Reflections on a novel coach education program: A narrative analysis

Hussain, Aman, Trudel, Pierre, Patrick, Tom and Rossi, Anthony (2012) Reflections on a novel coach education program: A narrative analysis. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 7 2: 227-240. doi:10.1260/1747-9541.7.2.227

Author Hussain, Aman
Trudel, Pierre
Patrick, Tom
Rossi, Anthony
Title Reflections on a novel coach education program: A narrative analysis
Journal name International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-9541
Publication date 2012-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1260/1747-9541.7.2.227
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 227
End page 240
Total pages 14
Place of publication Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This study examines the implementation of Triathlon Canada's novel coach education program within the competition-development context from the perspective of the program designer; the High Performance Director (HPD). An interpretive approach was utilized to create a series of narratives to examine the background, perspectives and approaches used to construct the coach education program. Findings include the unique educational and practical background of the HPD and how it influenced him to design the coach education program the way he did. We also highlight a series of unique innovations for the Triathlon coaches entering the program including, a) submitting a portfolio of prior experiences, b) deemphasizing evaluation and certification and c) the HPD's experiences of getting others to ‘buy’ into the program. We also discuss the various instances of resistance encountered with implementing this type of program and contrast it with other types of conceptualizations of how coaches' learn.
Keyword Coach education
High-performance director
Sport coaches
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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