Community Sport Coaching: Policies and Practice

Ben Ives, Paul Potrac, Laura Gale, Lee Nelson

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In many Western nations, community sport coaches occupy a central role in supporting the physical health, mental wellbeing, and wider social development of individuals and communities. However, there is no existing academic textbook that examines the policy contexts in which their work is located or, indeed, the challenges and opportunities that are an inherent feature of their everyday practice. Bringing together an international team of leading researchers in sport policy, sport development, sport pedagogy, and sport coaching, as well as some of the best emerging talents, this book is the first to critically consider a range of policy and practice issues directly connected to community sport coaching. Comprehensive, timely, and cutting-edge, no other text brings together in one place such a depth and breadth of scholarly material addressing this important field of endeavour. This book is an essential resource for educators, students, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with community sport coaching globally.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages270
ISBN (Electronic)9781000466027
ISBN (Print)9780367431754
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Coaching
  • Policies
  • Practice
  • Sport development
  • Grassroots sport
  • Coach education
  • Social impact
  • Participation
  • Youth development
  • Policy implementation
  • Program evaluation
  • Coaching philosophy
  • Community engagement
  • Skill development
  • Inclusive coaching
  • Volunteer coaching
  • Sport for social change
  • Coach effectiveness
  • Policy analysis
  • Youth sport programming
  • Community health
  • Coaching ethics
  • Sport governance
  • Community partnerships


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