Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

1st Edition

Shane Pill

Routledge
Published December 11, 2017
Reference - 224 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138103900 - CAT# Y336656

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Summary

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 coaching models, and provides professional guidance for practising coaches.

Written by a cast of world-leading scholars and practitioners, and offering a breadth of approaches to, and critiques of, the application of athlete-centred coaching, the book covers topics including:

• athlete-centred coaching and holistic development

• coaching tactical creativity

• athlete-centred coaching in disability sport

• team culture and athlete-centred coaching

• developing thinking players through Game Sense coaching

• supporting athlete wellbeing

• athlete-centred coaching and Teaching Games for Understanding

• athlete-centred coaching in masters sport.

Based on the latest research and offering the most comprehensive enquiry into this central area of coaching theory, Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching is important reading for any students and lecturers of sports coaching or physical education, and practising coaches across any sport.

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