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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:
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.
Coaching and Organizational Culture presents a model showing how coaching can be used more holistically to support an organization's larger goals for change. The model advances coaching as a strategy - a combination of skills and practices that can be used to change the way organizations are designed and how business gets done.
In this book, coaching is viewed as an ongoing, collaborative process, answering the need for a coaching approach that is integrated with broader leadership development processes and linked with business objectives and outcomes. Based on a solid theoretical foundation, as well as years of professional experience, this book:
With the increased number of coaching programs and initiatives, this book is sure to be a valuable resource for students and executive coaches alike.