Coaching Practice


Coaching Practice

Coaching Practice

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Understand the fundamentals of sports coaching

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  • The first book to place coaching in an academic context

    It is suitable for you if you are:

    • an FE or HE student who is taking an introductory look at sports coaching and sports science
    • beginning your journey into sports coaching and coaching practice
    • already coaching and wish to learn more about the best practice in coaching.

    It explores the different roles, responsibilities, skills and knowledge a modern coach requires to effectively plan coaching and deliver a safe and positive sporting experience. Throughout the book, there are opportunities to reflect on learning through a series of tasks.

    • 'Summary' boxes at the end of chapters remind you of key points
    • Regular 'Tasks' help to consolidate your learning and allow you to test yourself
    • Sample coaching evaluation and monitoring checklist to ensure you've covered everything
    • References throughout the text point you in the right direction for further reading.

    Great stand-alone resource, that can also be used in conjunction with other books in the sports coach UK 'Develop Your Coaching' range to provide a comprehensive coach development programme

  • Author: Andy Miles for sports coach UK
  • Copyright Year: 2004
  • Length: 60 pages
  • ISBN: 9781902523712
    • 1.0 The Coaching Context
    • 1.1 Getting Started in Coaching
    • 1.1.1 What is Coaching?
    • 1.1.2 Why do I want to Coach?
    • 1.1.3 What and Who do I want to Coach?
    • 1.1.4 What am I Expected to do as a Coach?
    • 1.1.5 What Knowledge and Skills do I need?
    • 1.1.6 How to Behave as a Coach
    • 1.2 Summary
    • 2.0 The Coaching Process
    • 2.1 Planning for Participant Development
    • 2.2 Delivering Effective Coaching Sessions
    • 2.2.1 Preparing the Coaching Environment
    • 2.2.2 Managing the Coaching Session
    • 2.2.3 Summarising and Concluding the Coaching Sessions
    • 2.3 Reviewing Your Coaching
    • 2.4 Long-term Planning
    • 2.4.1 Periodisation
    • 2.5 Summary
    • 3.0 Where Next?



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  • About sports coach UK - Formerly known as The National Coaching Foundation, scUK is the leading organisation dedicated to the development of coaching and coaches in the United Kingdom, and has provided educational and development opportunities for over 130,000 sports coaches. As a registered charity, the organisation has developed a range of titles and workshops to support coaches at all levels.

    About the Author - Andy Miles is currently a principal lecturer at the School of Sport, PE and Recreation at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC). He is the Coordinator of the school's undergraduate modular scheme and Programme Leader for the Sport and Exercise Science Degree programme. Andy teaches a range of subjects, including exercise physiology, sports coaching and sports development.

    As the former Head of Educational Services at scUK, he was involved in the development and implementation of the existing scUK workshops and their associated resources. Andy has authored several recent texts on sports coaching, including the Coaching Essentials resource, What is Sports Coaching? He remains an active scUK tutor and trainer, and continues to provide sports science support services to athletes and teams of all levels.


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