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Coaching Children in Sport : Principles and Practice - Martin Lee

Coaching Children in Sport

Principles and Practice

Paperback Published: 3rd June 1993
ISBN: 9780419182504
Number Of Pages: 311

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Children participate in sport at all levels, from school involvement to international competitions. With the growing concern about the mental and physical pressures which can be exerted on a child, the coaches' traditional role is developing and expanding. They now need to be aware of how problems like depression, anxiety, sports injuries, etc occur and how they can be prevented. 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. The book contains clear, accessible information divided up into five parts: children in the world of sport, developmental changes in children, psychological aspects of participation, applications to the coaching process, and good practice in coaching. In these parts the theory behind the need for good communication, counselling, training, dealing with injuries, nutrition, etc is given with ample examples of how to put these ideas into practice.

Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Children and Sport: an Introductionp. 1
The Importance of the Study of Children in Sport: an Overviewp. 3
Referencesp. 13
Whose Sport is It Anyway? Adults and Children's Sportp. 17
Referencesp. 26
Why Are You Coaching Children?p. 27
Sport: It's a Family Affairp. 39
Referencesp. 47
Developmental Changes in Children: Why the Child is Not a Mini-Adultp. 49
Skeletal Growth and Developmentp. 51
Children's Physiological Responses to Exercisep. 64
Referencesp. 77
Understanding the Learner: Guidelines for the Coachp. 78
Referencesp. 90
Growing Up in Sportp. 91
Referencesp. 104
Important Psychological Aspects of Children's Participation in Sportp. 107
Why Children Choose to Do Sport-Or Stopp. 109
How Children See Success and Failurep. 122
Causes of Children's Anxiety in Sportp. 134
Selecting the Right Targetsp. 145
Applications to the Coaching Processp. 161
Communicating Effectively with Childrenp. 163
Referencesp. 178
Counselling Young Athletes and How to Avoid Itp. 179
Training Young Athletesp. 191
Referencesp. 203
The Effect of Injuries on Growthp. 204
Treating and Managing Injuries in Childrenp. 225
Further Readingp. 235
Healthy Eating for Sportp. 236
Good Practice in Coachingp. 257
Making Sport Fit the Childrenp. 259
Referencesp. 272
Putting Theory into Practice-A Sport Examplep. 273
Legal Mattersp. 287
Coaching and the Lawp. 289
Ensure You Are Insuredp. 296
Glossaryp. 302
Indexp. 306
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ISBN: 9780419182504
ISBN-10: 0419182500
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 3rd June 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1