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Athlete Learning in Elite Sport: A Cultural Framework

Athlete Learning in Elite Sport: A Cultural Framework

1st Edition

Natalie Barker-Ruchti
February 21, 2019

Elite athletes lead a particular way of life, which creates significant learning and shapes their selves. This is the first sociological-pedagogical text to conceptualise athlete learning in elite sport and across athletic careers. It outlines theories of learning and argues for a cultural...

Leadership in Sports Coaching: A Social Identity Approach

Leadership in Sports Coaching: A Social Identity Approach

1st Edition

Paul Cummins, Ian O'Boyle, Tony Cassidy
February 04, 2019

The professionalisation of sports coaching has demanded higher standards of leadership in order to improve performance and effectiveness. This book focuses on leadership in sports coaching, exploring key concepts and principles underpinned by a presentation of new empirical research. Placing social...

Sport Coaching Research and Practice: Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism

Sport Coaching Research and Practice: Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism

1st Edition

Julian North
January 31, 2019

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,...

Professional Advances in Sports Coaching: Research and Practice

Professional Advances in Sports Coaching: Research and Practice

1st Edition

Richard Thelwell, Matt Dicks
December 07, 2018

Despite the rapid advance of the academic study of coaching science, there is a dearth of evidence on contemporary progressions within the coaching profession itself, particularly around the wide-ranging challenges that coaches face. Professional Advances in Sports Coaching constitutes an essential...

Care in Sport Coaching: Pedagogical Cases

Care in Sport Coaching: Pedagogical Cases

1st Edition

Colum Cronin, Kathleen Armour
July 31, 2018

While it is accepted that sport coaches should safeguard participants, Care in Sport Coaching: Pedagogical Cases argues that coaches have a duty of care that moves beyond protection and involves the development of caring relationships with athletes. Recent high-profile incidents of abuse in sport...

Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A Design Thinking Approach

Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A Design Thinking Approach

1st Edition

Fiona C. Chambers
May 03, 2018

Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching is an innovative, user-friendly, practical and theoretical guide for educating sports coaches as mentors. It is the first book to employ design thinking techniques to develop a new approach to mentor education in sports coaching. Providing theoretical...

The Psychology of Sports Coaching: Research and Practice

The Psychology of Sports Coaching: Research and Practice

1st Edition

Richard Thelwell, Chris Harwood, Iain Greenlees
January 03, 2018

This is the first book to offer a comprehensive review of current research in the psychology of sports coaching. It provides detailed, critical appraisals of the key psychological concepts behind the practice of sports coaching and engages with contemporary debates in this field. Organised around...

Women in Sports Coaching

Women in Sports Coaching

1st Edition

Nicole M. LaVoi
October 12, 2017

Women in many Westernized countries encounter a wider variety of career opportunities than afforded in previous decades, and the percentage of women leaders in nearly every sector is on the rise. Sport coaching, however, remains a domain where gender equity has declined or stalled, despite...

A History of Sports Coaching in Britain: Overcoming Amateurism

A History of Sports Coaching in Britain: Overcoming Amateurism

1st Edition

Dave Day, Tegan Carpenter
April 28, 2017

At the London Olympics in 2012 Team GB achieved a third place finish in the medals table. A key factor in this achievement was the high standard of contemporary British sports coaching. But how has British sports coaching transitioned from the amateur to the professional, and what can the hitherto...

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