Coaching Theory Products

  • Leadership in Sports Coaching

    A Social Identity Approach

    By Paul Cummins, Ian O'Boyle, Tony Cassidy

    The professionalisation of sports coaching has demanded higher standards of leadership in order to improve performance and effectiveness. This book focuses on leadership in sports coaching, exploring key concepts and principles underpinned by a presentation of new empirical research. Placing social…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge

    A Sociological Perspective

    By Honorata Jakubowska

    Teaching the skills necessary to play sport depends partly on transmitting knowledge verbally, yet non-verbal or tacit knowledge also has an important role. A coach may tell a young athlete to "move more dynamically", but it is undoubtedly easier to demonstrate with the body itself how this should…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport Coaching Research and Practice

    Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism

    By Julian North

    Research shapes our understanding of practice in powerful and important ways, in sports coaching as in any other discipline. This innovative study explores the philosophical foundations of sport coaching research, examining the often implicit links between research process and practice,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Psychology in Sports Coaching

    Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Adam R. Nicholls

    Some of the most effective coaches understand the fundamentals of sport psychology, which include interacting effectively with athletes, creating the optimal environment, assessing the psychological needs of their athletes, and even providing them with the mental training required to maximise…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    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…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Role of the Professional Football Manager

    By Seamus Kelly

    Considering the celebrity-like status of the professional football manager, surprisingly little is known about their role. This book provides an unprecedented insight into the chronically insecure and vulnerable world of the contemporary professional football manager. Drawing on original…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching

    Athlete-centred coaching for individual sports

    By Richard Light

    The concept of positive pedagogy has transformed the way we understand learning and coaching in sport. Presenting examples of positive pedagogy in action, this book is the first to apply its basic principles to individual sports such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics and karate. Using the game…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • Sport Coaching Concepts

    A framework for coaching practice, 2nd Edition

    By Chris Cushion

    Coaching is a vital factor for success in sport at all levels. Sport Coaching Concepts offers a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical issues that underpin sport coaching practice. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, it explains why a conceptual approach to sport coaching is more…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

    Edited by Brett Smith, Andrew C. Sparkes

    The last two decades have witnessed a proliferation of qualitative research in sport and exercise. The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer an in-depth survey of established and emerging qualitative methods, from conceptual first principles to…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Life Story Research in Sport

    Understanding the Experiences of Elite and Professional Athletes through Narrative

    By Kitrina Douglas, David Carless

    What is life really like for the elite athlete? How does the experience of being a professional sports person differ from the popular perceptions of fans, journalists or academics? Why might elite sports people experience mental health difficulties away from the public gaze? In the first…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

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