An Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to Practice by Robyn L. JonesAn Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to Practice by Robyn L. Jones

An Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to Practice

EditorRobyn L. Jones, Kieran Kingston

Paperback | April 17, 2013

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An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible and engaging guide to the scientific, social scientific, medical and pedagogical theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching. Now in a fully updated and revised second edition, it introduces students to the complex, messy, multi-faceted nature of coaching, and explores the full range of ¿knowledges¿ which inform all successful coaching practice.

Written by a team of leading international sports coaching academics and practitioners, as well as sport scientists and social scientists, the book provides a concise guide to every key theme in sports coaching, including:

  • Reflective practice
  • Pedagogy
  • Skill acquisition
  • Psychology
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiology
  • Sport medicine and injury
  • Performance analysis
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sport development

Each chapter makes a clear link between theory and practice, and includes discussion of real-life coaching scenarios and insights from practising international and club coaches. The book includes clear definitions of important themes and concepts, as well as seminar and review questions in each chapter designed to confirm understanding and encourage further enquiry.

No other introductory textbook explains the importance of an holistic approach to sports coaching practice. This is an essential companion to any sports coaching course.

Robyn L. Jones is a Professor of Sport and Social Theory at the Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), UK, and a Visiting Professor (II) at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway. He has published several books on sports coaching and pedagogy, the most recent being A Sociology of Sports Coaching...
Title:An Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:April 17, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415694914

ISBN - 13:9780415694919


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Reflective practice in sports coaching: Thoughts on process, pedagogy and research - David Gilbourne, Phillip Marshall and Zoe Knowles  Chapter 2. Pedagogy for coaches - Kevin Morgan and John Sproule  Chapter 3. Skill acquisition for coaches - Gavin Lawrence, Kieran Kingston and Victoria Gottwald  Chapter 4. Psychology for coaches - Kieran Kingston, Owen Thomas and Richard Neil  Chapter 5. Sociology for coaches - Nic Matthews, Scott Fleming and Robyn Jones  Chapter 6. History for coaches - Malcolm MacLean and Ian Pritchard  Chapter 7. Philosophy for coaches - Alun Hardman and Carwyn Jones  Chapter 8. Ethics for coaches - Alun Hardman and Carwyn Jones  Chapter 9. Sports development for coaches - Nicola Bolton and Bev Smith  Chapter 10. Biomechanics for coaches - Gareth Irwin, Ian Bezodis & David Kerwin  Chapter 11. Match analysis for coaches - Peter O¿Donoghue  Chapter 12. Sports medicine for coaches - Andrew Miles and Richard Tong  Chapter 13. Physiology for coaches - Michael G. Hughes, John L. Oliver & Rhodri Lloyd  Chapter 14. Tying it all together - Robyn L. Jones & Kieran Kingston