Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching (Paperback) book cover

Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

Edited by Shane Pill

© 2018 – Routledge (Supplementary (DRM-Free))

224 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

Request Inspection Copy
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138103900
pub: 2017-12-11
SAVE ~$8.19
$40.95
$32.76
x
Hardback: 9781138103894
pub: 2017-12-12
SAVE ~$30.00
$150.00
$120.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315102450
pub: 2017-12-06
from $40.95
$36.86


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Underpinned by a philosophy of empowerment, athlete-centred approaches to coaching are defined by a style that promotes learning through ownership, responsibility, initiative and awareness. Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching offers an in-depth theoretical examination of player-focused coaching models, and provides professional guidance for practising coaches.

Written by a cast of world-leading scholars and practitioners, and offering a breadth of approaches to, and critiques of, the application of athlete-centred coaching, the book covers topics including:

• athlete-centred coaching and holistic development

• coaching tactical creativity

• athlete-centred coaching in disability sport

• team culture and athlete-centred coaching

• developing thinking players through Game Sense coaching

• supporting athlete wellbeing

• athlete-centred coaching and Teaching Games for Understanding

• athlete-centred coaching in masters sport.

Based on the latest research and offering the most comprehensive enquiry into this central area of coaching theory, Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching is important reading for any students and lecturers of sports coaching or physical education, and practising coaches across any sport.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Shane Pill)

Part I: Theoretical Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

  1. Athlete-Centred Coaching: Extending the Possibilities of a Holistic and Process-Oriented Model to Athlete Development (Linda L. Griffin, Joy I. Butler and Joanna Sheppard)
  2. An Athlete-Centred Approach to Enhance Thriving Within Athletes and Coaches (Gretchen Kerr, Ashley Stirling and Joseph Gurgis)
  3. Coaching Tactical Creativity in Team Sports (Daniel Memmert)
  4. Athlete-Centred Coaching in Disability Sport: A Critical Perspective (Robert Townsend and Christopher Cushion)
  5. Team Culture and Athlete-Centred Coaching (John P. Alder)
  6. The Importance of Context in Athlete-Centred Coaching (Wayne Smith and Rod Philpot)
  7. Part II: Research Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

  8. Developing an Athlete-Centred Coaching in High Performance Field Hockey (Stephen Harvey)
  9. Developing Thinking Players: A Coach’s Experience with Game Sense Coaching (Shane Pill)
  10. Supporting Wellbeing: Athlete Transitions Through Elite to Sub-Elite Sport (Deborah Agnew and Andrew Marks)
  11. Body in Movement: Better Measurements for Better Coaching (Carlos Goncalves, Humberto Moreira Carvalho and Luís Catarino)
  12. Athlete-Centred Coaching and Teaching Games for Understanding: Not Quite the Perfect Match (Adrian P. Turner)
  13.  

    Part III: Researcher-Practitioner Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

  14. Athlete-Centred Coaching for Individual Sports (Richard Light)
  15. The Autoethnographic Journey of Athlete-Centred Experiences, Research and Learning: Athlete to Researcher, Now Coach, and Beyond (Karlene Headley-Cooper)
  16. Athlete-Centred Coaching in Swimming: An Autoethnography (Terry Magias)
  17. Athlete-Centred Approach - Beginning the Process in Junior Teams (Greg Forrest)
  18. Coach Educators as Athlete-Centred Practitioners (Ed Cope and Andy Lowe)
  19. Applying the Game Sense Approach and Mosston and Ashworth’s Inclusion Style-E to Promote Athlete-Centred Tennis Coaching with Junior Novice Players (Mitchell Hewitt, Ken Edwards, Machar Reid and Shane Pill)
  20. Athlete-Centred Coaching: Tensions and Opportunities Arising in the Masters Context (Chris Zehntner and Dawn Penney)

About the Editor

Shane Pill is Associate Professor in Physical Education and Sport at Flinders University, Australia. He received a 2016 Australian Government Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and is author of the popular Play with Purpose resources for teachers and coaches.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO061000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching / General