Coaching knowledges : understanding the dynamics of sport by Jim Denison

By Jim Denison

Too usually training is visible through activities technological know-how scholars as mechanistic and prescriptive. What a trainer does in education and at the sidelines, besides the fact that, is much extra complicated and concerned than just atmosphere workouts and drills. potent training calls for a number 'knowledges', from the pedagogical to the sociological, physiological and mental. during this publication lecturers, teachers and coaches from bathtub University's 'Team bathtub' training and instructing school examine how numerous 'knowledges' effect each coach's day-by-day practices.

The booklet may have 3 sections. the 1st part should be written by means of activities students who've or are nonetheless training. part may be written by way of trainer educators who're lively elite coaches. the ultimate part will function 3 indepth interviews with 3 grasp foreign coaches.

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The development of coaches who reproduce sport as a socially exclusive environment is influenced by a number of variables, but the most salient are the social structure of sport and the culture of sport. qxd:249M 3/8/07 11:04 Page 27 coaching today : coaching identity and social exclusion athletes are promoted, divided and rewarded. For example, one structure (of almost all sport) is that it is played to determine a sole winning individual or team over other losing individuals or teams. Yet, this is not the only structure upon which sport can be played.

Thus, the Paralympics severely restricts the number of athletes that may participate, leaving only the elite to play. While separate sporting leagues and organisations have helped promote athleticism among the disabled, much of this participation remains segregated from mainstream sport, and few coaches are trained to understand the special needs of athletes with disabilities. So, rather than the rules of basketball changing to adapt disabled athletes who might want to adapt play in a given school or community league, disabled athletes are instead segregated from ‘able-bodied’ athletes.

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