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The Performance Coach

Dave Collins and Sara Kamin

in The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199731763
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199731763.013.0037

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

The Performance Coach

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The performance coach (PC) is an increasingly ubiquitous feature of many performance environments. Often seen as having its genesis in the sport environment, this performance emphasis for PCs stands interestingly at odds with a groundswell of opinion against such a sole focus for sport practitioners. This chapter considers this tension, together with the objectives underpinning knowledge and modus operandi that can represent good practice in PCing. Through this means, we offer a position statement on the PC field, examining concerns and highlighting issues for its future progression.

Keywords: Expertise; professional practice; skill development; coaching; professional judgment; decision making

Article.  10223 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Health Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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