Another bad day at the training ground: Coping with ambiguity in the coaching context
Taylor & Francis
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In an attempt to better acknowledge the complexity inherent in sports coaching, this paper presents the metaphor of 'orchestration', derived from the management of complex change, as a more realistic conceptualisation of the activity. The paper served as a precursor to a more detailed portrayal of the coach as orchestrator in a subsequently published book chapter ['The coach as orchestrator' by R.L.Jones and M.Wallace in R.L.Jones (Ed.) 'Sports coach as educator: Re-conceptualising sports coaching', 2006, Routledge]. The paper has potential for changing our thinking about the coaching role and for informing efforts at improving coaching and coach education.
Sport, Education and Society
Jones, R.L. and Wallace, M. (2005) 'Another bad day at the training ground: Coping with ambiguity in the coaching context', Sport, Education and Society, 10(1), pp.119-134
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