Reflections on a novel coach education program: A narrative analysis

Hussain, Aman, Trudel, Pierre, Patrick, Tom, & Rossi, Anthony (2012) Reflections on a novel coach education program: A narrative analysis. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 7(2), pp. 227-239.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a collaborative research project between the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Triathlon Canada, and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). It was designed around a lifelong learner perspective and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) qualifications system. In this paper, we first review the coach learning literature as it pertains to the CAC. We then highlight the background and perspective of a high performance director’s experience in designing and attempting to implement a novel coach education training program. In doing so we uncover the frustrations and tensions in trying to balance innovation with prescribed process and policy. We conclude by making suggestions for further research specifically focused on the background of the key agents involved with the design, implementation and administration of coach education training programs in the competition-development context of the NCCP.

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ID Code: 82932
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Coaching, Reflective Practice, Narrative
DOI: 10.1260/1747-9541.7.2.227
ISSN: 1747-9541
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)
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 2012
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2015 22:52
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 09:05

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