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Studies in Sports Coaching

Author(s): Robyn L. Jones

Book Description

This book highlights the ‘gritty’ reality of sports coaching, inclusive of its messy, contested, humorous, self-actualising nature. The text initially offers a critical deconstruction of coaching as a socio-pedagogic endeavour, before presenting a subsequent reconstruction of how it can be done better. In being the first to provide a distinct theorisation of sports coaching, this ground-breaking book clears some of some of the conceptual fog that remains around the activity, and claims back for coaching some of the definitional rights conceded to other disciplines.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3528-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3528-2
Date of Publication: 01/08/2019
Pages / Size: 394 / A5
Price: £64.99
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Biography

Robyn L. Jones is a Professor at the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, and a Visiting Professor (II) at the University of South-Eastern Norway. He has published in excess of 75 peer-reviewed articles, 40 book chapters and 13 books on sports coaching and pedagogy. He is the author of Sports Coaching Cultures, The Sports Coach as Educator, and A Sociology of Sports Coaching. He is also the General Editor of the journal Sports Coaching Review. During the past 15 years, he has served as a coaching consultant for numerous sporting bodies including the Football Association (FA), the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and High Performance Sport New Zealand on their renowned ‘Coach Accelerator Programme’. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences, he is considered a leading international figure in both coaching scholarship and coach education.