Series Name

Foundations in Sports Coaching

Foundations in Sports Coaching

Publication Date
January 2012

New textbook specifically for Foundation Degree and HND students

Provides all the core content for Sports Coaching, as well as real-life case studies, support in gaining work placements and a special chapter on study skills, so that students have all the essentials covered for taking a Foundation Degree or HND in Sports Coaching.

Comes with FREE access to a companion website - providing useful links for further research and answer to questions in the textbook.


  • Full-colour textbook with high quality photos and line drawings, designed to be visually stimulating for the type of learner taking the course.
  • Written specifically around the Foundation Degree framework to ensure that learners have both the theoretical and practical content they need.
  • Also suitable for students taking a HND, and contains valuable further reading for BTEC Level 3 National and A Level students.
  • Strong author team of industry specialists, who are experienced in how to deliver a Foundation Degree.
  • A work based learning chapter equips learners with the necessary skills and guidance on getting into the work place.
  • An extended case study with reflective questions adds a real-world focus enabling candidates to see and learn about real sporting issues in action.
  • A Study Skills chapter explores key skills that Foundation Degree students need particular support with.

Companion Website

Additional free resources for tutors and learners who have bought the textbook that includes:

  • a list of useful weblinks for further reading material
  • answers to the ‘Check your understanding’ sections in the textbook.

Contents Listing


Chapter 1: Introduction to sports coaching

Chapter 2: Sports development: coaching in context

Chapter 3: Coaching knowledge and learning to coach

Chapter 4: The coaching process

Chapter 5: Coaching pedagogy

Chapter 6: Sociology for coaches

Chapter 7: Anatomy and physiology for coaches

Chapter 8: Psychology for coaches

Chapter 9: Understanding special populations in coaching

Chapter 10: Coaching young performers

Chapter 11: Nutrition, exercise and lifestyle management

Chapter 12: Analysis of sports performance

Chapter 13: Coaches and athlete preparation: training and monitoring

Chapter 14: Ethics and good practice

Chapter 15: Study skills

Chapter 16: Work-based learning

Chapter 17: Industrial placement

Chapter 18: Case study





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