Understanding Sports Coaching

Understanding Sports Coaching

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Successful sports coaching is as dependent on utilising good teaching and social practices as it is about expertise in sport skills and tactics. Understanding Sports Coaching offers an innovative introduction to the theory and practice of sports coaching, highlighting the social, cultural and pedagogical concepts underpinning good coaching practice. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book explores the complex interplay between coach, athlete, coaching programme and social context, and encourages coaches to develop an open and reflective approach to their own coaching practice. It addresses key issues such as: athlete motivation and long term development viewing the athlete as a learner instructional methods and reflection working with different athletic and learning abilities coaching philosophy and ethics Understanding Sports Coaching also includes a full range of practical exercises and case studies designed to encourage coaches to reflect critically upon their own coaching strategies, their interpersonal skills and upon important issues in contemporary sports coaching. This book is essential reading for all students of sports coaching and for any professional coach looking to develop their coaching expertise.Lyle, J. (1999b) a#39;The coaching process: an overviewa#39;, in N. Cross and J. Lyle (eds ) The Coaching Process: Principles and Practice ... important for evaluating Canadian university athletic coachesa#39;, Journal of Sport Management, 10(4): 446- 462. ... Martens, R. (1996) Successful Coaching, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Martens, R. (1997) Successful Coaching, 2nd edn, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Title:Understanding Sports Coaching
Author:Tania Cassidy, Robyn L. Jones, Paul Potrac
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004


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