How to systematically develop sporting excellence

3 October 2013, 12:01

Long-Term Athlete Development describes how to systematically develop sporting excellence and increase active participation in local, regional and national sport organisations.

This resource describes the long-term athlete development (LTAD) model, an approach to athlete-centered sport that combines skill instruction with long-term planning and an understanding of human development.

By learning about LTAD, sport administrators and coaches will gain the knowledge and tools to enhance participation and improve performance and growth of athletes.

This is an essential guide to improving the quality of sport, developing high-performance athletes and creating healthy, active citizens.

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An innovative approach to teaching and coaching sport

11 April 2013, 13:25

This innovative and authentic approach to teaching sport combines contemporary theory with the experience of practical and reflective work in real sport environments.

It covers a wide range of team and individual sports, including archery, table tennis, flag football, skiing, cricket and track and field. Plus, you’ll find a wealth of field-tested ideas for working with diverse learners in schools and communities.

Written for both experienced teachers and coaches and those looking to expand their skills, Play Practice offers them the knowledge and tools to improve their current methods of coaching and teaching.

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The Voice of the Coach

14 March 2013, 10:39

Lewis-Jones SuiteThe Voice of the Coach
Leeds Metropolitan University

Tuesday 26th to Wednesday 27th March, 2013

This is the culmination of the CoachNet project which has run over an 18 month period in 2012-13 and involved 13 partners from across Europe, investigating current practice and future options in the representation of coaches at various levels of the sporting system.

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Presenting the three key facets of coaching

15 January 2013, 12:29

No single resource can convey everything that a coach should know and do, but Coaching Excellence does the next best thing by building on the basics to provide a wealth of information to enable coaches to become more adept.

Eighteen experts offer knowledge, research and insights that you can apply in working with your athletes, players and teams.

1. Roles and responsibilities of a coach. One size doesn’t fit all, so you will find several examples of successful coaches with quite varied personalities and skills.

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Take a walk on the wide side

9 November 2012, 11:17

In the complex game that is American Football the wide receiver must be strong, fast, powerful, intelligent and focused ‐ the total package of physical and mental skills in order to excel at the position.

Complete Wide Receiver covers it all, from the fundamental skills to how to read the game and make appropriate adjustments.

From catching and securing the ball, fighting through contact and adjusting to defensive schemes, and developing the quickness and superior agility necessary for precise route running, Complete Wide Receiver provides in‐depth coverage of the skills and strategies for mastering the position.

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Coaching success through the application of psychology

4 October 2012, 16:22

Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes discusses how to improve coaching success and athletic performance through the application of teaching principles and theories.

Delving deeper than simply offering an explanation of what athletes learn and what coaches teach, it provides insight into the principles of psychology that drive the emotions, motivation, expectations, self‐worth and relationships of athletes.

Developing coaches gain focus, motivation and guidance as they learn how a thoughtful coach provides the structure and discipline to make athletes more successful.

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Immediate post-Olympic upsurge in sport participation enquiries

13 August 2012, 15:32

The London 2012 Games have had an immediate impact right across the UK’s sports sector from grassroot levels right up to elite sport.

Sports clubs, swimming pools and leisure centres across the country are reporting a significant increase in people asking for advice on how to get involved in organised sport.

Sports in which Team GB achieved significant Olympic success, such as Swimming, cycling and rowing have all experienced increased interest.

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A million coaches can’t be wrong

6 August 2012, 10:25

As one of the world’s best-selling coaching books, Successful Coaching has helped over a million coaches develop their coaching philosophies, hone their communication, teaching and management skills and better understand their responsibilities.

It blends the latest research and accepted practices in the sport sciences with practical advice from seasoned coaching veterans and offers students as well as both new and experienced coaches, a comprehensive guide to every aspect.

Successful Coaching helps readers think critically about their motivation for being a coach and establish a coaching philosophy and style that pave the way for a fulfilling sport experience for both coaches and their athletes.

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Top coaches head for London

3 August 2012, 10:09

Events at the Global Coaches House are now in full swing, with many of the world’s leading coaches passing on their knowledge in a series of free seminars and presentations.

Global Coaches House is open to anyone involved in coaching at any level from grassroots to elite standard and if you are planning a visit to the games it is well worth adding a visit to GCH to your agenda.

To give you a flavour of what you can see and learn you can view a short video of some of the events at youtube

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International Sport Coaching Framework to launch at Global Coaches House

31 July 2012, 09:17

On Wednesday, 1st August at 2.30 pm, the International Sport Coaching Framework (ISCF) will be launched at a special event at the Global Coaches House, London.

The purpose of the ISCF is to provide an internationally recognised reference point for the education, development and recognition of coaches.

It will do so by defining the key building blocks of any national or international coaching system by defining coaching, coaching occupations and domains, coaching roles, coaching status categories, and the systemic elements around them that support full development and sustainability.

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