Sport coaches’ perceived role frames and philosophies

Nash, Christine, Sproule, John, and Horton, Peter A. (2008) Sport coaches’ perceived role frames and philosophies. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 3 (4). pp. 539-555.

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Philosophy underpins all aspects of coaching and by creating a formal philosophy coaches may improve their coaching effectiveness. The role that coaches fulfil is based on their experience, knowledge, values, opinions and beliefs, but how coaches frame their role and form their philosophy is still unclear. This study investigates these aspects by interviewing coaches at various stages of their coaching career. It concludes that as coaches gain both knowledge and experience their ability to articulate a coherent philosophy and, more importantly, contextualize it for subsequent use in a more holistic coaching practice is enhanced. As a key element of coach development, the inclusion of a coaching philosophy, values clarification, and consideration of the coach’s responsibilities could improve their practice and better meet the needs of their charges.

Item ID: 5564
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1747-9541
Keywords: beliefs, coach development, coaching philosophy, roles, values
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 22:44
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 70%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 70%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies @ 10%
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