The Psychology of Effective Coaching and Management


Paul A. Davis (Editor)
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: BUS106000

The Psychology of Effective Coaching and Management is a valuable resource for students, researchers, practitioners, educators, and administrators that want to increase their knowledge of psychological aspects associated with the development and practice of coaching and management. The reader is guided through models of the coaching process, approaches to coach learning, context specific education, and tools for observing coaching behaviors. Additionally, considerations for enhancing positive youth development, motivational climate, group dynamics, self-regulation, emotions, and mental toughness are outlined.

The application of mental skills such as self-talk, the consideration of an athlete’s personality in coaching practice, and leadership theories in management are also reviewed. Examples of highly effective sport organizations and approaches to optimizing relationships with support staff are presented, as well as research and implications of coach burnout. The book is written by world leading scholars, sport psychologists, coaches, and managers from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Spain, Greece, Croatia and the UK. Each chapter presents current research and offers suggestions for optimizing effective coaching and management. The chapters are written to be accessible to a wide range of readers, and each chapter offers a set of key considerations for enhancing practice. The aim of the book is to present up-to-date knowledge of the theories and research undertaken in sport coaching and management, with a particular focus upon applying understanding to maximize effective practice. This book will serve as essential reading for scholars and students; it can be used as a key text in sports coaching or coach education programs. Furthermore, coaches as well as their athletes will benefit from the recommendations for practice presented in the book.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

pp. v

Chapter 1
Current Perspectives on Psychological Aspects Associated with the Development and Practice of Effective Coaching and Management
(Paul A. Davis, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden)
pp. 1-12

Chapter 2
A Holistic Model of the Coaching Process: Conceptualising the Challenge of Effectiveness in Practice
(Edward Thomas Hall, Shirley Gray, John Kelly, Amanda Martindale, John Sproule, Northumbria University, United Kingdom, and others)
pp. 13-34

Chapter 3
Effective Coach Learning and Processes of Coaches’ Knowledge Development: What Works?
(Anna Stodter, Christopher J. Cushion, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom, and others)
pp. 35-52

Chapter 4
Learner-Centered Teaching: A Consideration for Revitalizing Coach Education
(Kyle Paquette & Pierre Trudel, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada)
pp. 53-70

Chapter 5
Concept Mapping: Its use for High Performance Sport Coach Development
(François Rodrigue, Chao He, Pierre Trudel, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada, and others)
pp. 71-90

Chapter 6
Dynamic, Evolving and Social: The Learning Interactions of Parasport Coaches
(Shaunna Taylor, Penny Werthner, & Diane Culver, University of British Columbia, Canada, and others)
pp. 91-110

Chapter 7
Tools and Techniques used in the Observation of Coach Behavior
(Matthew Vierimaa, Jennifer Turnnidge, M. Blair Evans, and Jean Côté, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Canada)
pp. 111-132

Chapter 8
Positive Youth Development in Sport: Enacting the Roles of Coaches and Parents
(Julie P. Johnston and Chris G. Harwood, Department of Sport Science, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, and others)
pp. 133-154

Chapter 9
Coaching for Positive Youth Development: From Theory to Practice
(Thaddeus France, Albert Petitpas, and Judy L. Van Raalte, Department of Physical Education and Health Education, Springfield College, USA, and others)
pp. 155-166

Chapter 10
Challenging Coaching Orthodoxy: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
(Clifford J. Mallett, Martin Rabjohns, & Joseph L. Occhino, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia)
pp. 167-182

Chapter 11
What is the Role Of Perceived Coach-Athlete Interactions in Relation to Markers of Goal Progress?: An Application of Self-Determination Theory
(J. Paige Pope, Philip M. Wilson, Diane E. Mack, & Sarah Deck, Sport & Exercise Psychology Lab, School of Kinesiology, Western University, Canada, and others)
pp. 183-202

Chapter 12
The Dynamic Management of Athletes’ Role Expectations
(Alex J. Benson, Mark Surya, and Mark Eys, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)
pp. 203-216

Chapter 13
The Self-Regulation of Sport Coaches: How Coaches can Become Masters of Their Own Destiny
(Natalie Durand-Bush, Kylie McNeill, and Jamie Collins, University of Ottawa, Canada)
pp. 217-266

Chapter 14
Strengths-Based Coaching: Case of Mental Toughness
(Sandy Gordon, The University of Western Australia, Australia)
pp. 267-284

Chapter 15
Emotions and Emotion Regulation in Coaching
(Paul A. Davis and Louise Davis, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, and others)
pp. 285-306

Chapter 16
The use of Self-Talk in the Organization of a Lesson in Sport, Physical Education, and Exercise Settings
(Nikos Zourbanos, Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis, Athanasios Kolovelonis, Alexander T. Latinjak, & Yannis Theodorakis, School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece, and others)
pp. 307-320

Chapter 17
Considering the Role of Individual Differences Associated with Psychological Characteristics when Coaching Elite Senior Male Basketball Players
(Joško Sindik, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia)
pp. 321-352

Chapter 18
Managerial Coaching: A Practical way to Apply Leadership Theory?
(Julia Milner & Grace McCarthy, International Business School Suzhou, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, and others)
pp. 353-368

Chapter 19
How New Zealand Rugby Stays at the Top: Considerations for Coaches
(Peter Russell, Edmond Otis & Roberta Cox, International Rugby Academy of New Zealand, and others)
pp. 369-384

Chapter 20
Sport Psychology Professionals as Trusted Advisors in High Performance Environments
(Larry Lauer, Andy Driska, & Ian Cowburn, United States Tennis Association Player Development, USA, and others)
pp. 385-406

Chapter 21
What is Missing and Why it is Missing from Coach Burnout Research
(Erik Lundkvist, Henrik Gustafsson & Paul A. Davis, Umeå University, Sweden)
pp. 407-428

pp. 429-444

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