Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching, Paperback / softback Book

Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching Paperback / softback

Edited by Shane (Flinders University, Australia) Pill


Underpinned by a philosophy of empowerment, athlete-centred approaches to coaching are defined by a style that promotes learning through ownership, responsibility, initiative and awareness.

Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching offers an in-depth theoretical examination of player-focused coaching models, and provides professional guidance for practising coaches. Written by a cast of world-leading scholars and practitioners, and offering a breadth of approaches to, and critiques of, the application of athlete-centred coaching, the book covers topics including:* athlete-centred coaching and holistic development* coaching tactical creativity* athlete-centred coaching in disability sport* team culture and athlete-centred coaching* developing thinking players through Game Sense coaching* supporting athlete wellbeing* athlete-centred coaching and Teaching Games for Understanding* athlete-centred coaching in masters sport. Based on the latest research and offering the most comprehensive enquiry into this central area of coaching theory, Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching is important reading for any students and lecturers of sports coaching or physical education, and practising coaches across any sport.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 16 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white; 16 Illustrations, black and
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sports training & coaching
  • ISBN: 9781138103900



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