Sports Coaching E-Book: Professionalisation and Practice

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jun 29, 2010 - Medical - 288 pages

Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice is a comprehensive evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. The book is edited by leading academics in sports coaching studies and authored by a world-renowned team of experts in sports coaching research. It deals with all aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches’ decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides an up-to-date position statement on coaching themes, and makes explicit reference to the professionalisation of coaching. Written in an accessible style, and identifying critical ideas and issues, the book will complement and challenge both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and will be an invaluable source of ideas for researchers and academics.

Multicontributed chapters follow uniform structure to increase clarity and accessiblity of text 'Snapshots' of critical ideas and issues presented as models or diagrams to facilitate students' understanding Case examples and scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter Latest research and current literature summarised for each thematic topic.

 

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Contents

Conceptual development in sports coaching
1
Complex practice in coaching
15
Coaches decision making
27
Coach behaviour
43
Athlete development and coaching
63
Planning for team sports
85
The professionalisation of sports coaching
99
Becoming a highperformance coach
119
Towards a sociopedagogy of sports coaching
165
Understanding athlete learning and coaching practice
177
Coaching workforce development
193
Coaching practice and practice ethics
209
Coaches expertise
221
Coaching philosophy
233
Narrowing the field
243
Index
253

Coach education effectiveness
135
The learning coachthe learning approach
153

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