Coaching Science and Coaching Studies courses are appearing inincreasing numbers in many universities. The textbooks used in mostof these courses are either theoretically based sports sciencetexts or practically based coaching books. The former are generallylacking in application while the latter rarely have any scientificinput. The reader is, therefore, left to make the links themselves.
Coaching Science will bridge that gap covering both theory andpractice and, most important, showing how theory informs practice.The book will be multi- and, to some extent, inter-disciplinary, asit is not possible to examine the interaction between coach,performer and task from a single discipline perspective.
Each chapter will include overviews of the main theories, butthe bulk of the material will be concerned with how such theoriescan be applied in practice. Good and frequent use of examples willbe provided. Throughout, the student will be given problems tosolve. At the end of each chapter there will be revision notes,recommended readings and questions on chapter content.