How to Coach Children in Sport

Introduction Coaching children can be a rich and satisfying experience . It is also a tremendous responsibility . As a coach , you play a vital role in the development of children's basic motor skills and their long - term attitudes to ...

How to Coach Children in Sport


Coaching Children in Sport

All coaches working with children will know that they differ substantially from adults in their capabilities, capacity for development and ability to meet the demands that sport places upon them. Coaching Children in Sport provides an ...

Coaching Children in Sport

All coaches working with children will know that they differ substantially from adults in their capabilities, capacity for development and in their ability to meet the demands that sport places upon them. Coaching Children in Sport provides an up-to-date, authoritative and accessible guide to core knowledge and coaching skills for anybody working with 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 to devise effective ways of working that not only achieve results but also take into account the best interests of the child. It examines key topics such as: fundamental coaching skills coaching philosophies and models children’s physical and psychosocial development children’s motivation safeguarding and child protection issues and coaching ethics sport and children’s health talent identification and high performance coaching reflective practice in sports coaching. Including case studies, practical reflective activities and guides to further reading throughout, Coaching Children in Sport 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

mixture of children and adults that you train? Do you think it is your role to teach carers and children about nutrition? Is the sport you coach more aerobic or anaerobic in nature? What activities do you set to develop children's ...

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.

Coaching Children in Sport

This research highlights the importance of coaches understanding children's values, both about their goals and their modes of behaviour in sport, and the influence they themselves have upon those values. Motives and values are closely ...

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.

Routledge Handbook of Coaching Children in Sport

Newman et al. noted that despite these low rankings, issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity have been argued of central importance in coaching children and calls exist for this to be a focus in youth coach education.

Routledge Handbook of Coaching Children in Sport

The Routledge Handbook of Coaching Children in Sport provides a comprehensive and extensive range of critical reflections of key areas impacting on children’s sport and coaching up to the age of 16. With coaching related chapters authored by academic across various disciplines, including nutrition, psychology, pedagogy, medicine, youth development and sociology, the text provides detailed reviews of the existing state of research and consideration of the implications of these particular factors upon parents, coaches, administrators and clearly the young people themselves as well as recommendations for future research. This new volume provides in-depth investigation to key topics of coaching topics such as Learning and Child Development, Protecting Young Athletes, Talent Identification and Development and Inclusive Coaching and finally introduce a broad array of contextual considerations for coaches from considering professional learning through to coaching in particular contexts. This book is more than simply an academic text and it offers insights that will further inform practice in children’s sport coaching. The handbook is relevant for students (UG, PG), researchers, academics, parents, coaches and administrators, as well as those interested in children’s sport coaching and the related topics therein. Martin Toms, PhD is a senior lecturer (associate professor) in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. A former professional sports coach with an MPhil and PhD exploring the sociological issues of young people in junior sport, Martin has been heavily involved in juniors sport all of his adult life. He has published widely and presented extensively around the world on youth sport, including working on international projects and for NBGs/Federations and National Governmental organisations. He has gained European and SCUK funding for youth and coaching related projects as well as being involved in international consultancy. He is a co-editor of the European Journal for Sport and Society as well as the current Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Golf Science. Ruth Jeanes, PhD is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Ruth’s research examines inclusion and exclusion within youth sport, particularly examining how sport can be used to achieve broader social policy objectives targeted at young people. Within this, she is particularly interested in the role of coaches in facilitating broader social outcomes for young people. Ruth has published extensively in these areas with over 100 publications across journal articles, book chapters and books. She is widely cited and has been successful in securing extensive funding for her research including two highly competitive Australian Research Council grants.

Teaching Children with Diverse Abilities

For those children who have difficulty in demonstrating a particular social skill in total , you may assist or coach the child in a step - by - step sequence . Coaching can substitute for modeling by involving the child directly in a ...

Teaching Children with Diverse Abilities

Recommends specific instructional strategies as they apply to children of varying educational needs, learning styles, cultural backgrounds, and experiences, focusing on similarities rather than differences among children, and addressing both elementary and secondary instructional levels. Each conten

Career Coaching Your Kids

between how parents and their children perceive parental career advice . ... underinvolvement and overinvolvement in your child's career decisions is one of the most important and difficult aspects of successful career coaching .

Career Coaching Your Kids

Stresses the value of parental support in a child's career choice, and describes how parents can act as role models and assist their children at each stage of growth

Through the Eyes of Parents Children and a Coach

Chapter 7 Observations Questions and Comments for Parents How you respond to your child's coach is your choice . . How you respond to ineffective coaching in the youth sport environment is your choice . Following are two questions that ...

Through the Eyes of Parents  Children  and a Coach

Writing for coaches and parents involved in youth sport, Aicinena (kinesiology, U. of Texas at Permian Basin) examines, through a sociological lens, the roots of conflicts that commonly occur in an athletic arena. He argues that different individuals view athletics through different sports participation models. His goal is to describe the models and explain how they are conditioned by socialization. Recognition of the models should serve to minimize conflict. Aicinene has been a researcher, parent, and coach for 14 years. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

The Illustrated American

Between twenty and thirty coaches generally take part in these parades . AMERICAN CHILDREN . DR . HENRY LING TAYLOR , in a paper recently read before the New York Academy of Medicine , takes a rather lugubrious view of the way in which ...

The Illustrated American


The Baffled Parent s Guide to Great Soccer Drills

Introduction From Parent to Coach The scene is played over and over throughout the country : Parents take a child to ... in high school or even in college , but the thought of coaching a team of young children may be overwhelming .

The Baffled Parent s Guide to Great Soccer Drills

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Joy and Sadness in Children s Sports

... my kids all play , that practices are supervised , that there is no cursing , that I have good volunteer coaches . ... Dick Timmerman Myrtle Beach , S.C. The Challenge of Coaching Al Rosen's 10 - year - old son Robby announced he ...

Joy and Sadness in Children s Sports


Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

Teaching self-recording, self-evaluation, and selfreward to nonclinic children and adolescents. ln P. Karoly & F. N. Kanfer (Eds.), Self management and behavior change: From theory to practice (pp. 285-314). New York: Pergamon Press.

Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

Devoted to studies of behavioral pathology in childhood and adolescence.

Philosophy of Coaching

Thus , you eagerly go forward into the venture with your children . An argument for not coaching your own children is that they may not as readily accept what you say . It often is easier for them to turn off their father than to not ...

Philosophy of Coaching


Teaching Children to Read

( Apt terms that were transferred by the children from the story in the basic reader to the written summary appear in italics . ) ... When the wheel was fixed , they carried Betsy back to the coach , still sleeping .

Teaching Children to Read


Coaching the Fundamentals of Football

A coach's family and the personal dynamics of this relationship will greatly affect a coach's effectiveness . ... 2 ) bearing the bulk of the responsibility for children's discipline ; 3 ) having to be both parents during the season ...

Coaching the Fundamentals of Football


Teaching Children s Literature

Describing children's interest in and need for talking about the literature they read , the author describes four aesthetic teacher stances which inspire pupil / literature conversations . Each stance encourages curiosity , original ...

Teaching Children s Literature

Books and journal articles on the teaching of children's literature to young people and adults are annotated in this comprehensive reference work. Entries include author, title, publisher, date and an extensive annotation of the work. A directory of courses offered in children's literature at four-year colleges in the United States and a representative listing of course syllabi are also provided.

Teaching Children Self discipline at Home and at School

This is the type of authority people almost always have in mind when they talk about parents and teachers needing or exercising authority , or when they wish that children would “ respect ” adult authority , or when they talk about a ...

Teaching Children Self discipline  at Home and at School

Provides new ways parents and teachers can build self-control, self-esteem, and self-reliance by teaching the skills required to govern a family, classroom or group more democratically, less autocratically.

Including and Supporting Preschool Children with Developmental Delays in Early Childhood Programs

Promoting interaction during sociodramatic play : Teaching scripts to typical preschoolers and classmates with disabilities . ... Coaching preschool children in social skills : A cognitive - social learning curriculum .

Including and Supporting Preschool Children with Developmental Delays in Early Childhood Programs


Social Skills and Academic Outcomes of Children with Quality Sports Experiences

Bandura also proposed that , through modeling of prosocial behavior by the coaches , children can develop positive skills for communicating and interacting with others . These skills would be important for learning proper social skills ...

Social Skills and Academic Outcomes of Children with Quality Sports Experiences