Perspectives on Game-Based Coaching

Humberto M. Carvalho, Greg Downey, Serge Eloi, John Robert Evans, Carlos E. Goncalves, Barrie Gordon, Stephen Harvey, Mitch Hewitt, Oliver Honer, Ruan Jones, Paul Larkin, Richard Light, Donna O'Connor, David Piggott, Shane Pill, Matthew Pomeroy, Amy Price, Dave Reynolds, Brendan SueSee, Adrian P. Turner

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This book offers new perspectives on game-based coaching (GBC), one of the most important practices for session design and instructional delivery in sport coaching. GBC emphasises the sport coach as educator and the development of 'thinking players', and this book demonstrates what that means in practice. It brings together leading and innovative thinkers and practitioners in coaching pedagogy, and aims to stimulate reflection by the reader on their own coaching practice. Reviewing recent theoretical developments and current research in GBC, the book provides in-depth examples on how research can be applied in practice, including the use of digital video games, immersive scenario-based coaching narratives, and the Game Sense approach as 'play with purpose'. Representing the most up-to-date and engaging introduction to the theory and practice of GBC, this book is invaluable reading for all students of physical education and sport coaching, as well as practising coaches and coach educators.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages158
ISBN (Electronic)9781003007272
ISBN (Print)9780367440473
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Focus on Sport Pedagogy


  • game-based coaching
  • GBC
  • thinking players
  • coaching pedagogy


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