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Professional Advances in Sports Coaching
Research and Practice

ISBN 9780815381228
Published December 7, 2018 by Routledge
446 Pages

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Book Description

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

Kristen Dieffenbach

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

Paul Gorczynski

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?

Chris Cushion

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

Amy Whitehead

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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.