Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A Design Thinking Approach

1st Edition

Fiona C. Chambers

Published May 3, 2018
Reference - 252 Pages - 71 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138044531 - CAT# Y329636
Series: Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

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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 grounding in mentoring conversations, design thinking and case study research, the book centres on a series of redesigned mentoring conversations between some of the world’s leading sports coaching experts, coach educators, mentors and mentees. It covers topics such as: 

  • supporting novice volunteer coaches’ learning
  • the learning needs of novice volunteer coaches and novice professional coaches
  • professional communities of learning in coaching
  • the impact of coaching behaviours on learning environments
  • autonomy-supportive learning environments
  • coaching children, young people and adults 

Closing with a critique of the sports coach mentor as design thinker, Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching is important reading for any upper-level student or researcher working in sports coaching, sports pedagogy or youth sport, and any coach looking to integrate sound mentoring theory into their professional practice.

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