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Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice is a comprehensive evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. The book is edited by leading academics in sports coaching studies and authored by a world-renowned team of experts in sports coaching research. It deals with all aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches' decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides an up-to-date position statement on coaching themes, and makes explicit reference to the professionalisation of coaching. Written in an accessible style, and identifying critical ideas and issues, the book will complement and challenge both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and will be an invaluable source of ideas for researchers and academics.
''The editors state the purpose of this book as being "to make a 'position statement' about the nature of coaching, and our understanding of it 'in practice'"(p. xi). In many ways the book can be seen as a sequel to John Lyle's seminal and widely cited book "Sports Coaching Concepts. The book is also highly recommended to serious coaches, who will find practical value from chapters such as those on athlete development, planning, ethics, coaching philosophy; as well the chapters on pedagogy." Simon Jenkins
Edited by John Lyle, BA(Hons), MSc, MEd, EdD, PgDipMan, PgCertEd, Professor of Sports Coaching, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK and Chris Cushion, BSc, PhD, Reader, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
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