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Sports Coaching - A Reference Guide for Students, Coaches and Competitors

By Anita Navin

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ISBN: 9781847971937
PUBLISHED: 29/03/2011
PAGES: 412
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 234x156 mm
INSIDE: 155 colour photographs and drawings

Sport plays a crucially important role in our society and the benefits of participating in sport and physical activity are widely acknowledged in terms of personal health and well-being. Coaching makes a key contribution to sport, helps to promote social inclusion and participation, and assists athletes in achieving performance targets. Accordingly, this authoritative and comprehensive reference work will be widely welcomed. Written by acknowledged experts, it presents a detailed analysis of performance and good coaching practice and performance, and provides a concise overview of the coaching process from a scientific and pedagogical perspective.

The book introduces the key issues underpinning the coaching role and covers, for example:

  • Effective coaching skills and behaviour
  • Inclusive coaching and differentation
  • Fitness monitoring and the principles of training
  • The role and importance of sport psychology
  • Nutrition and athlete recovery
  • Performance and notational analysis
  • Long-term athlete development pathways
  • Multi-skills contexts and national governing body approaches
  • Athlete support structures
  • Management principles in coaching
  • The role of mentoring

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