The Development of Coaching Knowledge

Cote, Jean (2006) The Development of Coaching Knowledge. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 1 3: 217-222. doi:10.1260/174795406778604609

Author Cote, Jean
Title The Development of Coaching Knowledge
Journal name International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-9541
Publication date 2006-09
DOI 10.1260/174795406778604609
Volume 1
Issue 3
Start page 217
End page 222
Total pages 6
Editor Jenkins. Simon
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Abstract Coaches are known to fulfill many different roles including leader, psychologist, friend, teacher, personnel manager, administrator, fundraiser and role model. The papers presented in this special issue emphasize these different roles by highlighting how coaches learn and how they foster an optimal learning environment. In the first section of this discussion article, I will briefly summarize the main issues covered in the five target papers. I will then propose that the learning environment of coaches needs to be put into a larger conceptual framework that would allow one to account for the variability of experiences that coaches go through before becoming a coach. The third section of this paper will describe three different settings in which coaches learn their skills. Finally, I will offer some concluding remarks and briefly outline directions for future studies.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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