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Community Sport Coaching: Policies and Practice


Ben Ives

Paul Potrac

Lee Nelson


In many Western nations, community sport coaches occupy a central role in supporting the physical health, mental wellbeing, and wider social development of individuals and communities. However, there is no existing academic textbook that examines the policy contexts in which their work is located or, indeed, the challenges and opportunities that are an inherent feature of their everyday practice.

Bringing together an international team of leading researchers in sport policy, sport development, sport pedagogy, and sport coaching, as well as some of the best emerging talents, this book is the first to critically consider a range of policy and practice issues directly connected to community sport coaching.

Comprehensive, timely, and cutting-edge, no other text brings together in one place such a depth and breadth of scholarly material addressing this important field of endeavour. This book is an essential resource for educators, students, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with community sport coaching globally.


Ives, B., Potrac, P., Gale, L., & Nelson, L. (Eds.). (2021). Community Sport Coaching: Policies and Practice. New York: Routledge.

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Oct 20, 2021
Publication Date Oct 21, 2021
Deposit Date Oct 4, 2023
Publisher Routledge
ISBN 9780367431754 ; 9780367746780
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