The educational journey of paddlesport coaches

Mallabon, Elizabeth ORCID logo ORCID: and Taylor, B. (2007) The educational journey of paddlesport coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25 (S2). S95-S96.

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Formal coach education programmes, driven by the national governing bodies of individual sports, have for many years been regarded as essential in the development of competent, qualified coaches. However, more recent opinion suggests that such coach education is actually ‘‘low impact’’ in comparison to the hours individual aspirant coach’s spend coaching, being coached or participating (Rossi & Cassidy, 1999: Learning and teaching in physical education. London: Falmer). It appears the literature is, in part, implying that experiential learning has greater significance over formal education programmes. The aim of this study was to investigate the educational journey of a sample of paddlesport coaches by addressing why coaches chose to enter formal coach education programmes.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Sports Sciences
Publisher: Taylor & Francis for British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
ISSN: 1466-447X
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Sports and Physical Activity
Additional Information: Published abstract of the Annual Conference of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), University of Bath, 12-14 September 2007.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 20:16


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