Despite the rapid advance of the academic study of coaching science, there is a dearth of evidence on contemporary progressions within the coaching profession itself, particularly around the wide-ranging challenges that coaches face. Professional Advances in Sports Coaching constitutes an essential collection of the most innovative, up-to-date reviews and research on professional issues in sports coaching and coaching psychology.
Seeking to assess and challenge contemporary conceptual and theoretical research around the evolving nature of the coach’s role, issues associated with athlete and coach welfare, and societal demands of the coach, the book covers topics as diverse as:
- gender and spirituality within sports coaching;
- working in culturally diverse environments and disability sport;
- understanding hazing, mental health issues, and disordered eating in athletes;
- moral behaviour and safeguarding;
- high performance coaching and talent development;
- communicating with athletes in the age of social media, and managing cliques.
Written by leading experts from around the world, every chapter clarifies and defines key concepts, gives an up-to-date and comprehensive review of literature within the area, and examines the implications for future research and applied practice. This is a critical resource for any upper-level student enrolled in sports coaching science or practice classes, sports coaching academics with an interest in professional practice, and practicing sports coaches.
Table of Contents
1. The Professionalisation Of Sport Coaching
Julian North, David Piggott, Sergio Lara-Bercial, Andrew Abraham, and Bob Muir
2. The Theoretical Underpinnings of Transformational Coaching In Sport
Jennifer Turnnidge and Jean Côté
3.The Coaching Journey: Learning as Lifelong and Life-Wide
Christine Nash, Diane Culver, Koon-Teck Koh, Melissa Thompson, Larissa Galatti, and Tiago Duarte
4. Working within Culturally Diverse Environments: The Role of Discourse in Identity Construction and the Implications for Coaching
Kerry R. McGannon, Jenny McMahon, and Chris Zenthner
5. Sport for All: Considerations When Coaching in Disability Sport Understanding the Coaching Landscape
Becky Clark and Andrea Woodson-Smith
6. Exploring the Gender Divide in Current Day Sport Coaching
Nicole M. LaVoi, Matea Wasend, and Anna Baeth
7. Understanding and Supporting Spirituality in Sport
Noora J. Ronkainen
8. Understanding the Coaches’ Role in Talent Development
Melissa A. Chase, Emily Wright, and Justin S. DiSanti
9. Professional Issues and Ethics in Sport Coaching
10. The Coach’s Role on Moral Behaviour in Sport
Maria Kavussanu and Ken Hodge
11. Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse: The Role of the Coach
Daniel Rhind and Richard Blair
12. Understanding Health-Compromising Behaviours in Athletes: Alcohol Use, Marijuana Use, Hazing, and Gambling
Jennifer J. Waldron and Christopher L. Kowalski
13. More Than Just A Coach: Developing Awareness Of Eating Disorders And Body Image Concerns In Sport
Dana K. Voelker and Lindsey H. Schroeder
14. The Coach as Mentor
Steven B. Rynne, Bob Crudgington, and Clifford J. Mallett
15. Developing Mental Health Literacy in Coaches
16. Promoting and Protecting Coach Psychological Well-Being and Performance
Faye F. Didymus, James L. Rumbold, and Helen R. Staff
17. High Performance Sport Coaching: Leading Support Teams Toward Successful Performance Outcomes
Jamie Youngson and Richard J. Keegan
18. Managing Groups and Cliques
Christopher R. D. Wagstaff, and Luc J. Martin
19. Communicating with Athletes: The Influence of Social Media
Stewart T. Cotterill
20. Multilevel Model of Sport Injury (MMSI): Can Coaches Impact and be Impacted by Injury?
Ross Wadey, Melissa Day, Francesca Cavallerio, and Laura Martinelli
21. Observing Coach Behaviours: Developing Coaching Practice And Coach Education?
22. Making Reflective Practice Beneficial
Brendan Cropley, Andy Miles, and Zoe Knowles
23. Knowing When, and How, To Step Out: Coach Retirement
Claire-Marie Roberts, and Göran Kenttä
24. Think Aloud Protocol: Application to Athlete Cognition and Coach Education
Richard Thelwell is Head of Department for Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Professor of Applied Sport Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His current research interests are within the area of coach psychology, psychological skills and behaviour change, and practitioner development. He serves as Associate Editor for Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and on the Editorial Board for International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and International Journal of Sport Psychology. In addition to his research activities, Richard has extensive applied-practitioner experience and is a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society, and an Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Matt Dicks is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research interests are centred on the study of perception and action processes that underpin the acquisition and control of skilled human movement. He has an extensive publication record across numerous fields including exercise and sports science, experimental psychology, and neuroscience and has presented over 25 keynote and invited lectures in nine different countries. He has held research assistant positions at the University of Chichester, UK and Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, a research associate post at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, a postdoctoral research position at the VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands, and he has been a Visiting Professor at University of Caen, France and University of Rouen, France.