Athlete-centered Coaching - Developing Decision Makers - Table of Contents
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Lynn Kidman is a coach educator. She currently works at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), as a lecturer in Sports Coaching. Lynn has been a Senior Advisor to Sport Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) to coordinate the writing and implementation of a coach development system where an athlete-centred coaching is the underpinning philosophy. Lynn is the author/editor of Athlete-centred Coaching: Developing inspired and inspiring people, Developing Decision Makers: An empowerment approach to coaching and co-author of The Coaching Process. Lynn has coached many teams, mostly secondary school age, in the sports of basketball, swimming, softball, and volleyball. Her most recent coaching experience was as a player manager consulting with the coach who used an athlete centred approach and TGfU to enable athlete ownership and encourage life long values.
Bennett J. Lombardo is a professor of Health and Physical Education at Rhode Island College. He was a three sport athlete at Queens College in New York City and has coached several sports at several levels of competition. After completing his doctoral studies at Boston University with Dr. John Cheffers, he has focused his professional endeavours on the specific leadership and interactive behaviours of both teachers and coaches. The father of John and Susan, he currently resides in Warwick, Rhode Island with his wife Angela.
Gareth Jones is a Principal Lecturer in the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester, England. His research interests include team cohesion, group dynamics and performance analysis. Specific projects include 'The role of perceived social loafing in collective efficacy and performance in sports teams'. Gareth has coached many sport teams and his main areas of expertise are in coaching football and rugby union. Any correspondence with Gareth, please contact email@example.com
Paul Cooper is a grassroots football coach who founded the children's football initiative Give Us Back Our Game with Rick Fenoglio in 2006. He has written two books, 'Learning Through Play (small sided games) 2008' and a humorous book on growing up playing football in the street called 'Chapped Legs and Punctured Balls' 2009. He writes a regular column for Soccer Coaching International and holds coaching workshops across the UK and other countries. Paul also works part time at a school as an Inclusion Support Worker and has used football as a way to engage teenagers there. He is married to Gill and has two children, both now in their twenties. He lives in Gloucestershire, England where he drinks copious amounts of tea and eats far too many biscuits.
Ian Renshaw is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Human Movement Studies at Queensland University of Technology; Brisbane, Australia and is currently working as a skill acquisition consultant with Cricket Australia. His research interest is in the coordination and control of human movement, and skill acquisition, in particular viewing human movement systems as belonging to a class of nonlinear dynamical systems. His research examines how the fundamental relationship between perception and action supports elite and developing sport performance. In recent years this research effort has been directed towards establishing a Constraints-based framework for motor learning. The development of a theory of Nonlinear Pedagogy for coaching and teaching is a natural consequence of these efforts. Ian's passion is cricket and he has coached junior teams for over 20 years. Any correspondence with Ian, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Edwards is a lecturer in Sports Coaching Science at the University of Worcester. His teaching, research and coaching interest focuses on interlinking mental skills into the coaching process. Christian is particularly interested in the methods coaches can use to incorporate the use of mental skills. He started to forge this link between mental skills and coaching practice during his undergraduate studies at the Aberystywth University which he then progressed to research during his postgraduate studies at the University of Worcester. In 2009 he graduated from the University of Worcester with a MSc in Sports Coaching Science, and a Post graduate Teaching Certificate in Higher Education. He is a rugby union player and currently competes at club level. Christian has coached many youth teams in the sports of rugby union and field hockey.
Rick Humm is an avid student of athlete learning. He continues to be an active coach with Rugby players and draws on his experience with a variety of sport in the USA including baseball, basketball, football, golf, sailing, swimming and volleyball. His Rugby coaching focus began with collegiate rugby working with both men's and women's teams. Humm has coached representative teams in the United States at local, regional and national levels. In addition, Humm led USA Rugby's coach development programs for 10 years aligning its approach with the International Rugby Board and UK Sport licensing programs. He is a licensed trainer and educator with the iRB, USA Rugby and the Positive Coaching Alliance. Rick lives in California with his wife Veronica Ferguson and holds an advanced degree in physical education.