Practical Sports Coaching
Edited by Christine Nash
Routledge – 2014 – 328 pages
Practical Sports Coaching is a comprehensive textbook for all sports coaching students, with sections covering preparation for coaching, direct intervention, coaching methods and using technology to develop your practice.
- Provides you with the methods and tools to become an expert coach: structured around the coaching process, chapters highlight the essential skills required for professional coaching practice
- Practical approach helps you to consider common challenges faced by coaches and to suggest solutions to performance concerns
- Features include real life case studies and examples to help you link theory to practice
- Chapters on modern technologies help you to ensure your practice is completely up to date
- Companion website containing questions, scenarios and extension material.
This essential text offers a complete resource for coaching students looking to develop their practice.
Section 1: Preparing to Coach 1. Role of the Coach 2. Planning for Coaching 3. The Importance of a Coaching Philosophy Section 2: Coaching Context 4. The Competition Environment 5. The Practice Session: creating a learning environment 6. The Practice Session: creating a motivational climate 7. The Practice Session: talent development 8. Tactics: practice and competition Section 3: Tools for Improvement 9. Critical Thinking Skills 10. Emotional Intelligence 11: Mentoring 12: Reflective Practice Section 4: Technological Tools 13: The World Wide Web as a Coaching Resource 14. Using Geotechnologies as a Tool for Sports Coaching 15. Geotechnologies in the Coaching Context 16. Networking
Christine Nash is Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Coach Education in the Faculty of Life, Sport and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.