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Welcome to your Developing Youth Athletes reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module.
There are no essential texts for this module. Instead, students may choose one or more texts from the “Recommended Reading” selection, based on their personal preferences for textbook style and presentation. Students must use relevant peer reviewed journals to supplement the resources listed below. Academic staff will assist with selection and interpretation of peer reviewed research journal papers.
Advances in Coach Education and Development by This book highlights the latest advances in coach education and development through collaborative research co-ordinated by the English Football Association, the only national governing body of sport to run a coaching research programme. Advances in Coach Education and Development presents the first set of studies generated by this programme that display how research has informed policy and practice within the FA. Divided into three parts, each investigates an aspect of this programme such as the FA¿s coaching education and development provision, its commitment to developing the developer, and how its coaches put their knowledge into practice. Each chapter includes sections that examine current issues, suggest considerations for other governing bodies and pose key questions including: What can other governing bodies learn from the FA¿s programme? What is the best way to capture and compare different coaching systems? How can other organisations optimise success within their coach education and development programmes? How can future research continue to unpack and understand the complex role of coach educators? Bringing together a unique set of studies covering every level of football, from elite to grassroots, this book is essential reading for any serious sports coaching student, researcher or coach educator.
Call Number: 796.334077 ALL
Publication Date: 2016
Coaching Excellence by No single resource can convey everything that a coach should know and do. So Coaching Excellence does the next best thing: it builds on the basics to provide you with a wealth of information so you can become more adept in your role as an excellent coach. Eighteen experts offer the best knowledge, research and insights that you can apply in working with your athletes, players and teams. This comprehensive manual focuses on the three key facets of coaching: 1. Roles and responsibilities of a coach. One size doesn't fit all, so you will find several examples of successful coaches with quite varied personalities and skills. 2. Plans and methods that stem from the core values and that are implemented in achieving the major goals of the program. This requires ongoing evaluation of objectives and a commitment to achieving long-term success regardless of any pitfalls encountered in the process. Learn what this entails on a daily, weekly and seasonal basis. 3. Applications of the sport sciences to enhance fitness and the technical, tactical and mental skills of athletes. Don't look for a trip to the lab. All the research findings here have practical uses to take individual and team performances to new heights. Throughout the text, you will find proven strategies, advice and insights. From evaluating and teaching skills to motivation, nutrition and safety, Coaching Excellence is the complete guide to becoming a complete coach.
Call Number: 796.077 PYK
Publication Date: 2013