E-books: Coaching Theory

  • Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching book cover

    Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Light, Stephen Harvey

    Positive Pedagogy is an athlete-centred, inquiry-based approach that transforms the way we understand learning and coaching in sport. This book demonstrates how Positive Pedagogy for sport coaching (PPed) can be successfully employed across a range of sports and levels of performance, while also…

    eBook – 2019-05-01
    Routledge

  • Sport, Psychology and Christianity: Welfare, Performance and Consultancy book cover

    Sport, Psychology and Christianity

    Welfare, Performance and Consultancy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Hemmings, Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    The majority of sport psychology research to date has been underpinned and driven by a secular perspective. There is an urgent need for sport psychologists to better understand the relevance of Christian faith in athletes’ sporting experiences and day-to-day lives in order to improve their…

    eBook – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design book cover

    The Constraints-Led Approach

    Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design, 1st Edition

    By Ian Renshaw, Keith Davids, Daniel Newcombe, Will Roberts

    For the last 25 years, a constraints-based framework has helped to inform the way that many sport scientists seek to understand performance, learning design and the development of expertise and talent in sport. The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design…

    eBook – 2019-02-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Constraints-Based Methodologies in Sport

  • Athlete Learning in Elite Sport: A Cultural Framework book cover

    Athlete Learning in Elite Sport

    A Cultural Framework, 1st Edition

    Edited by Natalie Barker-Ruchti

    Elite athletes lead a particular way of life, which creates significant learning and shapes their selves. This is the first sociological-pedagogical text to conceptualise athlete learning in elite sport and across athletic careers. It outlines theories of learning and argues for a cultural…

    eBook – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Professional Advances in Sports Coaching: Research and Practice book cover

    Professional Advances in Sports Coaching

    Research and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Thelwell, Matt Dicks

    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…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education: How to Make a Difference book cover

    Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education

    How to Make a Difference, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Pringle, Hakan Larsson, Göran Gerdin

    Within the overlapping fields of the sociology of sport, physical education and health education, the use of critical theories and the critical research paradigm has grown in scope. Yet what social impact has this research had? This book considers the capacity of critical research and associated…

    eBook – 2018-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Care in Sport Coaching: Pedagogical Cases book cover

    Care in Sport Coaching

    Pedagogical Cases, 1st Edition

    Edited by Colum Cronin, Kathleen Armour

    While it is accepted that sport coaches should safeguard participants, Care in Sport Coaching: Pedagogical Cases argues that coaches have a duty of care that moves beyond protection and involves the development of caring relationships with athletes. Recent high-profile incidents of abuse in sport…

    eBook – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A Design Thinking Approach book cover

    Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching

    A Design Thinking Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fiona C. Chambers

    Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching is an innovative, user-friendly, practical and theoretical guide for educating sports coaches as mentors. It is the first book to employ design thinking techniques to develop a new approach to mentor education in sports coaching. Providing theoretical…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line book cover

    Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport

    Shaming the Colour Line, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Hylton

    In the decade since Kevin Hylton’s seminal book ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory was published, racialised issues have remained at the forefront of sport and leisure studies. In this important new book, Hylton draws on original research in contemporary contexts, from sport coaching to…

    eBook – 2018-03-08
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching book cover

    Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shane Pill

    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…

    eBook – 2017-12-06
    Routledge

  • Sports Coaching: The Basics book cover

    Sports Coaching: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Laura Purdy

    Sports Coaching: The Basics is an engaging and provocative introduction to sports coaching which combines coaches’ views and experiences of their work with discussions and topical issues that feature in this fast-growing field. In doing so, coaches are placed at the centre of the discussions…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Athletic Skills Model: Optimizing Talent Development Through Movement Education book cover

    The Athletic Skills Model

    Optimizing Talent Development Through Movement Education, 1st Edition

    By René Wormhoudt, Geert J.P. Savelsbergh, Jan Willem Teunissen, Keith Davids

    The Athletic Skills Model offers an alternative to dominant talent development theories in the form of holistic broad-based movement education, focusing on health and wellbeing. It places the emphasis on ‘physical intelligence’ – including attributes such as agility, flexibility and stability –…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

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