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• Part I. Establishing a Strong Educational Base to Coach
Chapter 1. Frameworks for Coach Education and Development
Chapter 2. Ethical and Philosophical Grounding of Coaches
Chapter 3. Holistic, Athlete-Centered Coaching Orientation
Chapter 4. Athlete Development Process and Coaching
Chapter 5. Coach Instruction for Effective Athlete Instruction
• Part II. Teaching Coaches to Excel Within Their Context
Chapter 6. Educating Youth Sport Coaches: An Empirically Supported Training Program
Chapter 7. Coaching Club and Interscholastic Sports
Chapter 8. College and High-Level Amateur Sports
Chapter 9. Coach Education of Professional- and Olympic-Level Coaches
Chapter 10. Paralympic Sport Coaching
• Part III. Developing the Best Coaches
Chapter 11. Current Models of Coach Education, Training, and Certification
Chapter 12. International Coach Education and Development: A Case Study
Chapter 13. Professional Development Opportunities for Coaches
Chapter 14. Career Guidance and Mentorships for Coaches
Chapter 15. Long-Term Coach Development Process
• Part IV. Evaluating the Impact of Coach Education
Chapter 16. Reflection on Accreditation and Endorsement of Coach Education and Development Programs
Chapter 17. Standards for Coaching Effectiveness
Chapter 18. Coach Behavior and Performance Analysis
Appendix A. The Role of the National Standards for Sport Coaches in Coach Learning
Appendix B. Coaching Education Program Accreditation Requirements
Appendix C. Bachelor Degree Coaching Education Program Guidelines

Sport coaches have a tremendous influence—positive or negative—in the lives of athletes. Too often, however, the delivery of quality coaching is left to chance. Athletes deserve coaches who create positive environments, foster skill development, and build character.

In Coach Education Essentials, leading coach educators and professionals from around the world cover the core elements of coach education and development, and describe how best to understand, cultivate, and evaluate quality coaching.

Edited by Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD, and Melissa Thompson, PhD, this text is the most authoritative resource on the topic ever assembled, and the book’s contributors represent a who’s who of coach education:

John Bales
Gordon Bloom
Trey Burdette
Penny Crisfield
Edward Cope
Kristen Dieffenbach
Lori Gano-Overway
Brian Gearity
Wade Gilbert
Daniel Gould
Matthew Grant
Stephen Harvey
Luke Jones
Cameron Kiosoglous
Clayton Kuklick
Sergio Lara-Bercial
Sarah McQuade
Jenny Nalepa
Christine Nash
Matt Robinson
Ronald Smith
Frank Smoll
Melissa Thompson
Cecile Reynaud
Charles Wilson Jr.

Grounded in current research and emerging trends in the field of coach education, Coach Education Essentials adheres to the guidelines for coach education and development established by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and is consistent with the ICCE’s International Sport Coaching Framework.

The chapters cover the roles and responsibilities of the coach across various levels of sport, ranging from prepubescent participation to Olympic-level competition; current models of coaching education, training, and certification used by leading international sport organizations; and the evaluation of coach education.

Coach Education Essentials is a comprehensive, insightful, and practical resource for those invested in the development and advancement of quality coaching and coaching education. It will be an asset to all who promote coaching as a profession.
Instructors of upper-level courses on coaching, sport management, and sport psychology; academics and researchers in coaching education and related fields; and academic libraries. Also for coach developers and athletic administrators as well as coach education directors in coaching associations, sport federations, and sport organizations.