How would you recognise an expert coach if you saw one?

Wharton, Lee & Rossi, Tony (2015) How would you recognise an expert coach if you saw one? International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 10(2+3), pp. 577-588.

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A review of the literature that frames coaching practice and specifically the formation and determination of expert coaching practice reveals a body of research that lacks continuity. It has recently been argued that much of the instability surrounding our professional interpretation of coaching practice stems from a penchant for subjective investigation. This analysis draws on a review of over 100 peer reviewed articles, chapters and books – all published within the last 35 years, that address the notion of coaching practice. The findings of this analysis suggests that much of the research used to establish conceptual clarity fails to distinguish between highly organised or efficient coaching practice and expert coaching practice. This paper concludes with some recommendations from alternate paradigms which suggest that expertise in interceptive sports coaching may be better theorised and suitably identified through a lens of the growing ideas surrounding ‘emergence’.

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ID Code: 65036
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Expert, Expertise, Decision making, Interceptive Sports, Coaching
ISSN: 1747-9541
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2013 23:33
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 22:40

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