Coaching Edge Summer 2016: Let The Games Begin
Summer 2016: Let the Games Begin!
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In this Olympic issue of Coaching Edge we speak to the first women ever to coach on a British Olympic swimming team - Mel Marshall and Laurel Bailey. As Coaching Edge finds out, they each took very different routes to the pinnacle of their profession.
Also included are articles on:
- Pent Up! Meet the coach behind Great Britain's phenomenal Olympic record in the uncompromising world of modern pentathlon.
- Athlete to Coach.... How UK Sport is disproving the cliché that 'great players never make great coaches'
- Para Guiders.... we quiz four coaches of GB Paralympians on their preparations for Rio, and how coaches can best tailor their skills when working with disabled athletes.
- Defeating Dopers.... Doping scandals have shaken sport on a global scale in the build-up to the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Coaches' responsibility in this area is huge, as we discover.
- A Helping Hand... Having a mentor who shares their knowledge and experience, offers guidance and develops your repertoire of skills is invaluable for any coach. We speak to track legend Steve Cram about his mentoring role for UK Athletics.
- The Ego Has Landed... Self-belief and arrogance are two typical characteristics of elite sports stars. With expert advice from a sports psychologist, we investigate the nuances of ego and how to harness such personalities into a team.
- Home Truths.... Great Britain's staggering success in London in 2012 was attributed in part to 'home advantage'. This intangible factor is known to influence many coaches' tactics, preparation and expectations; but does it really matter whether you're home or away? And if so, why? We search for answers.
- Author: Sports Coach UK
- Copyright Year: 2016
Plus the UK's leading coach developers and academics gathered in Manchester in June to share their wisdom and insight at the 11th UK Coaching Summit. You can read all about it in this issue. We also share some top tips on how to help your athlete deal with pressure in a handy infographic and much more!
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