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ERIC Number: EJ997168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
High-Performance Cricket Coaches' Perceptions of an Educationally Informed Coach Education Programme
Galvan, Hugh; Fyall, Glenn; Culpan, Ian
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v3 n2 p123-140 2012
This paper reports and discusses the findings of a research project that investigated the recently conceptualized and implemented New Zealand Cricket, Level 3, high-performance coach education programme (CEP). A qualitative methodology was employed to gather data from six coaches involved in the CEP. In particular the researchers sought the perceptions of the six participating coaches around the additional educational perspectives that had been included into the CEP. Thematic analysis revealed that the participant coaches saw a need to increase their coaching knowledge base and the benefits in moving beyond the traditional coach education models that privilege technical skill development. Knowledge around educational learning theory, the concept of athlete empowerment and reflective practice as a means of informing an ever-evolving coaching philosophy were also deemed beneficial to participant coaches. Although the participant coaches could see value in such areas, there appeared to be some misunderstanding and confusion around the application of these concepts. Implications from this study suggest that this CEP may be enhanced through the inclusion of critically reflective practice and its associated philosophies and pedagogical approaches. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand