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Athlete-centred coaching: An applied example from junior international field hockey

Vinson, Don ORCID: and Bell, J. (2019) Athlete-centred coaching: An applied example from junior international field hockey. In: Sports Coaching: A Theoretical and Practical Guide. Routledge, London, pp. 40-52. ISBN 9780815392095 (paperback) 9780815392088 (hardback) 9781351200035 (e-Book)

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The extent to which the concept of athlete-centred coaching (Kidman, 2001, 2005; Kidman & Lombardo, 2010) has resonated with the international community has exceeded almost all other coaching discourse over the past decade (Nelson, Cushion, Potrac, & Groom, 2014). As well as featuring prominently in numerous academic coaching texts (e.g. Cassidy, Jones, & Potrac, 2009; Gilbert, 2017; Light, 2017; Pill, 2018), athlete-centred coaching has also been embraced by a large number of National Governing Bodies (NGBs) both in the UK (e.g. England Hockey (Great Britain Hockey, 2015), England Rugby (Rugby Football Union, 2017), England Netball (England Netball, 2007) and the Football Association (The Football Association, 2015)) as well as in numerous other countries around the world including Canada, Finland and New Zealand - to name but a few (Romar, Sarén, & Hastie, 2016). Furthermore, athlete-centred coaching has also been espoused by some highly successful field hockey coaches (e.g. Ric Charlesworth (Light, 2013), Danny Kerry (Richardson, 2015) and Beth Anders (Gilbert, 2017)).

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Section 2: chapter 4. Copies of this book are available at The Hive library, University of Worcester as both an e-book and a physical copy (shelfmark 796.077 COP). External users should check availability with their local library or Interlibrary Requests Service.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: athlete-centred coaching, field hockey, coaching
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Don Vinson
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2020 10:25
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 01:00

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