Foundations of Sports Coaching

Foundations of Sports Coaching

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Athletes and sports people at all levels rely on their coaches for advice, guidance and support. Foundations of Sports Coaching is a comprehensive introduction to the practical, vocational and scientific principles that underpin the sports coaching process. It provides the student of sports coaching with all the skills, knowledge and scientific background they will need to prepare athletes and sports people technically, tactically, physically and mentally. With practical coaching tips, techniques and tactics highlighted throughout, the book covers all the key components of a foundation course in sports coaching, including:

the development of sports coaching as a profession
coaching styles and technique
planning and management
basic principles of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychology
fundamentals of training and fitness
performance analysis
reflective practice in coaching.

Including international case-studies throughout and examples from top-level sport in every chapter, Foundations of Sports Coaching helps to bridge the gap between coaching theory and practice. This book is essential reading for all students of sports coaching and for any practising sports coach looking to develop and extend their coaching expertise.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 12.7mm | 567g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 17 Line drawings, black and white; 17 Halftones, black and white; 18 Tables, black and white
  • 0415469716
  • 9780415469715

Table of contents

Part 1: Sports Coaching Today 1. The Development of Coaching 2. Volunteering and Coaching 3. Coaching and Performance Part 2: Effective Sports Coaching 4. The Coach 5. Analysing Coaching Concepts 6. Structuring Practice Part 3: Planning and Management and the Role of the Coach 7. Planning a Coaching Session 8. Season Planning 9. Management and the Coach Part 4: Anatomy and Physiology, Training Principles and the Coach 10. Anatomy and Physiology 11. Fundamentals of Training and Fitness 12. Injury Prevention Part 5: Psychology, Performance Analysis and the Role of the Coach 13. Psychology and the Coach 14. Skill Acquisition and the Role of the Coach 15. Biomechanics, Performance Analysis and the Coach Part 6: Further Considerations for the Coach 16. Skill Acquisition and the Role of the Coach 17. Biomechanics, Performance Analysis and the Coach
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About Paul E. Robinson

University of Chichester, UK
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