Based on latest research, this comprehensive book guides the reader through the 'how to' of sports coaching, covers all the essential elements of coaching and demonstrates how effective coaching practice can be developed.
Author: Alan Lynn
Publisher: Crowood Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Assesses coaching ethics and provides recommendations for coaching behaviour and conductExamines coaching research and the complexities of the coaching process, including how to develop a personal coaching philosophyInvestigates the issues and challenges of coaching children, and makes recommendations for safe and best practiceIncludes a consideration of coach profiling and shows how it can be used as a self-help guide to promote more effective practiceExamines in detail nine expert coaching actions: building relationships; creating a learning environment; effective communication; organization and control; coaching pedagogy; goal setting; planning and preparation; observation and analysis; and reflective practice Considers coaching disabled athletesDiscusses long-term planningDemonstrates how the reader can obtain further information about becoming a more effective coach
The book develops an "athlete-centred approach" to sports coaching, by which athletes take ownership of their learning, in turn strengthening their abilities to retain key skills and to make effective decisions during competition.
Author: Lynn Kidman
In this fresh and engaging introduction to sports coaching, Lynn Kidman and Stephanie Hanrahan guide students through the coaching process. Focusing on the practical aspects of sports coaching, the book helps students to develop their basic technical skills as well as strategies for working with individual and team athletes, and to plan and implement effective coaching sessions. The book develops an "athlete-centred approach" to sports coaching, by which athletes take ownership of their learning, in turn strengthening their abilities to retain key skills and to make effective decisions during competition. Useful pedagogical features in each chapter, such as real life case studies, activities, self-reflection questions, and summaries of current research and best practice, encourage reflective practice and help student coaches to develop and extend their coaching techniques and philosophies. The Coaching Process is invaluable reading for any student starting a sports coaching course at college or university, and for any coach working with athletes or children in sport who wants to improve their practical skills.
This chapter builds on the information in the sports coach UK ( SUK ) Coaching Essentials resource What is Sports Coaching ? It examines what is meant by good coaching and attempts to clarify the skills and knowledge required of an ...
Planning coaching sessions In order to deliver safe , effective and fun coaching sessions for your participants you will have to plan . If you plan your session thoroughly in advance you can ensure that : • you give participants the ...
Author: Sarah McQuade
Publisher: Coachwise 1st4sport
Category: Coaching (Athletics)
How to Coach Sports Effectively forms part of the 'Coaching Essentials Series' (contains the titles: What is Sports Coaching, How to Coach Sports Safely, How to Coach Sports Effectively, How to Coach Children in Sport, How to Coach Disabled People in Sport, How the Body Works in Sport .) The largest book in the Coaching Essentials range, this resource outlines the key components of the coaching process and contains lots of practical tips and ideas to use in your coaching sessions. Whatever your coaching style, this book will help you to ensure that both you and your participants get the most out of your sessions. You will learn how to assess your participants and tailor your sessions according to their needs, using a participant-centred approach. Explaining how people learn, this book will help you to understand how best to guide and support learning, through effective planning, communicating, assessing and evaluating. This edition contains an expanded section on how to plan and organise your coaching sessions, as well as additional sections on how to deliver and evaluate your coaching sessions. Regular 'practical tips' allow you to easily apply your knowledge in coaching sessions References throughout the text point you in the right direction for further reading Great stand-alone resource, but can be used in conjunction with the other books in the sports coach UK 'Coaching Essentials' range to provide a comprehensive introduction to coaching Suitable for anyone who leads or delivers sports programmes, eg coaches, leaders, teachers, instructors, development officers, officials, administrators, volunteers, parents/carers AND those with responsibility for the organisation of sport, eg national governing bodies, local authorities, centre managers, sports clubs
Effective coaching and the effective coach - the same concept? This is the question that has led to the most confusion in the literature, with the terms being used synonymously and with little precision. Setting out some assumptions may ...
Author: John Lyle
Coaching is a central feature of sport at all levels. This groundbreaking new text is the first to offer a comprehensive introduction to the conceptual issues that underpin sports coaching practice, and to provide a complete conceptual framework for understanding sports coaching. The analysis presented within the book is practice-orientated, exploring the language of the coaching process in order to define the role of the coach, and to better understand the relationship between the coach and the sports performer. Sports Coaching Concepts introduces the key issues behind every stage of the coaching process, presenting important new material on topics such as: * the historical and international context of the development of sports coaching * the role of the coach * participation and performance coaching modes * modelling the coaching process * coaching 'style' and 'philosophy' * decision-making and regulating the process * social factors influencing practice * the future of coach education and professionalisation. The book draws together the existing sports coaching literature for the first time, setting it against important new conceptual developments, and promises to have a profound influence on the nature of our coach education programmes. This book therefore represents essential reading for any student of sports coaching and any serious coach wishing to develop and extend their own coaching practice.
This is an optional unit which discusses how a sports coach can maximise the potential of performers through improving his or her own coaching effectiveness . The unit explores the roles , responsibilities and qualities of a successful ...
Author: Ray Barker
For the BTEC Sports Development and Fitness National qualification. As a companion to the core textbook, it covers six of the most popular option units. Additional features such as real-life case studies and discussion points help bring your learning to life.
Coaches must try to use the time they have available effectively. ... 1 Add to your poster presentation by describing and explaining three skills common to successful sports coaches. Include in your talk some examples of real coaches ...
Author: George Caplan
Category: Physical education and training
Matches Edexcel's specification which will apply from September 2007 and includes the core units for the Development, Coaching and Fitness, and Performance and Excellence pathways.
Coaching skills To be an effective coach and gain the respect and trust of your participants , you need a range of skills including leadership and organisation , communication , teaching and motivation skills . 21 coaching skills 22 ...
Part 2 of thebook provides a broad outline of what constitutes effective sports coaching. Some concepts and processes that relateto effective sports coaching donot appear in this section – it was thoughtthat they would better fit ...
Author: Ashley Gill
Category: Sports & Recreation
Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Foundations of Sports Coaching is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the practical, vocational and scientific principles that underpin the sports coaching process. It provides the reader with all the skills, knowledge and scientific background they will need to prepare athletes and sports people technically, tactically, physically and mentally. With practical coaching tips, techniques and tactics highlighted throughout, the book covers all the key components of a foundation course in sports coaching, including: the development of sports coaching as a profession coaching styles and technique planning and management basic principles of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychology fundamentals of training and fitness performance analysis reflective practice in coaching. This second edition features more case studies from real top-level sport, including football, basketball and athletics, helping the student to understand how to apply their knowledge in practice and providing useful material for classroom discussion. The book also includes a greater range of international examples; more references to contemporary research and a stronger evidence base, and new questions in each chapter to encourage the student to reflect upon their own coaching practice. Foundations of Sports Coaching bridges the gap between theory and applied practice and is essential reading for all introductory coaching courses and for any sports coach looking to develop their professional expertise.
Part 2 of the book provides a broad outline of what constitutes effective sports coaching. Some concepts and processesthatrelatetoeffective sports coaching do not appear in this section–itwasthoughtthat they would better fit in chapters ...
Author: Paul E. Robinson
Athletes and sports people at all levels rely on their coaches for advice, guidance and support. Foundations of Sports Coaching is a comprehensive introduction to the practical, vocational and scientific principles that underpin the sports coaching process. It provides the student of sports coaching with all the skills, knowledge and scientific background they will need to prepare athletes and sports people technically, tactically, physically and mentally. With practical coaching tips, techniques and tactics highlighted throughout, the book covers all the key components of a foundation course in sports coaching, including: the development of sports coaching as a profession coaching styles and technique planning and management basic principles of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychology fundamentals of training and fitness performance analysis reflective practice in coaching. Including international case-studies throughout and examples from top-level sport in every chapter, Foundations of Sports Coaching helps to bridge the gap between coaching theory and practice. This book is essential reading for all students of sports coaching and for any practising sports coach looking to develop and extend their coaching expertise.