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Coach Education Essentials, Paperback / softback Book

Coach Education Essentials Paperback / softback

Edited by Kristen Dieffenbach, Melissa Thompson


Sport coaches play a major role in the lives of athletes.

Too often, however, the delivery of quality coaching is left to chance.

Athletes deserve coaches that create positive environments, foster skill development and build character.

In Coach Education Essentials, leading coach educators and professionals from around the world cover the core elements of coach education and development.

As well as this, leaders describe how best to understand, cultivate and evaluate quality coaching. Edited by Kristen Dieffenback and Melissa Thompson, this essential text is the most authoritative resource on the topic.

The book's contributors include John Bales, Wade Gilbert, Penny Crisfield, Daniel Gould, Luke Jones and many more. Grounded in current research and emerging trends in the field, Coach Education Essentials adheres to guidelines established by the International Council for Coaching Framework (ICCE).

It is also consistent with the ICCE's International Sport Coaching Framework. Chapters cover the roles and responsibilities of the coach across various levels of sport.

These range from prepubescent participation to Olympic-level competition.

There are also chapters covering current models of coaching education, training and certification used by leading sport organisations. Coach Education Essentials is a comprehensive, insightful and practical resource for those invested in the development and advancement of coaching education.

It is an asset to all promoting coaching as a profession.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sports training & coaching
  • ISBN: 9781492521075



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