Coaching Process

Principles and Practice for Sport

Edited by

  • Neville Cross, BA(Hons), MSc(Leicester), MSc(Heriot-Watt), FISC, Lecturer in Sport and Leisure Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • John Lyle, BA(Hons), MSc, MEd, EdD, PgDipMan, PgCertEd, Professor of Sports Coaching, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK

They demonstrate the importance of applying basic sports science principles to the training process, enhancing performance whilst avoiding common problems. Not only will this book be of interest to practising coaches, but it is also essential reading for those studying sport and exercise science, coaching or coaching science at all levels. The athlete, and those who contribute to the coaching process (sport scientists, team managers, doctors and physiotherapists), will also benefit from reading how the coaching process is best applied to enhance performance and avoid complications of overtraining, injury and burn-out.
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Book information

  • Published: August 1999
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4131-9


Table of Contents

Part 1 The Concept of the Coaching Process: The coaching process: an overview (John Lyle); Coaching philosophy and coaching behaviour (John Lyle); Coaching effectiveness (Neville Cross); Part 2 The Application of Sports Science in Coaching: Psychological considerations of effective coaching (Richard Cox); Applied physiology of sports coaching (Andrew Maile); Skill learning principles: implications for coaching practice (Malcolm Fairweather); Biomechanics and its application to coaching practice (Simon Coleman); Part 3 Applying the Coaching Process in Specific Contexts: Coaching children (Neville Cross & Bob Brewer); Individualization of training programmes (Neville Cross); Overtraining and the coaching process (Neville Cross & John Lyle); Coaches' decision making (John Lyle); Coaching and the management of performance systems (John Lyle).