Paperback isbn: 9781914110122
Publication Date: December 17th 2021
Amanda J. Visek & Anna Feiler
Diane M. Culver, Tiago Duarte, and Don Vinson
James R Rudd, Jonathan D Foulkes, Mark O’Sullivan, and Carl T. Woods
Brendan Cropley, Sheldon Hanton, & Lee Baldock
Jody McGowan, Simon Walters, and Chris Whatman
Luke Jones & Zoë Avner
Liz Mahon, Claire Blennerhassett, & Andy Sparks
Lauren Downham & Chris Cushion
Alexander D. Blackett
Laura Swettenham, Kristin McGinty-Minister, & Stewart Bicker
Laura C. Healy and Desmond McEwan
Matthew J. Schweickle & Patricia C. Jackman
Jolan Kegelaers & Mustafa Sarkar
Christopher R. D. Wagstaff
10,000 hours? Learning styles? Coaches need to be cruel to be kind? Coaches should have previous elite competing experience? Parental involvement? Coaching female athletes is different?
Sport Coaching is complex and multi-faceted, and the role of the coach involves an unlimited number of theories and responsibilities. With this, comes a plethora of information on how to coach effectively and what we should be aware of as coaches.
Sometimes this information can become ‘muddied’ and misconstrued. This book aims to unpick some of the key ideas, practices and messages within the domain and determine what credible research has actually concluded.
Myths of Sport Coaching is written by leading international researchers and practitioners and offers invaluable theoretical and practical guidance, debunking some common myths and misconceptions in an engaging and informative way.
The book supports an evidence-based practice approach and is an important companion for all those learning through sport and hopefully to reflect critically on the way you operate within your sport.
Each chapter contains a QR code to a video from the chapter author and this connection introduces the wonderful people we share this book with and their passion.
We hope this book helps you demystify some of the challenges you are facing on your journey.
Dr Amy. E Whitehead, PhD, CPsychol, HCPC is Reader (Associate Professor) in Sport Psychology and Coaching at Liverpool John Moores University. Dr Whitehead is a sport and exercise psychologist accredited with the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Dr Whitehead delivers sport psychology support and coach development to a range of athletes and coaches, and also brings this work into her teaching in the classroom.
Jenny Coe is Head of Performance and Wellbeing with West Ham United Women’s Team. She also works across a number of Olympic sports as a high performance coach developer and performance analyst. Her athletic career spanned 15 years of international basketball, and she also has a wealth of experience coaching internationally. On the back of that, she is a founding member of the company Impact the Game that aims to support athletes and coaches in all areas of performance. She is an advocate for mental wealth and women in sport, and she continues to support and influence change in these areas.