Sports coaches apply their skills in a wider variety of contexts, and with a more diverse range of athletes and participants, than ever before. This book introduces the professional competencies and knowledge needed to build successful working relationships across the different communities and groups with which coaches operate.
The book offers important insight for coaches who work with specific populations including different age groups; black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people; those of different gender or sexual orientation; individuals with disabilities or illness; the socio-economically disadvantaged; and refugees. Drawing on real-world case studies, such as coaching girls in combat sports and coaching cardiac rehab patients, and adopting a critical approach to values, philosophy and pedagogic process, this book argues that understanding the recipient of coaching and their particular needs is as important as content knowledge.
With contributions from leading coaching researchers and practitioners, this is important reading for developing coaches, students on sports courses and other individuals involved in the sport pedagogy domain who seek to gain a better understanding of the demands of meeting the specific needs of people in the coaching process.
- Coaching for Youth Performance: Challenging Tradition through Understanding and Applying Non-Linear Approaches to Skill Development
- Coaching Children and Youth: Building Physical Foundations
- Understanding the Sport Values of Young People and Recognising the Implications for their Coaches: Sport for Kids, Not Kids for Sport
- Coaching Female Combat Athletes: Creating Positive Environments for Women and Girls
- Sport Coaching in a Disadvantaged Community: A Case Study of Freestyle BMX
- A Structural Shift in Voluntary Work with Refugees within Sports Clubs in Germany
- The Importance of Sport in Engaging Refugees: ‘It’s Only a Game?’
- Addressing the Under-representation of BAME Coaches in Professional Football Club Youth Academies: An Examination of the EFL Mandatory Code of Coach Recruitment
- Coaching and Teaching LGBT Youth
- Disability Sport Coaching: ‘You Just Coach the Athlete not the Disability’
- Coaching Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities: Same Thing but Different?
- The Role of Physical Activity in Cancer Rehabilitation
- Decreasing the Fear of Falling in Older Adults: The Use of Adapted Utilitarian Judo
- Physical Activity and Ageing: Keep Moving!
James Wallis and Tim van Noort
Floris Pietzsch and James Wallis
Catherine Phipps, Anastasia Khomutova and Alex Channon,
Ben Gould and Carlotta Giussani
Sebastian Braun, Katrin Albert, Mareike Alscher and Stefan Hansen
Steven Bradbury and Dominic Conricode
Gillian Teideman and Graham Spacey
Chris Cushion, Tabo Huntley and Robert Townsend
Natalie J. Campbell and Jon Stonebridge
Louisa Beale and Jan Sheward
Óscar del Castillo Andrés, Luis Toronjo Hornillo, María Teresa Toronjo Hornillo and María del Carmen Campos Mesa
Peter Watt and Janus Gudlaugsson
Concluding Thoughts and Future Considerations
James Wallis and John Lambert