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Studies in Sports Coaching
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This book highlights the 'gritty' reality of sports coaching, inclusive of its messy, contested, humorous, self-actualising nature. The text initially offers a critical deconstruction of coaching as a socio-pedagogic endeavour, before presenting a subsequent reconstruction of how... read full description below.
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This book highlights the 'gritty' reality of sports coaching, inclusive of its messy, contested, humorous, self-actualising nature. The text initially offers a critical deconstruction of coaching as a socio-pedagogic endeavour, before presenting a subsequent reconstruction of how it can be done better. In being the first to provide a distinct theorisation of sports coaching, this ground-breaking book clears some of some of the conceptual fog that remains around the activity, and claims back for coaching some of the definitional rights conceded to other disciplines.
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Robyn L. Jones is a Professor at the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, and a Visiting Professor (II) at the University of South-Eastern Norway. He has published in excess of 75 peer-reviewed articles, 40 book chapters and 13 books on sports coaching and pedagogy. He is the author of Sports Coaching Cultures, The Sports Coach as Educator, and A Sociology of Sports Coaching. He is also the General Editor of the journal Sports Coaching Review. During the past 15 years, he has served as a coaching consultant for numerous sporting bodies including the Football Association (FA), the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and High Performance Sport New Zealand on their renowned 'Coach Accelerator Programme'. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences, he is considered a leading international figure in both coaching scholarship and coach education.