Psychology in sports coaching : theory and practice / Adam Nicholls
- Nicholls, Adam R.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2022.
- Third edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
- Taylor & Francis: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Part 1: Providing Psychological Training As A Coach And Mental Health Among Athletes -- 1. Do's and Don'ts for Coaches who Provide Sport Psychology to their Athletes: Ethics, Referrals, and the HCPC -- 2. Mental Health Disorders and Symptoms Among Athletes. Part 2: Identifying The Psychological Needs Of Athletes -- 3. Conducting Intake Interviews -- 4. Using Questionnaires to Assess the Needs of Athletes. Part 3: Facilitating Awareness Among Athletes -- 5. Goal Setting -- 6. Performance Profiling. Part 4: Coaching Different Populations And Providing Psychological Support To Athletes With Different Needs -- 7. Coaching Children -- 8. Coaching Adolescents -- 9. Coaching Adults -- 10. Coaching Athletes with Learning Disabilities -- 11. Providing Psychological Support to an Injured Athlete -- 12. Managing Perfectionistic Tendencies Among Athletes. Part 5: Relationships, Support, And Influence Within Coaching Practice -- 13. The Coach-Athlete Relationship -- 14. Understanding and Building Team Cohesion -- 15. Socially Supporting Athletes Effectively -- 16. Enhancing Intrinsic Motivation among Athletes -- 17. Creating the Optimal Motivational Climate -- 18. Applying Self-Determination Theory and Research to Enhance Coaching Practice -- 19. Reducing Favourable Attitudes and Susceptibility Towards Doping Among Athletes -- 20. Developing Formal Athlete Leaders and Shared Leadership within Teams. Part 6: Mental Skills Training For Athletes -- 21. Mental Imagery -- 22. Mental Toughness Training -- 23. Maximising Sport-Confidence -- 24. Coping Effectiveness Training -- 25. Enhancing Challenge States and Minimising Threat among Athletes -- 26. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training -- 27. Preventing Choking Under Pressure in Sport.
- The most effective coaches understand the fundamentals of sport psychology, which include interacting effectively with athletes, creating the optimal environment, assessing the psychological needs of their athletes, and providing them with the mental training required to maximise performance. Fully revised and updated, the third edition of Psychology in Sports Coaching clearly and accessibly introduces the principles and practice of sport psychology in the context of the coaching process. Drawing on the very latest research and theory, the book introduces the psychological tools and techniques that coaches can use to get the best performances out of their athletes. Including three new chapters on the constraints approach to assessing psychological needs, mental imagery, managing perfectionism tendencies, and mentoring leaders, the book also offers step-by-step guidance on key topics such as: Assessing the needs of athletes Facilitating awareness through goal setting and performance profiling Coaching specialist populations effectively (e.g. children, adolescents, adults and athletes with learning disabilities) Reducing favourable attitudes towards doping Developing effective coach-athlete relationships Reducing choking under pressure Mindfulness techniques Mental imagery Every chapter contains useful features to aid learning and understanding, including in-depth case studies, critical thinking questions, clear and concise summaries, and practice exam questions. Psychology in Sports Coaching is essential reading for any student of sports coaching, or any practising coach looking to extend and develop their skills, and useful applied reading for students of sport psychology.
- 9781000436136 (electronic publication)
9781000436129 (electronic book)
9781003201441 (electronic book)
100320144X (electronic book)
- Previous edition: 2017.
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