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Athlete Centred Approach - Beginning the Process in Junior Teams

Chapter


Abstract


  • Over the past decade, there has been a renewed call for increasing athlete independence

    in coaching in sporting environments. Central to this are athlete-centred

    approaches, which have been promoted as an innovative approach “enabling athletes

    to succeed in and enjoy their sport participation” (Kidman & Lombardo, 2010,

    p. 16). Advocates suggest an athlete-centred approach allows athletes to gain control

    over their own athletic lives and take greater ownership and personal responsibility

    for their decisions (Kidman & Lombardo, 2010). DeSouza and Oslin (2008) also

    suggest an athlete-centred approach provides better opportunities for individual

    growth in the physical, cognitive, social and affective aspects, leading to improved

    decision-making, engagement, communication, competence and motivation. It

    is postulated that this provision leads to improved athlete autonomy and allows

    them a greater range of choices in relation to learning experiences used in sport

    (Kidman & Lombardo, 2010). This is, in part, because an athlete-centred approach

    should enable athletes to develop their own solutions to the many variations in play

    via the pedagogical aspects used in the approach

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Forrest, G. (2017). Athlete Centred Approach - Beginning the Process in Junior Teams. In S. Pill (Ed.), Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching (pp. 171-180). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138103900

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3770

Book Title


  • Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching

Start Page


  • 171

End Page


  • 180

Place Of Publication


  • Abingdon, Oxon

Abstract


  • Over the past decade, there has been a renewed call for increasing athlete independence

    in coaching in sporting environments. Central to this are athlete-centred

    approaches, which have been promoted as an innovative approach “enabling athletes

    to succeed in and enjoy their sport participation” (Kidman & Lombardo, 2010,

    p. 16). Advocates suggest an athlete-centred approach allows athletes to gain control

    over their own athletic lives and take greater ownership and personal responsibility

    for their decisions (Kidman & Lombardo, 2010). DeSouza and Oslin (2008) also

    suggest an athlete-centred approach provides better opportunities for individual

    growth in the physical, cognitive, social and affective aspects, leading to improved

    decision-making, engagement, communication, competence and motivation. It

    is postulated that this provision leads to improved athlete autonomy and allows

    them a greater range of choices in relation to learning experiences used in sport

    (Kidman & Lombardo, 2010). This is, in part, because an athlete-centred approach

    should enable athletes to develop their own solutions to the many variations in play

    via the pedagogical aspects used in the approach

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Forrest, G. (2017). Athlete Centred Approach - Beginning the Process in Junior Teams. In S. Pill (Ed.), Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching (pp. 171-180). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138103900

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3770

Book Title


  • Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching

Start Page


  • 171

End Page


  • 180

Place Of Publication


  • Abingdon, Oxon