Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports (Hardcover)
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This book addresses important topics of coaching in order to better understand what sports coaching is and the challenges that arise when assuming this activity. It provides the reader with useful insights to the field of sports coaching, and discusses topics such as coaching education, areas of intervention, and main challenges. With contributions by experts and well-known authors in the field, this volume presents an up-to-date picture of the scholarship in the coaching field. It introduces key aspects on the future of the science of coaching and provides coach educators, researchers, faculty, and students with new perspectives on topics within the field to help improve their coaching effectiveness.
About the Author
Rui Resende is professor at the University Institute of Maia in Portugal. He is a Ph.D. from the University of Corunna in Sports Sciences and Master of High-Performance Sports from the University of Porto. He created and was coordinator of the Master's degree in Sports Coaching at the Maia University Institute. He was athlete and volleyball coach in all the competitive ranks, counting in his curriculum the direction of the national team in a juniors European Championship. He was a PE teacher for 23 years exercising numerous management positions at the school. He was president of the National Association of Volleyball Coaches of Portugal. He is editor in-chief of the Journal of Sport Pedagogy & Research and does research in the area of Sport Coaching and PE teachers counting with numerous articles, chapters of books and books edited in this area of research. He is Coach developer from the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). Rui Gomes is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Minho, Portugal. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minho. He has research interests on human adaptation to stress, leadership and team performance, and training life skills and human performance. He leads the research group "Adaptation, Performance and Human Development", which was created in 2007 (www.ardh.pt). He leads the intervention project "School of Life Skills" (www.e-cv.pt). As a sport psychologist, he consults athletes and their families, coaches, and sport managers.