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'The blind leading the blind’ - A reflection on coaching blind football

Mycock, David and Molnar, Gyozo ORCID: (2020) 'The blind leading the blind’ - A reflection on coaching blind football. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 14 (3). ISSN 1803-3857

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Abstract: There are well-established links between successful athlete development, retention and high-quality coaching. Such links between athletes and coaches are also pertinent in disability sports. However, there is limited knowledge around coaching and coaches’ needs and barriers in disability sport. To bridge this gap, a self-narrative approach was employed covering a 5-year period of the first author’s career of coaching Blind (B1) and Visually Impaired (VI) football. This personal account provides a narrative, which identifies a range of key issues around the challenges of coaching practice in adapted football. Personal stories are presented through realist tales, which are grounded in the first author’s lived experiences. Particular attention is paid to infrastructural challenges, which are evident in VI/Blind football. Based on the narratives presented, we reflect on the field-specific issues in B1 and VI football and make recommendations for practitioners.
Keywords: Visual impairment, player - coach relationships, football, disability

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: visual impairment, player-coach relationships, football, disability
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Mr. David Mycock
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 13:44
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2020 12:11

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