In this fresh and engaging introduction to sports coaching, Lynn Kidman and Stephanie Hanrahan guide students through the coaching process. Focusing on the practical aspects of sports coaching, the book helps students to develop their basic technical skills as well as strategies for working with individual and team athletes, and to plan and implement effective coaching sessions.
The book develops an "athlete-centred approach" to sports coaching, by which athletes take ownership of their learning, in turn strengthening their abilities to retain key skills and to make effective decisions during competition. Useful pedagogical features in each chapter, such as real life case studies, activities, self-reflection questions, and summaries of current research and best practice, encourage reflective practice and help student coaches to develop and extend their coaching techniques and philosophies.
The Coaching Process is invaluable reading for any student starting a sports coaching course at college or university, and for any coach working with athletes or children in sport who wants to improve their practical skills.
Coaching and Organizational Culture presents a model showing how coaching can be used more holistically to support an organization's larger goals for change. The model advances coaching as a strategy - a combination of skills and practices that can be used to change the way organizations are designed and how business gets done.
In this book, coaching is viewed as an ongoing, collaborative process, answering the need for a coaching approach that is integrated with broader leadership development processes and linked with business objectives and outcomes. Based on a solid theoretical foundation, as well as years of professional experience, this book:
With the increased number of coaching programs and initiatives, this book is sure to be a valuable resource for students and executive coaches alike.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
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