(Chapter 11) PERFORMING IN CHAOS: COACHING TRANSITION TO YOUNG TRIATHLETES USING POSITIVE PEDAGOGY

Paterson, Juliet and Gibson, Kass (2020) (Chapter 11) PERFORMING IN CHAOS: COACHING TRANSITION TO YOUNG TRIATHLETES USING POSITIVE PEDAGOGY. In: Applied Positive Pedagogy in Sport Coaching: International Cases. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9781003043812

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Abstract

This chapter provides insight into the first author’s experiences of using Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching (Light and Harvey, 2019) as part of an empirical study conducted in part fulfilment of her Sport Coaching: Children and Young People Master’s Degree, at a University in the UK. During this study she was supervised by Dr Kass Gibson, who is co-author of this chapter, even though it is written in the first person, following the introduction. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Positive Pedagogy for sport coaching (PPed) in facilitating a holistic, child-centred approach to coaching children and young people in triathlon clubs. During the study, Juliet’s coaching considerations in planning, delivery and reflection were structured by the PPed framework (Light and Harvey, 2019) to inform and advance her own coaching practice. Within this chapter we reflect on a session focussing on transition. After setting the context briefly and explaining the study upon which this chapter draws, we provide detail on the planning and delivery – as well as reflections on the experience - of a training session aimed at improving awareness and decision-making during transition. Moreover, Juliet reflects on her continued use and refinement of PPed when working with young athletes of differing ages, abilities and experiences, at various stages along the competitive regional pathway and on how this framework has guided her in her role as British Triathlon’s South West regional Lead for ‘Skills School’ as the national initiative supporting the development of coaches working with children and young people in triathlon clubs and school settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Depositing User: Ms Raisa Burton
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 13:54
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 13:54
URI: http://marjon.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17619
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