A Player-centered Approach to Coaching
Authors: de Souza, Adriano; Oslin, Judy
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1 August 2008, vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 1-60(60)
Abstract:Game-playing skills are central to effective sport performance. During a game, players need to be able to assess game needs, solve problems, and respond with appropriate decisions and skills. Although coaches are traditionally responsible for assessing game problems and formulating solutions, athletes are able to develop strategic, tactical, physical, social, and emotional skills better when they are given autonomy to find game-play solutions that enhance their performance. This article describes a player-centered approach (PCA) and, using examples from volleyball, provides suggestions for its application in coaching and teaching sport.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2008