High Performance Disability Sport Coaching

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High Performance Disability Sport Coaching

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 217 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781138860360
  • DDC分類 796.0456

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As the profile of disability sport has risen, so has the emphasis grown beyond participation to include the development of a high performance environment. This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the role of coaches and coaching in facilitating the professionalisation of disability sport, in raising performance standards, and as an important vector for the implementation of significant political, socio-cultural and technological change. Using in-depth case studies of elite disability sport coaches from around the world, the book offers a framework for critical reflection on coaching practice as well as the reader's own experiences of disability sport. The book also evaluates the vital role of the coach in raising the bar of performance in a variety of elite level disability sports, including athletics, basketball, boccia, equestrian sport, rowing, soccer, skiing, swimming and volleyball. Providing a valuable evidence-based learning resource to support coaches and students in developing their own practice, High Performance Disability Sport Coaching is essential reading for all those interested in disability sport, coaching practice, elite sport development and the Paralympic Games.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors                              vii
Introduction to high performance disability 1 (6)
sport coaching
Derek M. Peters
Geoffery Z. Kohe
1 Going the distance: a tale of energy, 7 (17)
commitment and collaboration: Drew
Ferguson, Head Coach of Canada's Para
Soccer Team
Laura G. Purdy
Jennifer Purdy
Paul Potrac
2 Creating a high performance Para-rowing 24 (21)
programme in the USA: from the geography of
the land to the generosity of the spirit
(and everything in between)
Natalie J. Campbell
3 Coaching across the species barrier: 45 (15)
para-equestrian dressage
Georgina Holmes
4 `Just doing it': a strength-based 60 (17)
approach to coaching athletes
Tania Cassidy
Lisette Burrows
Raylene Bates
Joan Merrilees
5 On the way to Rio 2016: coaching 77 (21)
Paralympic volleyball in Brazil
Carla Filomena Silva
6 Coaching wheelchair basketball players: 98 (15)
from the beginning to the top
Hana Valkova
Jakub Valek
Stepan Valek
7 Coaching in the flagship Paralympic 113(14)
sport: a tale from trackside
P. David Howe
8 Ozzie Sawicki -- coaching Alpine skiing: 127(18)
the curiosity to be the best
David F. H. Legg
Bradley M. J. McClure
9 Glynn Tromans: in search of `fearless' 145(18)
boccia and the `big hairy audacious goal'
Ian Brittain
10 From Melksham to Rio: a coach's 20-year 163(23)
journey in para-swimming
Anthony J. Bush
11 Beyond high performance disability sport 186(22)
coaching?
Geoffery Z. Kohe
Derek M. Peters
Index 208