Psychology In Sports Coaching: Theory And Practice by Adam R. NichollsPsychology In Sports Coaching: Theory And Practice by Adam R. Nicholls

Psychology In Sports Coaching: Theory And Practice

byAdam R. Nicholls, Leigh JonesEditorAdam Nicholls

Paperback | July 2, 2012

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Have you ever wondered how athletes learn and make use of the feedback they are given by their coach, or how a coach could make his or her feedback more effective for athletes?

Psychology in Sports Coachinghas been written specifically for students studying coaching who want to improve their understanding of incorporating psychology into coaching practice. As such, it provides information on how coaches establish the psychological needs of athletes in order for them to provide psychological interventions, such as mental imagery, mental toughness training and coping effectiveness training.

This book also provides the reader with information on enhancing the awareness of athletes and the relationships that occur between the coach and the athlete. It explains how coaches can coach children, adolescents, adults and athletes with learning disabilities. These groups of athletes have different learning styles, are motivated by different factors and prefer instructions to be administered differently. So, it is important that coaches tailor their coaching based on the athlete they coach, as this has the potential to enhance the performance and enjoyment of the players that are being coached.

Essential reading for all students of sports coaching and sport psychology, and for practising sports coaches, this book will help develop and extend coaching expertise.

Adam R. Nichollsis Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hull, UK. He is a Health Professions Council-registered sport and exercise psychologist, who has published over 40 scientific papers on the areas of stress, coping, emotions, and mental toughness. Much of his research has featured international and profess...
Title:Psychology In Sports Coaching: Theory And PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.6 inPublished:July 2, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415625998

ISBN - 13:9780415625999


Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Identifying the Psychological Needs of Athletes  1. Conducting Needs Analysis Interviews  2. Using Questionnaires to Assess the Needs of Athletes Part 2: How to Help Athletes: Mental Skills Training  3. Mental Imagery  4. Mental Toughness Training  5. Maximising Sport Confidence  6. Coping Effectiveness Training  7. Choking Prevention Training  8. The Injured Athlete Part 3: Facilitating Awareness  9. Goal Setting  10. Performance Profiling Part 4: Coaching Different Populations  11. Coaching Children  12. Coaching Adolescents  13. Coaching Adults  14. Coaching Athletes with Learning Disabilities Part 5: Relationships and Support  15. The Coach-Athlete Relationship  16. Understanding and Building Team Cohesion  17. Providing Social Support Part 6: Concluding Thoughts  18. Ethics, Referrals and the HPC

Editorial Reviews

"With each chapter having a case study, summary points, practice exam questions, and critical thinking questions, this book will have appeal as a textbook for university modules on psychology in sports coaching". ¿ International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching