The sources who says that it's an incorrect word are:

  • Office Word 2016 Spellchecker
  • JetBrains WebStorm IDE Spellchecker
  • Chrome built-in Spellchecker.
  • Couldn't find the word "Coachings" in MacOS dictionary.

In case it's an incorrect word, Are there any alternatives?

What I'm trying to say is something like "A Coach can coach multiple of Coaching(s)".

I know that "Coaching" is a verb of the word "Coach", but lately, people start to use it as term also. I'm want to know how can I express the term in plural.

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    A coach can coach more than one person or group at a time. "coach multiple of coaching(s) does not really convey any meaning. – Lambie Apr 15 '18 at 13:27
  • By ‘coaching’, do you mean ‘student’ or ‘session’? – Lawrence Apr 15 '18 at 13:33
  • @Lawrence A session – Eliya Cohen Apr 15 '18 at 13:33
  • Then why not call it a 'session'? – Mark Beadles Apr 15 '18 at 13:41
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    @Mitch 1. en.wiktionary.org/wiki/coachings 2. wordhippo.com/what-is/the-plural-of/coaching.html I wouldn't trust the 2nd source, but the 1st source in my opinion looks legit. I get an error whenever I type it by a spellchecker. – Eliya Cohen Apr 15 '18 at 14:08

The word “courses” should work instead of “coachings”? Coachings seems incorrect.

A coach can provide multiple trainings. Or A coach can train multiple teams or players.

  • It's more like a type of training. In a nutshell the Coach is a gamer who can coach another players. The coach can coach on many other games. I'm not sure if the word "course" should work in this case. I'm still having a hard time to find a word that can explain that. – Eliya Cohen Apr 15 '18 at 13:30
  • A coach can train multiple players. – raring sunny Apr 15 '18 at 13:39
  • Not sure who gave me negative points and why? – raring sunny Apr 15 '18 at 13:42
  • Sorry, not me. So I can't exactly know why. – Eliya Cohen Apr 15 '18 at 13:51
  • multiple trainings with an s is as bad as coaching with an s.... – Lambie Apr 15 '18 at 14:40

A Google Books search shows many instances of "coachings" that imply the use of "coaching" to denote an individual coaching tip or session. While I hadn't encountered this before, it seems established.


The object phrase "multiple of coaching(s)" is not proper and is awkward. A different phrase would convey the intended meaning correctly such as "in multiple areas", "in multiple disciplines" or just "multiple subjects" as three examples.

However, if you want to convey multiple groups, people, or teams, then use these similarly as object(s) to be coached. If you wish to express "multiple coaching sessions", then that phrase could be used for that purpose.


coaching (plural coachings) wictionary

The act by which someone is coached.

As in:

2009, Decisions and Orders of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board:

While Promedica may indeed have been an unfair labor practice case, the salient issue involved whether coachings were disciplinary wiktionary

Not an uncommon usage in the U.S. Here are a couple of links showing other diverse examples: coachings and training & Life Coachings | LinkedIn


"Coaching" is an uncountable 'singularia tantum' (always singular) noun, so it cannot be used in plural. https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/coaching

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