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Understanding Sports Coaching: The Pedagogical, Social and Cultural Foundations of Coaching Practice
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UNDERSTANDING SPORTS COACHING: THE PEDAGOGICAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING PRACTICE

PAPERBACK BY CASSIDY, TANIA G.; JONES, ROBYN L.; POTRAC, PAUL A.

£39.99

ISBN
9780415857475
IMPRINT
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
STOCK FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
220 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
26 OCT 2015

DESCRIPTION

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.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction 2. Reflection Section 1: The Context of Coaching 3. Coaching Ethics 4. Coaching as a (Micro)political Activity 5. Professionalization of Sports Coaching Section 2: The Coach 6. Coaches' Selves 7. The Coach as a Pedagogical Performer Section 3: The Athletes 8. Athlete Learning 9. 'Developing' Athletes 10. Talent Identification and Development 11. Understanding Athletes' Identities Section 4: Knowledge 12. Content Knowledge 13. Discourse and the (Re)production of Coaching Knowledge 14. Assessing Knowledge and Ability