The sport coach

Cruickshank, A., orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-8893-2341 and Collins, D. orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7601-0454 (2015) The sport coach. In: Leadership in sport. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 155-172. ISBN 9781138818255

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Chapter Objectives

After completing this chapter you should be able to:

1. Understand some of the core differences between coaching requirements in participation and performance domains.

2. Discuss diverse models of sports coaching and how these differ in terms of their emphasis, strengths, and limitations.

3. Describe a range of key factors which impact on the coaching process and how these can be integrated through a focus on professional judgment and decision making.

4. Describe some crucial skills that can help coaches to understand and manage the complex and dynamic environments in which they work and best lead performers.

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