Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
    Number of pages236
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315102450
    ISBN (Print) 9781138103900, 9781138103894
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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