An Introduction to Sports Coaching

Connecting Theory to Practice

Author: Robyn L. Jones,Kieran Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415694906

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible and engaging guide to the scientific, social scientific, medical and pedagogical theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching. Now in a fully updated and revised second edition, it introduces students to the complex, messy, multi-faceted nature of coaching, and explores the full range of 'knowledges' which inform all successful coaching practice. Written by a team of leading international sports coaching academics and practitioners, as well as sport scientists and social scientists, the book provides a concise guide to every key theme in sports coaching, including: Reflective practice Pedagogy Skill acquisition Psychology Biomechanics Physiology Sport medicine and injury Performance analysis Sociology History Philosophy Sport development Each chapter makes a clear link between theory and practice, and includes discussion of real-life coaching scenarios and insights from practising international and club coaches. The book includes clear definitions of important themes and concepts, as well as seminar and review questions in each chapter designed to confirm understanding and encourage further enquiry. No other introductory textbook explains the importance of an holistic approach to sports coaching practice. This is an essential companion to any sports coaching course.
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Sports Training Principles

An Introduction to Sports Science

Author: Dr. Frank W. Dick O.B.E.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472905288

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 9587

This is the new, fully revised, sixth edition of this ultimate reference tool for all coaches responsible for training athletes to fulfill their performance potential. Written by world-renowned and highly sought after coach and President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Frank W. Dick, with contributions from Professor Timothy Noakes (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Dr Penny Werthner (University of Calgary, Canada), Scott Drawer (Athletic Performance Manager of Rugby Football Union), Vern Gambetta (USA Track & Field), Dr Cliff Mallett and Dr David Jenkins (University of Queensland, Australia), this textbook comprehensively covers the core aspects of sports coaching which can be applied to all sports and disciplines. This new edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest theory and practice in sports training and coaching, with supplementary contributions from international experts. The book covers the key sports science topics: Anatomy and physiology; Biomechanics, Psychology; Nutrition; Performance Analysis; Training; and Coaching methods This is a highly recommended resource for students of applied sports science, sports coaching, sports development, PE teachers, fitness advisers, coaches and athletes.
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Sports Coaching Cultures

From Practice to Theory

Author: Robyn L. Jones,Kathleen M. Armour,Paul Potrac

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415328524

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 185

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Sports Coaching Cultures is about expert coaches and the ways in which their individual life and career experiences lead to their personal beliefs about effective coaching.
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An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Movement

Author: Graeme Foreman,Andy Bradshaw

Publisher: Coachwise 1st4sport

ISBN: 1905540701

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 56

View: 526

Improve long term athlete development (LTAD) and teach children fundamental physical skills with this great resource This workbook is a detailed introduction to the FUNdamentals concept. Developed by experts at sports coach UK it covers the first three stages of Long-term Athlete Development and focuses on the importance of play, fun and enjoyment in sport. The work also: maps the fundamentals of movement across the bigger picture such as the National Curriculum and how different agencies work together provides practical ideas and advice on the application of the three core principles (agility, balance and co-ordination) in kids exercise explains how to coach FUNdamentals and how to plan a programme for coaching young athletes that incorporates the key concepts The underlying theme throughout this resource is for young people and adults to take part in sport and physical activity; they need to learn the FUNdamentals of Movement at an early age. FUNdamentals is about FUN and PROGRESS - taking young people from playground to podium!
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Understanding Sports Coaching

The Social, Cultural and Pedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice

Author: Tania G. Cassidy,Robyn L. Jones,Paul Potrac

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415442710

Category: Education

Page: 220

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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 second 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: power and the coach-athlete relationship viewing the athlete as a learner instructional methods and reflection how our view of ability informs assessment 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.
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Coaching Children in Sport

Author: Ian Stafford

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136964088

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Coaching Children in Sport explains why children should not be treated as mini-adults in sport and helps coaches to devise effective ways of working that not only achieve results but also take into account the best interests of the child. Including case studies, practical reflective activities and guides to further reading throughout, this book is an essential text for all courses and training programmes in sports coaching. It is also vital reading for all students, teachers and practitioners working with children in sport, physical education or developmental contexts.
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An Introduction to Performance Analysis of Sport

Author: Peter O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317810341

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 9092

Performance analysis has become an essential tool for coaches, athletes, sports organisations and academic researchers. Collecting and interpreting performance data enables coaches to improve their training programmes, athletes to make better tactical decisions, sports organisations to manage teams more effectively, and researchers to develop a better understanding of sports performance. This book is an essential introduction to the fundamental principles of performance analysis of sport and how to develop and operate performance analysis systems. Containing worked examples from real sporting events throughout, the book introduces the basics of quantitative and qualitative performance analysis, reviews the different types of data and information that performance analysis can generate, and explains how to test for reliability. It presents a step-by-step guide to developing both manual and computerised analysis systems, and writing up and presenting findings from performance analysis programmes. Representing the most up-to-date, concise and engaging introduction to sports performance analysis, this book is an ideal course text for all introductory performance analysis courses, as well as an invaluable primer for coaches and practitioners in sport.
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The Coaching Process

A Practical Guide to Becoming an Effective Sports Coach

Author: Lynn Kidman,Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135157065

Category: Education

Page: 296

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In this fresh and engaging introduction to sports coaching, Lynn Kidman and Stephanie Hanrahan guide students through the coaching process. Focusing on the practical aspects of sports coaching, the book helps students to develop their basic technical skills as well as strategies for working with individual and team athletes, and to plan and implement effective coaching sessions. The book develops an "athlete-centred approach" to sports coaching, by which athletes take ownership of their learning, in turn strengthening their abilities to retain key skills and to make effective decisions during competition. Useful pedagogical features in each chapter, such as real life case studies, activities, self-reflection questions, and summaries of current research and best practice, encourage reflective practice and help student coaches to develop and extend their coaching techniques and philosophies. The Coaching Process is invaluable reading for any student starting a sports coaching course at college or university, and for any coach working with athletes or children in sport who wants to improve their practical skills.
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Foundations of Sports Coaching

Author: Paul E. Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113410524X

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Athletes and sports people at all levels rely on their coaches for advice, guidance and support. Foundations of Sports Coaching is a comprehensive introduction to the practical, vocational and scientific principles that underpin the sports coaching process. It provides the student of sports coaching with all the skills, knowledge and scientific background they will need to prepare athletes and sports people technically, tactically, physically and mentally. With practical coaching tips, techniques and tactics highlighted throughout, the book covers all the key components of a foundation course in sports coaching, including: the development of sports coaching as a profession coaching styles and technique planning and management basic principles of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychology fundamentals of training and fitness performance analysis reflective practice in coaching. Including international case-studies throughout and examples from top-level sport in every chapter, Foundations of Sports Coaching helps to bridge the gap between coaching theory and practice. This book is essential reading for all students of sports coaching and for any practising sports coach looking to develop and extend their coaching expertise.
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The Sports Coach as Educator

Re-conceptualising Sports Coaching

Author: Robyn L. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113420969X

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Teaching athletes to improve their performance is the essence of sports coaching. In response to new government-led initiatives to invest in and develop coaching, this book is the first introduction to pedagogical theory for coaching. Bringing helpful insights from educational theory to bear on coaching practice, The Sports Coach as Educator expands and enriches the role of the coach and allows professionals to approach their work in new and inventive ways. Exploring the nature of coaching, this text covers: educational concepts in coaching coaching, teaching and leadership athletes’ learning coaching communities and the social process reflective practice mentoring developing expert coaches.
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Sports Coaching Concepts

A Framework for Coaches' Behaviour

Author: John Lyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134506988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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Coaching is a central feature of sport at all levels. This groundbreaking new text is the first to offer a comprehensive introduction to the conceptual issues that underpin sports coaching practice, and to provide a complete conceptual framework for understanding sports coaching. The analysis presented within the book is practice-orientated, exploring the language of the coaching process in order to define the role of the coach, and to better understand the relationship between the coach and the sports performer. Sports Coaching Concepts introduces the key issues behind every stage of the coaching process, presenting important new material on topics such as: * the historical and international context of the development of sports coaching * the role of the coach * participation and performance coaching modes * modelling the coaching process * coaching 'style' and 'philosophy' * decision-making and regulating the process * social factors influencing practice * the future of coach education and professionalisation. The book draws together the existing sports coaching literature for the first time, setting it against important new conceptual developments, and promises to have a profound influence on the nature of our coach education programmes. This book therefore represents essential reading for any student of sports coaching and any serious coach wishing to develop and extend their own coaching practice.
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The Essentials of Performance Analysis

An Introduction

Author: Mike Hughes,Ian Franks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134097549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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What is performance analysis and how does its use benefit sports performance? How can you use performance analysis in your sport? The Essentials of Performance Analysis answers your questions, providing a complete guide to the foundational elements of match and performance analysis for new students and beginners. As well as a basic introduction to the sport science and theory that underlies performance analysis, the book contains many practical examples to show performance analysis in its applied context. It includes discussion of: approaches to analyzing sport performance the use of feedback technologies the use of video and biomechanical analysis interpreting data coaching with notational analysis. The Essentials of Performance Analysis is a straightforward, concise and authoritative guide for students of sport science and sports coaching, as well as for coaches and athletes looking to develop their insight into sports performance analysis.
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Understanding Sports Coaching

The Social, Cultural and Pedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice

Author: Tania Cassidy,Robyn L. Jones,Paul Potrac

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307390

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 6783

This text provides an innovative introduction to the theory and practice of sports coaching, highlighting the social, cultural and pedagogical concepts that underpin good practice, and includes practical exercises to highlight issues faced.
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Sport Pedagogy

An Introduction for Teaching and Coaching

Author: Kathleen Armour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317902866

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Sport Pedagogy offers an essential starting point for anyone who cares about sport, education and young people. It offers invaluable theoretical and practical guidance for studying to become an effective teacher or coach, and for anyone who wants to inspire children and young people to engage in and enjoy sport for life. The book also focuses on you as a learner in sport, prompting you to reflect critically on the ways in which your early learning experiences might affect your ability to diagnose the learning needs of young people with very different needs. Sport Pedagogy is about learning in practice. It refers both the ways in which children and young people learn and the pedagogical knowledge and skills that teachers and coaches need to support them to learn effectively. Sport pedagogy is the study of the place where sport and education come together. The study of sport pedagogy has three complex dimensions that interact to form each pedagogical encounter: Knowledge in context - what is regarded as essential or valuable knowledge to be taught, coached or learnt is contingent upon historical, social and political contextual factors that define practice; Learners and learning -at the core of sport pedagogy is expertise in complex learning theories, and a deep understanding of diversity and its many impacts on the ways in which young learners can learn; Teachers/teaching and coaches/coaching - effective teachers and coaches are lifelong learners who can harness the power of sport for diverse children and young people. Gaining knowledge and understanding of the three dimensional concept of sport pedagogy is the first step towards ensuring that the rights of large numbers of children and young people to effective learning experiences in and through sport are not denied. The book is organised into three sections: background and context; young people as diverse learners; the professional responsibility of teachers and coaches. Features of each chapter include: research extracts, ‘comments’ to summarise key points, individual and group learning tasks, suggested resources for further reading, and reference lists to enable you to follow-up points of interest. This book provides you with some of the prior knowledge you need to make best use of teaching materials, coaching manuals and other resources. In so doing you, as a teacher or coach, will be well placed to offer an effective and professional learning service to children and young people in sport.
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The Sociology of Sports Coaching

Author: Robyn L. Jones,Paul Potrac,Chris Cushion,Lars Tore Ronglan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135260079

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Sports coaching is a social activity. At its heart lies a complex interaction between coach and athlete played out within the context of sport, itself a socio-culturally defined set of practices. In this ground-breaking book, leading international coaching scholars and coaches argue that an understanding of sociology and social theory can help us better grasp the interactive nature of coaching and consequently assist in demystifying the mythical ‘art’ of the activity. The Sociology of Sports Coaching establishes an alternative conceptual framework from which to explore sports coaching. It firstly introduces the work of key social theorists, such as Foucault, Goffman and Bourdieu among others, before highlighting the principal themes that link the study of sociology and sports coaching, such as power, interaction, and knowledge and learning. The book also outlines and develops the connections between theory and practice by placing the work of each selected social theorist alongside contemporary views on that work from a current practicing coach. This is the first book to present a critical sociological perspective of sports coaching and, as such, it represents an important step forward in the professionalization of the discipline. It is essential reading for any serious student of sports coaching or the sociology of sport, and for any reflective practitioner looking to become a better coach.
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How to Coach Sports Effectively

Author: Sarah McQuade

Publisher: Coachwise 1st4sport

ISBN: 9781902523521

Category: Coaching (Athletics)

Page: 39

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How to Coach Sports Effectively forms part of the 'Coaching Essentials Series' (contains the titles: What is Sports Coaching, How to Coach Sports Safely, How to Coach Sports Effectively, How to Coach Children in Sport, How to Coach Disabled People in Sport, How the Body Works in Sport .) The largest book in the Coaching Essentials range, this resource outlines the key components of the coaching process and contains lots of practical tips and ideas to use in your coaching sessions. Whatever your coaching style, this book will help you to ensure that both you and your participants get the most out of your sessions. You will learn how to assess your participants and tailor your sessions according to their needs, using a participant-centred approach. Explaining how people learn, this book will help you to understand how best to guide and support learning, through effective planning, communicating, assessing and evaluating. This edition contains an expanded section on how to plan and organise your coaching sessions, as well as additional sections on how to deliver and evaluate your coaching sessions. Regular 'practical tips' allow you to easily apply your knowledge in coaching sessions References throughout the text point you in the right direction for further reading Great stand-alone resource, but can be used in conjunction with the other books in the sports coach UK 'Coaching Essentials' range to provide a comprehensive introduction to coaching Suitable for anyone who leads or delivers sports programmes, eg coaches, leaders, teachers, instructors, development officers, officials, administrators, volunteers, parents/carers AND those with responsibility for the organisation of sport, eg national governing bodies, local authorities, centre managers, sports clubs
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Learning in Sports Coaching

Theory and Application

Author: Lee Nelson,Ryan Groom,Paul Potrac

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317597052

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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The facilitation of learning is a central feature of coaches’ and coach educators’ work. Coaching students and practitioners are, as a result, being expected to give increasing levels of thought towards how they might help to develop the knowledge and practical skills of others. Learning in Sports Coaching provides a comprehensive introduction to a diverse range of classic, critical, and contemporary theories of learning, education, and social interaction and their potential application to sports coaching. Each chapter is broadly divided into two sections. The first section introduces a key thinker and the fundamental tenets of his or her scholarly endeavours and theorising. The second considers how the theorist’s work might influence how we understand and attempt to promote learning in coaching and coach education settings. By design this book seeks to promote theoretical connoisseurship and to encourage its readers to reflect critically on their beliefs about learning and its facilitation. This is an essential text for any pedagogical course taken as part of a degree programme in sports coaching or coach education.
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The Ethics of Sports Coaching

Author: Alun R Hardman,Carwyn Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113528296X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Is the role of the sports coach simply to improve sporting performance? What are the key ethical issues in sports coaching practice? Despite the increasing sophistication of our understanding of the player-sport-coach relationship, the dominant perspective of the sports coach is still an instrumental one, focused almost exclusively on performance, achievement and competitive success. In this ground-breaking new book, leading sport scholars challenge that view, arguing that the coaching process is an inherently moral one with an inescapably ethical dimension, involving intense relationships between players and coaches. The Ethics of Sports Coaching critically examines this moral aspect, develops a powerful idea of what sports coaching ought to be, and argues strongly that coaches must be aware of the ethical implications of their acts. The book is structured around four central themes: the nature of coaching, the character of the coach, coaching specific populations and specific coaching contexts. It explores in detail many of the key ethical issues in contemporary sports coaching, including: coaching special populations the ethics of talent identification understanding the limits of performance enhancement coaching dangerous sports expatriate coaching setting professional standards in sports coaching. Combining powerful theoretical positions with clear insights into the everyday realities of sports coaching practice, this is an agenda-setting book. It is essential reading for all students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in sports coaching or the ethics and philosophy of sport.
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Equine Sports Coaching

Author: Alison Lincoln

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405179621

Category: Medical

Page: 262

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A vital book for equine coaches. Drawing on tried-and-tested coaching practices used successfully in other sports, this book provides an introduction to coaching specific to the equine environment. The coaching process as a whole is addressed for both the horse and rider. The UK Government Coaching Task Force highlighted the need for the development of coaching across all sports, which led to the introduction of the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC). Soon any coaching of horses and riders will need to be done by qualified individuals only. Equine Sports Coaching is ideal for those studying for the UKCC or other qualifications in equine sports and leisure coaching. Key features: * in line with UK Coaching Certificate qualifications * covers performance analysis, periodisation of training programmes, sports psychology, and communication skills * advises on the personal development of the coach to support career development in this field
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