Helping coaches meet their psychological needs

Paul McCarthy, Burt Giges

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This is the first book to offer a comprehensive review of current research in the psychology of sports coaching. It provides detailed, critical appraisals of the key psychological concepts behind the practice of sports coaching and engages with contemporary debates in this field. Organised around three main themes, it discusses factors affecting the coaching environment; methods for enhancing coach performance; and how to put theory into practice through coaching work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Psychology of Sports Coaching:
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Practice
EditorsRichard Thelwell, Chris Harwood, Iain Greenlees
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315689210
ISBN (Print)9781138917163, 9780815357247
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sports Coaching


  • sports psychology
  • coaching
  • sports and exercise science

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