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.
1. The Professionalisation Of Sport Coaching
2. The Theoretical Underpinnings of Transformational Coaching In Sport
3.The Coaching Journey: Learning as Lifelong and Life-Wide
4. Working within Culturally Diverse Environments: The Role of Discourse in Identity Construction and the Implications for Coaching
5. Sport for All: Considerations When Coaching in Disability Sport Understanding the Coaching Landscape
6. Exploring the Gender Divide in Current Day Sport Coaching
7. Understanding and Supporting Spirituality in Sport
8. Understanding the Coaches’ Role in Talent Development
9. Professional Issues and Ethics in Sport Coaching
10. The Coach’s Role on Moral Behaviour in Sport
11. Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse: The Role of the Coach
12. Understanding Health-Compromising Behaviours in Athletes: Alcohol Use, Marijuana Use, Hazing, and Gambling
13. More Than Just A Coach: Developing Awareness Of Eating Disorders And Body Image Concerns In Sport
14. The Coach as Mentor
15. Developing Mental Health Literacy in Coaches
16. Promoting and Protecting Coach Psychological Well-Being and Performance
17. High Performance Sport Coaching: Leading Support Teams Toward Successful Performance Outcomes
18. Managing Groups and Cliques
19. Communicating with Athletes: The Influence of Social Media
20. Multilevel Model of Sport Injury (MMSI): Can Coaches Impact and be Impacted by Injury?
21. Observing Coach Behaviours: Developing Coaching Practice And Coach Education?
22. Making Reflective Practice Beneficial
23. Knowing When, and How, To Step Out: Coach Retirement
24. Think Aloud Protocol: Application to Athlete Cognition and Coach Education