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A presentation to Sport Coaching Pedagogy students at the University of Canberra, 2 March 2012

A presentation to Sport Coaching Pedagogy students at the University of Canberra, 2 March 2012


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  • 1. Coach as Performer SCP12: Week 4
  • 2. • Some introductory comments• A video (from 2004)• Some thoughts about coach as performer and some of the literature• A contemplation about coaching roles• A consideration of charisma and power
  • 3. “The coaching process is the contract/agreement betweenthe athlete and coach and the operationalisation consists ofthe purposeful, direct and indirect, formal andinformal series of activities and interventionsdesigned to improve competition performance.The most evident part of the process is normally a planned,co-ordinated and integrated programme of preparation andcompetition.” John Lyle (2002), p.40 The Coaching Process
  • 4. “expert coaches and the connections between their lives,their careers, their personal philosophies on coaching andtheir highly individual recipes for good practice.” (p.1) Robyn Jones, Kathleen Armour and Paul Potrac (2004) Sports Coaching Cultures“coaches’ stories are complex, messy, fragmented andendlessly fascinating, and that they demonstrate a need tounderstand the interconnections between coaches’ lives andtheir professional practice.” (p.1)
  • 5. “coaches’ stories are complex, messy, fragmented andendlessly fascinating, and that they demonstrate a need tounderstand the interconnections between coaches’ livesand their professional practice.” (p.1) Robyn Jones, Kathleen Armour and Paul Potrac (2004) Sports Coaching Cultures
  • 6. Pedagogy as four interlinked elements:• Coaches• Learners• Knowledge• Learning environment Kathleen Armour, 2004, p.97
  • 7. “although the recognition that coachingmay have much in common with education,in so far as both should develop thetotality of the individual, hassurfaced, the link towards seeing pedagogictheory as a means to inform coaching hasremained undiscovered.” Robyn Jones (2006), p.9 The Sports Coach as Educator
  • 8. “learning is not simply the ‘transfer’ ofknowledge but is part of situations, practiceand context ... (it is) impacted byindividual biography as well ascontextual factors, and is as much about‘becoming’, a transitional process acrossboundaries”. Chris Cushion (2011), p.178 The Sociology of Sports Coaching
  • 9. “It is widely accepted that what coaches do in theirpractice, and how they do it, tends to be shaped bytheir personal principles and values -attributes that are thought to comprise theirrespective coaching philosophies.” Tania Cassidy, Robyn Jones and Paul Potrac (2009), p.55 Understanding Sports Coaching, Second Edition
  • 10. Roles, Status and Power
  • 11. Charismatic authorityMax Weber“a certain quality of an individual personality, by virtue ofwhich he is set apart from ordinary men and treated asendowed with supernatural, superhuman, or at leastspecifically exceptional powers or qualities.”
  • 12. Acquisition, Ascription and Achievement
  • 13. • Socialised Instructor• A Committed Improvisor
  • 14. • Some introductory comments• A video (from 2004)• Some thoughts about coach as performer and some of the literature• A contemplation about coaching roles• A consideration of charisma and power
  • 15. ReferencesCassidy, T., Jones, R., and Potrac, P. (2009). Understanding Sports Coaching:The Social, Cultural andPedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice. Abingdon: Routledge.Jones, R.L. (ed) (2006). The Sports Coach as Educator. Abingdon: Routledge.Jones, R., Armour, K., and Potrac, P. (2004). Sports Coaching Cultures. London: Routledge.Jones, R., Potrac, P., Cushion, C., and Ronglan, L.T. (eds) (2011). The Sociology of Sports Coaching.Abingdon: Routledge.Lyle, J. (2002). Sports Coaching Concepts. London: Routledge.Phillips, M. (2005). From Sidelines to Centre Field. A History of Sports Coaching in Australia. Sydney:University of New South Wales Press.
  • 16. Images Used in this PresentationWoman drinking a coke underwater during performance as mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs(State Library and Archives of Florida)Frame Grab from Coaches’ Video, Channel 9 (2004)Bratislava (Sam Lyons)Primary School Children Sports Day (Dullhunk)A Girl and her Shadow (Len Matthews)Augsburg (Keith Lyons)Coaches (Michael Heiniger)Football Break (Keith Lyons)

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