252 pages | 71 B/W Illus.
Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching is an innovative, user-friendly, practical and theoretical guide for educating sports coaches as mentors. It is the first book to employ design thinking techniques to develop a new approach to mentor education in sports coaching.
Providing theoretical grounding in mentoring conversations, design thinking and case study research, the book centres on a series of redesigned mentoring conversations between some of the world’s leading sports coaching experts, coach educators, mentors and mentees. It covers topics such as:
Closing with a critique of the sports coach mentor as design thinker, Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching is important reading for any upper-level student or researcher working in sports coaching, sports pedagogy or youth sport, and any coach looking to integrate sound mentoring theory into their professional practice.
List of Contributors
Part I Sports Coaching: Mentor as Design Thinker
1 An Ecological, Reflexive and Praxis Oriented Mentor Training Programme: The Role of the Mentoring Conversation
Fiona C. Chambers,, Tandy Haughey, Gavin Breslin and Deirdre Brennan
2 What is Design Thinking? A Case Study of Using Design Thinking in a Sports Coaching Context
Brian Cuthbert, Trevor Vaugh and Fiona C. Chambers
Part II Sports Coaching: Case Studies of Mentoring Conversations
3 Making the Transitions from the UEFA Advanced Licence to the UEFA Professional Licence (or not)
Ryan Groom and Rebecca Sawiuk
4 A Mentoring Conversation in Community Sports Coaching Martyn Cooke [mentor] and Lisa Snape [mentee]
Laura Gale, William Taylor and Martyn Cook
5 An Irish Case Study Conversation: Rugby
Fiona C. Chambers, Gary Byrne and Ultan O'Callaghan
6 Giving Voice to the Nodding Donkey: A Critical-humanistic Approach to Mentoring from Down Under
Glenn Fyall, Jackie Cowan and Hugh Galvan
7 Portuguese Case Study Conversation: Handball
João Costa and Marcos Onofre
8 The Coffee Club
Christine Nash and Clifford J. Mallett
9 Canadian Case Study Conversation: Mentorship in Elite Women’s Ice Hockey
Gordon A. Bloom, Jordan S. Lefebvre and Peter Smith
10 Irish Case Study Conversation: Gaelic Games
Wesley O’ Brien, Brian Cuthbert and Niall McCarthy
11 A University Academic Mentor – Mentee relationship in practice; A Northern Irish Sports Coaching Degree
Tandy Jane Haughey and Robin Gregg
Part III Sports Coach Mentor as Design Thinker - Some Final Thoughts
12 Lessons Learned: Sports Coach Mentor as Design Thinker
Trevor Vaugh, Joanne Moles and Fiona C. Chambers
The Routledge Research in Sports Coaching series provides a platform for leading experts and emerging academics in this important discipline to present ground-breaking work on the history, theory, practice and contemporary issues of sports coaching. The series sets a new benchmark for research in sports coaching, and offers a valuable contribution to the wider sphere of sports studies.