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Introduction to Sports Coaching Connecting Theory to Practice

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ISBN-10: 0415694914

ISBN-13: 9780415694919

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Robyn L. Jones, Kieran Kingston

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Robyn L. Jones is a Professor of Sport and Social Theory at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, and a Professor II at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.Kieran Kingstson is Senior Lecturer and Discipline Director for Sport Psychology at the School of Sport, PE and Recreation, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface to 2nd edition
Reflective Practice in Sports Coaching: Thoughts on Process, Pedagogy and Research
Introduction
Reflective practice in sport coaching pedagogy
Reflective practice in applied sport settings
Doing reflection
Staged reflection
Final thoughts
Pedagogy for Coaches
Introduction
Learning theories
Behaviourist learning theories
Constructivist learning theories
The spectrum of teaching styles (Mosston and Ashworth, 2002)
Motivational climate
Conclusion
Skill Acquisition for Coaches
Introduction
Structuring the practice environment
Blocked versus random practice
Factors influencing the contextual interference effect
Constant versus variable practice
Specificity of practice and learning
Nature and administration of feedback
Types of augmented feedback
The frequency and timing of augmented feedback
Attentional focus
Support for an external focus of attention
Outcome tasks versus form sports
Practical implications
Conclusion
Psychology for Coaches
Introduction
What is sport psychology?
Motivation
Promoting motivation in athletes: A self-determination approach
Self-confidence in sport
Promoting confidence in athletes
Stress and anxiety in sport
Competitive stress
Managing the stress process
Conclusion
Sociology for Coaches
Introduction
What is sociology?
So bow can sociology help coaches?
Macro-sociology: Helping coaches understand their social context
Micro-sociology: How might it help coacbes?
Conclusion
History for Coaches
Introduction
The sports coach in history
History and national identity
Sports coaching and national identity
Making sense of the past
Conclusion
Philosophy for Coaches
Introduction: What is philosophy and how, can it help us understand coaching?
The tools of philosophy and how they can be used in coaching
Axiology (values)
Ethics (morality)
Ontology (the meaning of coaching)
Phenomenology
Applying philosophy to coaching
Conclusion
Ethics for Coaches
Introduction: What are ethics and how can they help us understand coaching?
Moral concepts in sport
Fairness, cheating and competition
Gamesmanship
Merit, admiration and luck
Autonomy, freedom and paternalism
Equity, equality and justice
A moral point of view - the objectivity, subjectivity and normativity of sport coaching
Types of ethics in sport
The nature and practice of coaching ethics
The ethics of sports coaching - example
Conclusion
Sports Development for Coaches
Introduction
Key concepts
Sports development
Community development
Policy context
The UK Coaching Certificate
The UK Coaching Framework
Insights for sports development and sports coaching
Conclusion
Biomechanics for Coaches
Introduction
The conceptual model of technique and performance
The coaching-biomechanics interface
Enhancing coaches' technical understanding of skills
Evaluating coaching practices to enhance skills
Evaluating training practices to develop skills
Facilitating the evolution of technique within sport (i.e. through the development of new skills)
Assisting in optimising performance (i.e. by theoretically justifying the modification of skills)
Types of analysis in sports biomechanics
Qualitative analysis (e.g. matching to a mental image of a skill)
Semi-quantitative analysis (e.g. analysis of angles and temporal aspects of movements)
Quantitative analysis (e.g. full kinematic and kinetic analyses)
Modelling in biomechanics
Concluding thoughts: The future
Match Analysis for Coaches
Introduction
System development
Overview of the system development process
Requirements' analysis
Evolutionary prototyping
System reliability and validity
System operation and maintenance
Match analysis within coaching
The match analysis cycle
Instructional feedback
Conclusion
Sports Medicine for Coaches
Introduction
What is sports medicine and how can it help coaches?
Understanding sports injuries
Injury prevalence
Injury causation
Injury prevention
Injury management
The rehabilitation process
Summary
Physiology for Coaches
Introduction
The physiological components of sport performance
An overview of sports physiology
Initiation of movement
The maintenance of muscle activity
Intermittent muscle activity
Training to improve physical performance
General considerations
Specific considerations
Physiological issues in exercising children
Training in children
Maturational status
Conclusion
Tying it All Together
Introduction
Differing views of coaching knowledge
Kieran's interpretation
Robyn's view
Finding agreement: Concluding thoughts
References
Index