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‘Handshakes, BBQs, and bullets’: self-interest, shame and regret in football coaching

Potrac, P.; Jones, R.L.; Gilbourne, D.; Nelson, L.

Authors

P. Potrac

R.L. Jones

D. Gilbourne

L. Nelson

Abstract

This autoethnographic story explores the competitive, calculating, and often uncaring world of performance football coaching. Particular attention is given to the dilemmas I (the first author) faced, the choices I made, and the consequences of my actions within the coaching context. Bauman's work on liquid relationships is suggested as a lens through which my story can be viewed. By highlighting its political and emotional nature, this article seeks to contribute to an evolving problematic epistemology of sports coaching; one that seeks to extend beyond continuing rationalistic and ‘heroic’ accounts of practice.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012-10
Journal Sports coaching review
Print ISSN 2164-0629
Electronic ISSN 2164-0637
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 2
Pages 79-92
Institution Citation Potrac, P., Jones, R., Gilbourne, D., & Nelson, L. (2012). ‘Handshakes, BBQs, and bullets’: self-interest, shame and regret in football coaching. Sports Coaching Review, 1(2), 79-92. doi:10.1080/21640629.2013.768418
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/21640629.2013.768418
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21640629.2013.768418