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Coach Education Essentials epub

Coach Education Essentials epub

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    Sport coaches have a tremendous influence—positive or negative—in the lives of athletes. Too often, however, the delivery of quality coaching is left to chance. Athletes deserve coaches who create positive environments, foster skill development, and build character.  

    In Coach Education Essentials, leading coach educators and professionals from around the world cover the core elements of coach education and development, and describe how best to understand, cultivate, and evaluate quality coaching.

    Edited by Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD, and Melissa Thompson, PhD, this text is the most authoritative resource on the topic ever assembled, and the book’s contributors represent a who’s who of coach education:

    John Bales
    Gordon Bloom
    Trey Burdette
    Penny Crisfield
    Edward Cope
    Kristen Dieffenbach
    Lori Gano-Overway
    Brian Gearity
    Wade Gilbert
    Daniel Gould
    Matthew Grant
    Stephen Harvey
    Luke Jones
    Cameron Kiosoglous
    Clayton Kuklick
    Sergio Lara-Bercial
    Sarah McQuade
    Jenny Nalepa
    Christine Nash
    Matt Robinson
    Ronald Smith
    Frank Smoll
    Melissa Thompson
    Cecile Reynaud
    Charles Wilson Jr.

    Grounded in current research and emerging trends in the field of coach education, Coach Education Essentials adheres to the guidelines for coach education and development established by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and is consistent with the ICCE’s International Sport Coaching Framework.

    The chapters cover the roles and responsibilities of the coach across various levels of sport, ranging from prepubescent participation to Olympic-level competition; current models of coaching education, training, and certification used by leading international sport organizations; and the evaluation of coach education.

    Coach Education Essentials is a comprehensive, insightful, and practical resource for those invested in the development and advancement of quality coaching and coaching education. It will be an asset to all who promote coaching as a profession.


    Instructors of upper-level courses on coaching, sport management, and sport psychology; academics and researchers in coaching education and related fields; and academic libraries. Also for coach developers and athletic administrators as well as coach education directors in coaching associations, sport federations, and sport organizations.
    Part I. Establishing a Strong Educational Base to Coach

    Chapter 1. Frameworks for Coach Education and Development
    Kristen Dieffenbach
    The Intersection of Sport Culture and Coaching
    Coaching Education: Time for an Upgrade
    Future Directions

    Chapter 2. Ethical and Philosophical Grounding of Coaches
    Melissa Thompson
    Ethics in Sport Coaching
    Approaches to Understanding Ethics
    Developing Ethics
    The Coaching Philosophy

    Chapter 3. Holistic, Athlete-Centered Coaching Orientation
    Charles H. Wilson Jr. and Trey Burdette
    Coaching in the Real World
    Foundations of HACC
    Becoming a Holistic, Athlete-Centered Coach
    Create the Right Motivational Climate and Culture
    Challenges to Holistic, Athlete-Centered Coaching
    Conquest Coaching

    Chapter 4. Athlete Development Process and Coaching
    Matt Robinson
    Athlete Development
    Athlete Development Defined
    Status of Athlete Development in the United States
    The Role of the Coach in the Developmental Stages
    The Role of the Coach in Athlete Development
    Coaching in an Athlete Development Model
    The Five-by-Four Coaching Model

    Chapter 5. Coach Instruction for Effective Athlete Instruction
    Matthew A. Grant
    What Coaches Should Know
    What Coaches Should Do

    Part II. Teaching Coaches to Excel Within Their Context

    Chapter 6. Educating Youth Sport Coaches: An Empirically Supported Training Program
    Frank L. Smoll and Ronald E. Smith
    Theoretical Model and Research Paradigm
    Measurement of Coaching Behaviors
    Coach Behaviors and Children’s Evaluative Reactions
    Achievement Goal Theory and Coaching
    Translating Basic Research Findings Into a Coach Intervention
    Outcome Research

    Chapter 7. Coaching Club and Interscholastic Sports
    Daniel Gould and Jenny Nalepa
    Characteristics of Scholastic and Club Athletes
    Participation Effects or Outcomes
    Best Coaching Practice
    Challenges, Barriers, and Key Issues
    Implications for Guiding Practice

    Chapter 8. College and High-Level Amateur Sports
    Cecile Reynaud
    High-Level Amateur Sports
    Collegiate Coaching
    Set the Vision and Strategy
    Shape the Environment
    Build Relationships
    Conduct Practices and Structure Competitions
    Read and React to the Field
    Learn and Reflect

    Chapter 9. Coach Education of Professional- and Olympic-Level Coaches
    Cameron Kiosoglous
    Defining and Understanding the Context of Professional and Olympic Sports
    Understanding Deliberate Practice in the Context of High-Performance Coaching
    Defining Sport Coaching Success
    Excelling Within This Context
    Application in Practice

    Chapter 10. Paralympic Sport Coaching
    Gordon A. Bloom
    History of Paralympic Sport
    Career Progression and Learning of Paralympic Coaches
    Paralympic Coach Leadership

    Part III. Developing the Best Coaches

    Chapter 11. Current Models of Coach Education, Training, and Certification
    Sarah McQuade
    The United Kingdom
    South Africa
    New Zealand

    Chapter 12. International Coach Education and Development: A Case Study
    Sergio Lara-Bercial and John Bales
    The International Council for Coaching Excellence
    The International Sport Coaching Framework
    Examples of a Framework Approach to Coach Education and Development
    Implementation Challenges

    Chapter 13. Professional Development Opportunities for Coaches
    Christine Nash
    A Professionalism Approach
    Transitions to Expertise
    Career Transitions in Coaching: The Importance of Context

    Chapter 14. Career Guidance and Mentorships for Coaches
    Clayton R. Kuklick and Brian T. Gearity
    Types of Sport Participation
    Types of Knowledge Needed for Effective Coaching
    How Coaches Learn to Be Effective
    Career Development

    Chapter 15. Long-Term Coach Development Process
    Penny Crisfield
    The Complexity of Coaching: The Changing Role of Coaches, Coaching, and Coach Development
    Developing Coaching Expertise
    How a Professional Learns: Opportunities for Improving the Current Approach
    Exploring New Models of Learning Within Sport Coach Education
    Coach Developers

    Part IV. Evaluating the Impact of Coach Education

    Chapter 16. Reflection on Accreditation and Endorsement of Coach Education and Development Programs
    Lori A. Gano-Overway
    Accreditation: What It Is and Why It Is Important
    Insight Into Accreditation and Endorsements: What It Looks Like Now
    Coach Learning and Development: Issues and Concerns for Accreditation and Endorsement Programs
    Sport Coaching Standards and Competencies: Issues and Concerns for Accreditation and Endorsement Programs
    Future Considerations for Accreditation and Endorsement Schemes

    Chapter 17. Standards for Coaching Effectiveness
    Wade Gilbert
    The Journey From Coaching Legend to Scientific Frameworks for Quality Coaching: Learning From the “Coach of the Century”
    Scientific Frameworks and Standards for Coaching Effectiveness
    Measuring Standards of Coaching Effectiveness

    Chapter 18. Coach Behavior and Performance Analysis
    Stephen Harvey, Edward Cope, and Luke Jones
    Coaching Behavior
    A Rationale for Performance Analysis Practices in Coaching

    Appendix A. The Role of the National Standards for Sport Coaches in Coach Learning
    Appendix B. Coaching Education Program Accreditation Requirements
    Appendix C. Bachelor Degree Coaching Education Program Guidelines
    Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD, is an associate professor of athletic coaching education at West Virginia University. She earned her doctorate in exercise science with an emphasis in exercise and sport psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the president of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence and has served as a member of the executive board of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She also serves on the research committee for the International Council for Coaching Excellence.

    Dieffenbach’s areas of educational, research, and consultation concentration include coaching education, professional issues in coaching, ethics in coaching, performance enhancement, and long-term athlete talent development. She has worked on numerous grants, projects, and consultations in these areas for the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, United States Tennis Association, USA Cycling, USA Hockey, USA Triathlon, U.S. Paralympics, USA Swimming, USA Water Polo, Peaks Coaching Group, and Carmichael Training Systems.

    Dieffenbach has published research articles in scientific journals, authored and co-authored numerous book chapters, and written for applied publications such as Olympic Coach, VeloNews, and Dirt Rag. She has also served as an expert panelist for the Outdoor Life Network and for publications such as Runner’s World, Performance Conditioning for Cycling, Backpacker, Bicycling, and Adventure Sports.

    Together with Steve McCauley, Dieffenbach co-authored Bike Racing for Juniors, a book for coaches, parents, and young cyclists. She has also written or co-authored chapters for U.S. Tennis, USA Cycling, and the U.S. Marine Corps. As an AASP-certified consultant, Dieffenbach works with a wide range of athletes and coaches as a consultant and educator.

    As a coach, she holds an elite-level USA Cycling license and has earned a level 2 endurance specialization from USA Track and Field. She has coached at the high school, collegiate, and elite levels. Currently, she coaches both semi-professional and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, and adventure racers. She specializes in working with junior and Espoir elite athletes, and she runs a mountain bike development camp for USA Cycling.

    A former Division I runner and road cyclist, Dieffenbach now enjoys endurance and ultra-endurance multi-sport racing. She specializes in 24-to-72-hour adventure racing events.

    Melissa Thompson, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she has coordinated the sport coaching education program since 2008. She instructs sport psychology and sport coaching courses at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. She was appointed director of student-athlete development for the university’s athletic department when the program was established in 2017.

    Thompson is a board member of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence. She is certified by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the International Council for Coaching Excellence, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and she is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry and several other organizations. She previously served on the national sport steering committee for SHAPE America as the coaching representative, a position that allowed her to co-author the alliance position statement on minimum levels of coaching education for all levels of sport. Her publications, in both scholarly and trade journals, are focused on coach development and are a combination of empirical research and application-based articles.

    From 2007 through 2008, Thompson served as a lead graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University, where she earned her doctorate of philosophy in educational psychology with an emphasis in sport psychology. She received her master of science degree in kinesiology from Georgia Southern University, where she also served as an assistant softball coach. Thompson was a member of the women’s softball team at Rockford University (Illinois), where she graduated magna cum laude with a double major in psychology and elementary education.
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