Coaching Theory Products

  • Becoming a Sports Coach

    Edited by James Wallis, John Lambert

    A ‘coach’ is more than just somebody who leads in the organisation and delivery of structured sport. The role of a coach goes beyond leadership, requiring an understanding of theories of teaching and learning. To become a coach you must know how people learn. Becoming a Sports Coach aims to…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27 

  • Understanding Sports Coaching

    The Pedagogical, Social and Cultural Foundations of Coaching Practice

    By Tania G. Cassidy, Robyn L. Jones, Paul A. Potrac

    Every successful sports coach knows that good teaching and social practices are just as important as expertise in sport skills and tactics. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Understanding Sports Coaching is still the only introduction to theory and practice in sports coaching to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30 

  • Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education

    By Oyvind Standal

    Phenomenology is a philosophical approach to the study of consciousness and subjective experience. In recent years it has become a more prominent element of the social scientific study of sport and a core component of the important emergent concept of physical literacy. This book is the first to…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Ethics and Sport

  • A History of Sports Coaching in Britain

    Overcoming Amateurism

    By Dave Day, Tegan Carpenter

    At the London Olympics in 2012 Team GB achieved a third place finish in the medals table. A key factor in this achievement was the high standard of contemporary British sports coaching. But how has British sports coaching transitioned from the amateur to the professional, and what can the hitherto…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Researching Embodied Sport

    Exploring movement cultures

    Edited by Ian Wellard

    Despite a growing interest in the sociology of the body, there has to date been a lack of scholarly work addressing the embodied aspects which form a central part of our understanding and experience of sport and movement cultures. Researching Embodied Sport explores the political, social and…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Understanding UK Sport Policy in Context

    Edited by Jonathan Grix, Lesley Phillpots

    The London Olympics of 2012 acted as a focal point for an examination of UK sport policy. Individual chapters from leading specialists in their fields focus upon the central components of the UK’s ‘model’ of sport - for example elite, school and community sport and talent ID policies - and discuss…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14

  • Leadership in Sport

    Edited by Ian O'Boyle, Duncan Murray, Paul Cummins

    Effective leadership is essential in any sports organisation, both in the boardroom and on the training pitch. Leadership in Sport is the first textbook to examine sports leadership in the round, across both management and coaching environments. It includes a dedicated section to underpinning core…

    Paperback – 2015-06-17
    Foundations of Sport Management

  • Sports Coaching Research

    Context, Consequences, and Consciousness

    By Anthony Bush, Michael Silk, David Andrews, Hugh Lauder

    This book raises critical questions about the explanatory framework guiding sports coaching research and presents a new conceptualization for research in the field. Through mapping and contextualizing sports coaching research within a corporatized higher education, the dominant or legitimate forms…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Teaching Tactical Creativity in Sport

    Research and Practice

    By Daniel Memmert

    Creativity is an essential component of sport performance. The player who can make decisions that are both unexpected – and therefore less easily predicted by his/her opponent – and appropriate is the player who is likely to be successful. In this ground-breaking new book Daniel Memmert explores…

    Hardback – 2015-04-21
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport

    second edition

    Edited by Mike Hughes, Ian Franks

    Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. It introduces the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative…

    Paperback – 2015-04-20

  • Coaching Cultures

    Edited by Neil Carter

    Coaches are amongst the most visible figures in sport today but little is known about the history of their profession. This book examines the history of coaching from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It uses a number of sports as case studies that includes: cricket,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10

  • Adventure Sports Coaching

    Edited by Matt Berry, Jane Lomax, Chris Hodgson

    Coaching adventure sports is part of the core work of many adventure educators but has been largely neglected in the adventure studies literature. This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice. It examines the unique set of challenges faced by…

    Paperback – 2015-03-27

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