Positive Pedagogy is an athlete-centred, inquiry-based approach that transforms the way we understand learning and coaching in sport and can be successfully employed across a range of different sports and levels of performance. Applied Positive Pedagogy in Sports Coaching: International Cases reflects the uptake of Positive Pedagogy by coaches across different countries and sport settings through its complete focus on their experiences of using it and adapting it to their needs and contexts.
Comprising 17 detailed chapters that examine both Team Sports (Part 1) and Individual Sports (Part 2), this book seeks to provide insight into the opportunities and challenges involved in the application of Positive Pedagogy for sport coaching (PPed). Critically, it also identifies any problems the coaches encountered, how they addressed them and what they learned from these experiences.
Acting as a complementary text to the successful Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching, 2nd edition, Applied Positive Pedagogy in Sports Coaching: International Cases is an exciting, applied text that will be vital reading for all practising sports coaches or physical education teachers looking to improve or even transform their professional practice, as well as sports coaching students and researchers.
Table of Contents
Positive Pedagogy for coaching team and individual sports: An Overview
Richard Light and Stephen Harvey
Part I: Team Sports
1. Providing a positive experience of learning: An Australian football (AFL) experience
2. Positive Pedagogy in cricket coaching: A season of reflections
Kendall Jarrett and Elliot Wilson with Andy Siddall
3. Applying positive pedagogy to a season of basketball
4. Coaching baseball with Positive Pedagogy
5. Football in a Japanese women’s university
6. Enhancing enjoyment through positive pedagogy, wearable technology and flow
7. Providing positive experiences of learning in girls’ soccer (football)
8. Using Positive Pedagogy in striking and fielding games
Part II: Individual Sports
9. The Influence of a PPED Course on Coaching Practice
Richard Light and Mohammad Shah Razak
10. Swimming: Second kick in butterfly
11. Performing in chaos: Coaching transition for young triathletes using Positive Pedagogy
Juliet Paterson and Kass Gibson
12. Teaching javelin in a Singaporean school
13. Teaching for motivation and awareness in children’s and youth gymnastics
Bianca Couto de Aguiar
14. Boxing technique
15. Positive Pedagogy for Strength and Conditioning in women’s soccer
16. Beach sprint starts
17. Teaching climbing techniques in Singapore
Mohammad Shah Razak
Richard Light is Professor of Sport Pedagogy in the College of Education, Health and Human Development at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a prominent figure in research on, and the development of, athlete-centred coaching. Richard’s experience as a coach was in school sport as a primary and secondary school teacher and at high-performance levels in rugby and martial arts, where he coached national champions in karate and kickboxing. Stephen Harvey is Associate Professor of Coaching Education in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy at Ohio University, USA, and a prominent figure in research on games-based coaching (GBA). He is an international field hockey coach and works with USA Field Hockey. He also coaches at a local soccer club and has led coach development sessions for numerous organizations, including the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in its National Team Coach Leadership and Development Program.
Stephen Harvey is Professor of Coaching, Health and Physical Education in the Department of Recreation and Sports Pedagogy at Ohio University, USA, and a prominent figure in research on games-based coaching. Stephen is a licensed physical education teacher who has coached a collegiate national championship winning team in women’s soccer as well as junior and master’s level international field hockey teams. He coaches at a local soccer club and has led coach development sessions for numerous organizations, including USA field hockey and the United States Olympic Committee. Stephen recently qualified as an International Council for Coach Education Coach Developer through participation in the Nippon Sport Science University Coach Developer Academy.