The professionalisation of sports coaching and the changing face of volunteerism

Mallabon, Elizabeth ORCID logo ORCID: and Taylor, B. (2007) The professionalisation of sports coaching and the changing face of volunteerism. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25 (S2). S96-S96.

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This poster explores the changing landscape of professionalism in the field of sports coaching. It is articulated in response to the dearth of literature and empirical research, exploring processes of contemporary practice in the field. The persistent lack of awareness of practice in situ has created a professional context in which new meanings around discourses inhabiting the transitions towards professionalism are becoming increasingly rigid and inflexible, even though individual sports may have differing experiences. Policies projected by UK governmental bodies have exacerbated this situation through imposing reforms that have sought to homogenise coaching practice, in the process glossing over difference and flouting cultural diversity.

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 conference abstract: BASES Annual Conference, 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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