DISCOVERING THE ‘COACHING SELF’ THROUGH ETHNOGRAPHY: COACH AS A COMMITTED VOLUNTEER

Investigating Educational Policy Through Ethnography

ISBN: 978-0-76231-018-0, eISBN: 978-1-84950-210-8

ISSN: 1529-210X

Publication date: 22 April 2003

Abstract

Coaches have long been recognized as key contributors to youth sport (DCMS, 2000; Smoll & Smith, 1980). Coaches are singled out in ‘A Sporting Future for All’ (DCMS, 2000) as playing a central role in the development of sport at every level and improving the accessibility of coach education and the quality and quantity of coaches in all sports is deemed important. In the last decade in Britain, the demand for coaches has increased because organized sport experiences have become commonplace for children as young as six years of age (English Sports Council, 1997).

Citation

MacPhail, A., Kirk, D. and Eley, D. (2003), "DISCOVERING THE ‘COACHING SELF’ THROUGH ETHNOGRAPHY: COACH AS A COMMITTED VOLUNTEER", walford, G. (Ed.) Investigating Educational Policy Through Ethnography (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 93-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1529-210X(03)08005-7

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