An Introduction to Sports Coaching

From Science and Theory to Practice

Author: Robyn L. Jones,Mike Hughes,Kieran Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134128426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

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An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible guide to the scientific, medical, educational and social science theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching. Throughout the text, the theory is illustrated 'in practice' with the use of real-life coaching scenarios, designed to show how athletes can benefit when their coach has a broader theoretical appreciation of sport. An Introduction to Sports Coaching is edited by a team of senior sports coaching academics, all of whom are also experienced sports coaches. The text contains: insights from practising international and club coaches clear definitions of important themes and key concepts relating to the sports science knowledge which underpins coaching. seminar and self-test questions to help confirm your understanding. An Introduction to Sports Coaching offers an ideal support text for today’s student of sports coaching.
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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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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

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'Understanding Sports Coaching' is relevant for working with athletes of all abilities. It explores every aspect of coaching practice and includes practical exercises to encourage reflective practice and to highlight the issues faced by the successful sports coach.
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Understanding Sports Coaching

The Pedagogical, Social and Cultural Foundations of Coaching Practice

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135102627

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Every successful sports coach knows that good teaching and social practices are just as important as expertise in sport skills and tactics. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Understanding Sports Coaching is still the only introduction to theory and practice in sports coaching to fully explore the social, cultural and pedagogical concepts underpinning good coaching practice. The book examines 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 covers every key aspect of coaching theory and practice, including important and emerging topics, such as: athletes’ identities athlete learning emotion in coaching coaching ethics professionalization talent identification and development coaching as a (micro)political activity Understanding Sports Coaching also includes a full range of practical exercises and extended 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 is an essential textbook for any degree-level course in sports coaching, and for any professional coach looking to develop their coaching expertise.
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Sport Coaching Research and Practice

Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism

Author: Julian North

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317620437

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

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Research shapes our understanding of practice in powerful and important ways, in sports coaching as in any other discipline. This innovative study explores the philosophical foundations of sport coaching research, examining the often implicit links between research process and practice, descriptions and prescriptions. Arguing that the assumptions of traditional single-disciplinary accounts, such as those based in psychology or sociology, risk over-simplifying our understanding of coaching, this book presents an alternative framework for sports coaching research based on critical realism. The result is an embedded, relational and emergent conception of coaching practice that opens new ways of thinking about coaching knowledge. Drawing on new empirical case study research, it demonstrates vividly how a critical realist-informed approach can provide a more realistic and accountable knowledge to coaching stakeholders. This knowledge promises to have important implications for coaching, and coach education and development practices. Sport Coaching Research and Practice: Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism is fascinating reading for any student or researcher working in sports coaching, sport pedagogy, physical education, the philosophy or sociology of sport, or research methodology in sport and exercise.
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Sport Coaching Concepts

A framework for coaching practice

Author: John Lyle,Chris Cushion

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136455930

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 354

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Coaching is a vital factor for success in sport at all levels. Sport Coaching Concepts offers a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical issues that underpin sport coaching practice. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, it explains why a conceptual approach to sport coaching is more important than ever before, using practice-orientated analysis to help students develop a full understanding of coaching theory and technique. Drawing on more than a decade’s worth of research, the book reflects upon the profound changes that have transformed coach education and development. It covers all the key topics of the sport coaching curriculum and includes six new chapters on the evolution of coaching theory, coaching expertise, decision making, social perspectives on the coach–athlete relationship, social inclusion and principles of coach development. Each chapter contains a full range of pedagogical features to aid learning, including discussion questions, practical projects, guides to further reading, case studies and insights from practising coaches. Sport Coaching Concepts is essential reading for all students of sport coaching and any serious coaches looking to develop their own coaching practice.
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Sports Coaching: The Basics

Author: Laura Purdy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317487605

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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Sports Coaching: The Basics is an engaging and provocative introduction to sports coaching which combines coaches’ views and experiences of their work with discussions and topical issues that feature in this fast-growing field. In doing so, coaches are placed at the centre of the discussions relating to philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological and pedagogical interpretations of contemporary practice. Consequently, the book prompts questions such as: What is coaching? What does it mean to be a coach? How do coaches influence athletes/players? How do coaches learn? What is it like to be a coach? In considering these questions, readers are encouraged to reflect upon their experiences of coaching and to start conversations with others about coaches’ work. Therefore, the book is of use for coaches, those interested in studying sports coaching, and coach educators or facilitators of coach learning initiatives.
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Advances in Applied Sport Psychology

A Review

Author: Stephen Mellalieu,Sheldon Hanton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134061919

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Advances in Applied Sport Psychology aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in contemporary sport psychology. Now available in paperback, the book draws together reviews of cutting edge research in key areas of applied sport psychology, assesses the implications of this research for current practice, and explores future avenues of research within each thematic area. This book surveys the scientific literature underpinning the most important skills and techniques employed in contemporary sport psychology, examining key topics such as: imagery goal setting self-talk stress management team building efficacy management attention control emotion regulation mental toughness. Representing the most up-to-date review of current scientific research, theory and practice in sport psychology, this book is a vital resource for all advanced students, researchers and practitioners working with athletes and sports performers.
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Notational Analysis of Sport

Systems for Better Coaching and Performance in Sport

Author: Mike Hughes,Ian Franks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203641958

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Notational analysis systems are used by the coach and sports scientist to gather objective data on the performance of athletes whether it be on tactics, technique, movement or work-rates during competition. This book explores the principles behind
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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

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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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