An Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to Practice

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An Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to Practice

Format:  Hardcover,

260 pages

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Apr 2013

ISBN-13: 9780415694902

ISBN-10: 0415694906

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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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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Apr 2013
ISBN-13: 9780415694902
ISBN-10: 0415694906
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 260
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.75 x 9.75 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9780415694902

Chapter outline

Reflective practice in sports coaching: Thoughts on process, pedagogy and research
Pedagogy for coaches
Skill acquisition for coaches
Psychology for coaches
Sociology for coaches
History for coaches
Philosophy for coaches
Ethics for coaches
Sports development for coaches
Biomechanics for coaches
Match analysis for coaches
Sports medicine for coaches
Physiology for coaches
Tying it all together

Book description

An Introduction to Sports Coachingprovides 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. A new companion website provides additional teaching and learning resources.

No other introductory textbook explains the important of an holistic approach to sports coaching practice. This is an essential companion to any sports coaching course.

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