Coaching Children in Sport

Written by a team of leading international coaching experts, teachers, psychologists and specialists in children’s issues in sport and health, the book explains why children should not be treated as mini-adults in sport and helps coaches ...

Coaching Children in Sport

Coaching Children in Sport explains why children should not be treated as mini-adults in sport and helps coaches to devise effective ways of working that not only achieve results but also take into account the best interests of the child. Including case studies, practical reflective activities and guides to further reading throughout, this book is an essential text for all courses and training programmes in sports coaching. It is also vital reading for all students, teachers and practitioners working with children in sport, physical education or developmental contexts.

Coaching Children in Sport

This book has arisen out of a need for a text which tackles the special issues relating to coaching children (from 6 - 16) in sport.

Coaching Children in Sport

This book has arisen out of a need for a text which tackles the special issues relating to coaching children (from 6 - 16) in sport. Academics (many with coaching experience) and practitioners have been commissioned to write on their specialist areas.

Coaching the Whole Child

Develop young people through sport by coaching the whole child Coaching the Whole Child: Positive Development Through Sport will guide you through the 5Cs for your coaching approach: Competence Confidence Character and Caring Connection ...

Coaching the Whole Child

Develop young people through sport by coaching the whole child Coaching the Whole Child: Positive Development Through Sport will guide you through the 5Cs for your coaching approach: Competence Confidence Character and Caring Connection Creativity. The approach has its roots in positive youth development rather than sport and will help you recognise the value of the 5Cs for coaching. If you are responsible for coaching young people it will interest and excite you. It offers you... ...the chance to reconsider the emphasis of your coaching and provides you with useful tools to enhance the experience of young people. If you are a coach who is committed to developing participants both in and through sport, and open to adopting the holistic view of what coaching entails, this resource is for you. To aid with your planning, tables are provided to show the interaction of the 5Cs with the physical, mental, technical and tactical development of players.

Coaching Children

Coaching Children: Sports Science Essentials is the first book in Australia specifically aimed at helping community coaches and fitness professionals design safe and effective training programs for children.

Coaching Children

Coaching Children: Sports Science Essentials is the first book in Australia specifically aimed at helping community coaches and fitness professionals design safe and effective training programs for children. As obesity rates soar and levels of physical activity decline, this timely resource provides guidance for enhancing children's engagement in sport, developing their motor skills and managing performance anxiety. It provides straightforward research-based advice on nutrition and explains in clear terms how to tailor exercise to address children's social, physical and psychological needs. A quick-find resource with application to both individual and team activities, Coaching Children presents technical information in a highly practical and reader-friendly manner. Everyday questions and answers include: 1. At what age should children specialise in a particular sport? 2. Do sports drinks enhance children's performance? 3. Should children do weight training? 4. How often should children train? Focusing on effective communication strategies with both children and their parents, each chapter includes a list of insightful reflective questions. Coaches are encouraged to apply scientific knowledge to motivate children in all aspects of training and competing in sport.

How to Coach Sports Effectively

Coaching children ? When coaching children you need to consider their physical development and adapt your practice according to their needs . For further information about coaching children refer to sports coach UK's resources How to ...

How to Coach Sports Effectively

How to Coach Sports Effectively forms part of the 'Coaching Essentials Series' (contains the titles: What is Sports Coaching, How to Coach Sports Safely, How to Coach Sports Effectively, How to Coach Children in Sport, How to Coach Disabled People in Sport, How the Body Works in Sport .) The largest book in the Coaching Essentials range, this resource outlines the key components of the coaching process and contains lots of practical tips and ideas to use in your coaching sessions. Whatever your coaching style, this book will help you to ensure that both you and your participants get the most out of your sessions. You will learn how to assess your participants and tailor your sessions according to their needs, using a participant-centred approach. Explaining how people learn, this book will help you to understand how best to guide and support learning, through effective planning, communicating, assessing and evaluating. This edition contains an expanded section on how to plan and organise your coaching sessions, as well as additional sections on how to deliver and evaluate your coaching sessions. Regular 'practical tips' allow you to easily apply your knowledge in coaching sessions References throughout the text point you in the right direction for further reading Great stand-alone resource, but can be used in conjunction with the other books in the sports coach UK 'Coaching Essentials' range to provide a comprehensive introduction to coaching Suitable for anyone who leads or delivers sports programmes, eg coaches, leaders, teachers, instructors, development officers, officials, administrators, volunteers, parents/carers AND those with responsibility for the organisation of sport, eg national governing bodies, local authorities, centre managers, sports clubs

Straight Talk about Children and Sport

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, e, i, t.

Straight Talk about Children and Sport

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, e, i, t.

Children Young People and Sport

This book redresses a pressing need for us to understand the motivations of children and young people in playing sport, what it means to them, and how it fits into their everyday lives.

Children  Young People and Sport

This book redresses a pressing need for us to understand the motivations of children and young people in playing sport, what it means to them, and how it fits into their everyday lives. It is research-heavy, with each chapter presenting the results of a different study conducted on children’s and young people’s participation in sport across a diverse range of ages, settings and sports from a humanistic perspective. Well-written and accessible, it captures the texture, nuances and meanings of participation in different sports in Australia, France, Japan and New Zealand in order to situate learning and the nature of children’s experiences within their social and cultural contexts. It provides valuable insights into the subjective nature of children and young people’s participation in sport, and should be read by anyone interested in children’s and youth sport, from academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students to coaches, teachers, parents and youth sport administrators.

How to Coach Disabled People in Sport

This book will provide all the basic knowledge you need to develop this confidence and become a good coach for every kind of participant.

How to Coach Disabled People in Sport

This resource aims to answer all the commonly asked questions about disabled participants in sport and how to set up a coaching session to suit their needs. It gives advice on how to plan a session or make minor adjustments to the way you work to make coaching more effective. You do not necessarily need special training to work with disabled people in sport. What you do need is sport-specific knowledge and skills, coupled with the confidence and understanding to make any appropriate adjustments to the ways in which you already work in your own sport. This book will provide all the basic knowledge you need to develop this confidence and become a good coach for every kind of participant. Endorsed by the English Federation of Disability Sport Regular 'practical tips' allow you to easily apply your knowledge in coaching sessions References throughout the text point you in the right direction for further reading Great stand-alone resource, but can be used in conjunction with the other books in the sports coach UK 'Coaching Essentials' range to provide a comprehensive introduction to coaching. Suitable for anyone who leads or delivers sports programmes, eg coaches, leaders, teachers, instructors, development officers, officials, administrators, volunteers, parents/carers AND those with responsibility for the organisation of sport, eg national governing bodies, local authorities, centre managers, sports clubs. Forms part of the 'Coaching Essentials' series, which contains the titles: What is Sports Coaching, How to Coach Sports Safely, How to Coach Sports Effectively, How to Coach Children in Sport, How to Coach Disabled People in Sport, How the Body Works in Sport.

Positive Behaviour Management in Sport

Use the examples within this guide to find the best solutions for you and create a positive environment for young people to develop.

Positive Behaviour Management in Sport

Coaching Resource to build Positive Behaviour in Sport This resource introduces you to the subject of positive behaviour management in sport. It helps you learn why unwanted behaviour occurs and how to deal with situations as they arise. Broken down into manageable sections, you'll discover: different ways of tackling unwanted behaviour in sport how to create an environment that encourages positive behaviour 'Top Tips' that help you recognise what creates a positive coaching environment and what actions encourage acceptable behaviour. A coach's guidebook to dealing with behaviour problems Every group and individual is different, and managing behaviour is a hands-on job. Use the examples within this guide to find the best solutions for you and create a positive environment for young people to develop.

An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Movement

Improve long term athlete development (LTAD) and teach children fundamental physical skills with this great resource This workbook is a detailed introduction to the FUNdamentals concept.

An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Movement

Improve long term athlete development (LTAD) and teach children fundamental physical skills with this great resource This workbook is a detailed introduction to the FUNdamentals concept. Developed by experts at sports coach UK it covers the first three stages of Long-term Athlete Development and focuses on the importance of play, fun and enjoyment in sport. The work also: maps the fundamentals of movement across the bigger picture such as the National Curriculum and how different agencies work together provides practical ideas and advice on the application of the three core principles (agility, balance and co-ordination) in kids exercise explains how to coach FUNdamentals and how to plan a programme for coaching young athletes that incorporates the key concepts The underlying theme throughout this resource is for young people and adults to take part in sport and physical activity; they need to learn the FUNdamentals of Movement at an early age. FUNdamentals is about FUN and PROGRESS - taking young people from playground to podium!

Human Rights in Youth Sport

The text will be essential reading for anybody with an interest in the ethics of sport, youth sport, coaching and sports development.

Human Rights in Youth Sport

Does competitive sport respect children's human rights? Is intensive training child labour? Is competitive stress a form of child abuse? The human rights of children have been recognized in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ratified by 192 countries. Paulo David's work makes it clear, however, that too often competitive sport fails to recognize the value of respect for international child rights norms and standards. Human Rights in Youth Sport offers critical analysis of some very real problems within youth sport and argues that the future development of sport depends on the creation of a child-centred sport system. Areas of particular concern include issues of: over-training physical, emotional and sexual abuse doping and medical ethics education child labour accountability of governments, sports federations, coaches and parents. The text will be essential reading for anybody with an interest in the ethics of sport, youth sport, coaching and sports development.

Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches

No coach should be without this essential guide, whose principles have been successfully applied and tested on thousands of coaches around the world.

Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches

Today, more than 68 million children and adolescents participate in sport programs in the United States. Yet despite the growth and popularity of highly-organized athletic competition, controversy still swirls around the role that adults, particularly coaches, play in the world of youth sports. Coaches not only occupy a critical leadership position in the athletic setting, but their influence can extend into other areas of life as well. Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches is a practical “how-to” guide that helps coaches use their leadership role to achieve optimal benefits for young athletes, both on and off the field/court.It is designed to help coaches create rewarding experiences for young athletes and provides specific behavioral guidelines that have proven to have positive, and lasting, effects. The authors address a wide range of everyday concerns including motivation, stress reduction, psychological skills, relations with parents, legal responsibilities, and other areas of importance to both coaches and athletes. Using clear examples and real stories, they help coaches hone their own skills so they can bring out the best in their young competitors – in sports and in life. No coach should be without this essential guide, whose principles have been successfully applied and tested on thousands of coaches around the world.

Athletics

Athletics


Sportparent

The book shows parents how they can become active partners with coaches to provide children with beneficial, enjoyable, and safe sport experiences.With the help of checklists, self-quizzes, and question-and-answer sections, you will learn- ...

Sportparent

>SportParent> is a practical and easy-to-read book that will guide parents as they support their child's participation in sport. The book shows parents how they can become active partners with coaches to provide children with beneficial, enjoyable, and safe sport experiences.With the help of checklists, self-quizzes, and question-and-answer sections, you will learn--why kids play sports and common reasons they drop out,-how kids can benefit from playing sports,-ways to help kids develop a healthy sport perspective,-how to help your child set performance goals,-the importance of being a good role model,-ways to be involved-but not overinvolved-in your child's sport activities,-what it means to be a responsible sportparent, and-ways to communicate with your child before and after competition.>SportParent> also provides information to help parents understand and communicate with coaches. The book explains--the qualities of a good youth sport coach,-warning signs of poor coaching,-areas in which to evaluate your child's coach,-when and how to approach a coach about a problem, and-ways to help your child's coach.>SportParent> was developed by the American Sport Education Program for use in their >SportParent Program.> The book also makes an excellent stand-alone guide for parents not in the program who want to ensure that their child's sporting experience is a positive one.

The Coaching Process

The book develops an "athlete-centred approach" to sports coaching, by which athletes take ownership of their learning, in turn strengthening their abilities to retain key skills and to make effective decisions during competition.

The Coaching Process

In this fresh and engaging introduction to sports coaching, Lynn Kidman and Stephanie Hanrahan guide students through the coaching process. Focusing on the practical aspects of sports coaching, the book helps students to develop their basic technical skills as well as strategies for working with individual and team athletes, and to plan and implement effective coaching sessions. The book develops an "athlete-centred approach" to sports coaching, by which athletes take ownership of their learning, in turn strengthening their abilities to retain key skills and to make effective decisions during competition. Useful pedagogical features in each chapter, such as real life case studies, activities, self-reflection questions, and summaries of current research and best practice, encourage reflective practice and help student coaches to develop and extend their coaching techniques and philosophies. The Coaching Process is invaluable reading for any student starting a sports coaching course at college or university, and for any coach working with athletes or children in sport who wants to improve their practical skills.