An Introduction to Sports Coaching

Connecting Theory to Practice

Author: Robyn L. Jones,Kieran Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113651046X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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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 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 Pedagogical, Social and Cultural Foundations of Coaching Practice

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135102694

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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Understanding Sports Coaching

The Social, Cultural and Pedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice

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

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 9780415307406

Category: Education

Page: 213

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This innovative introduction to the theory and practice of sports coaching emphasizes the social context of training, developing, and managing athletes. The book argues that although coaches commonly employ techniques such as feedback, reflection, and a variety in instructional models and learning styles, most do so implicitly and without fully understanding the complex interplay between coach, player, content, and social context. By defining learning as a social practice rather than a simple transmission of facts, the book aims to deepen the coach's understanding of the coaching process, to help coaches systematically develop their programs and to get the best out of their athletes.
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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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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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Research Methods for Sports Performance Analysis

Author: Peter O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134005350

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Modern techniques of sports performance analysis enable the sport scientist, coach and athlete to objectively assess, and therefore improve upon, sporting performance. They are an important tool for any serious practitioner in sport and, as a result, performance analysis has become a key component of degree programmes in sport science and sports coaching. Research Methods for Sports Performance Analysis explains how to undertake a research project in performance analysis including: selection and specification of a research topic the research proposal gaining ethical approval for a study developing a performance analysis system testing a system for reliability analysing and discussing data writing up results. Covering the full research cycle and clearly introducing the key themes and issues in contemporary performance analysis, this is the only book that sports students will need to support a research project in performance analysis, from undergraduate dissertation to doctoral thesis. Including case studies, examples and data throughout, this book is essential reading for any student or practitioner with an interest in performance analysis, sports coaching or applied sport science.
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Psychology in Sports Coaching

Theory and Practice

Author: Adam R. Nicholls

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 135178921X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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Some of the most effective coaches understand the fundamentals of sport psychology, which include interacting effectively with athletes, creating the optimal environment, assessing the psychological needs of their athletes, and even providing them with the mental training required to maximise performance. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Psychology in Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice clearly and accessibly introduces the principles and practice of sport psychology in the context of the coaching process. Drawing on the very latest research and theory, the book introduces the psychological tools and techniques that coaches can use to get the best performances out of their athletes. Including six new chapters on applying self-determination principles in coaching, creating the optimal motivational climate, increasing motivation, developing anti-doping attitudes, promoting challenge states, and mindfulness-based stress reduction training, the book also offers step-by-step guidance on key topics such as: Assessing the needs of athletes Facilitating awareness through goal-setting and performance profiling Working with special populations, including children and injured athletes Building team cohesion Maximising relationships and socially supporting athletes Teaching mental skills such as imagery and coping Building mental toughness and confidence. Every chapter contains useful features to aid learning and understanding, including in-depth case studies, critical thinking questions, clear and concise summaries, and practice exam questions. Psychology in Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice is essential reading for any student of sports coaching or any practising coach looking to extend and develop their skills, and useful applied reading for students of sport psychology.
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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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