Personal Development Articles
Successful sports coaching involves so much more than a simplistic application of sport psychology to a program of physical training and skill development. The relationship between coach and athlete is complex, and successful coaches at all levels of sport should be able to develop a deeper understanding of the role of the coach, the coaching process, and alternative approaches to coaching practice.
Sports Coaching Concepts was the first textbook to offer a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical issues that underpin sports coaching practice and to outline a complete conceptual framework with which to understand coaching behaviour, helping to establish sports coaching as a substantial academic discipline in the process. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book explains why a conceptual approach to sports coaching is more important than ever before, using practice-orientated analysis to help students develop a full understanding of coaching theory and technique.
This edition draws on a decade's worth of research and academic and professional literature, reflecting the profound changes in coach development and coach education during that period. Covering all the key topics, themes and issues contained within the sports coaching curriculum, this edition also includes six completely new chapters, on the evolution of coaching theory, coaches' expertise, decision-making, social perspectives on the coach-athlete relationship, social inclusion, and principles of coach development.
Each chapter contains a full range of pedagogical features to aid learning and understanding, including highlighted key concepts, discussion questions, practical projects, annotated guides to further reading, new case study material, and comment from practising coaches. A new companion website provides additional teaching and learning resources, including self-test questions and useful weblinks for students, and Powerpoint slides and a test bank for lecturers. Sports Coaching Concepts is still essential reading for all students of sports coaching and any serious coach looking to develop and extend their own coaching practice.
What does a typical coaching process look like? What are the steps that lead through that process? This book examines these questions and others in a review of the current literature about executive coaching. The authors continue the discussion with a look at the themes revealed through their review and lay the groundwork for thinking about executive coaching as a process and relationship rather than just a brief "fix-it" intervention.
This management book offers managers, consultants and human resource (HR) professionals a practical guide to coaching or mentoring people using a predominantly non-directive approach. It explores how a coach or mentor can help others to think through their situation and find their own way forward, one which reflects the full reality and constraints of their situation. It considers the skills which underpin successful coaching and mentoring - listening attentively, asking questions that help the other to think, playing back to communicate or check understanding, managing and focusing the conversation, and leaving space for the client to find their own solutions. It also explores how to set up an internal mentoring scheme and how to commission external coaches.
Personal Development Articles Articles
Personal Development Articles Books
Personal Development Articles