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A review of the use of a systematic observation method in coaching research between 1997 and 2016 (2016)
Journal Article
Cope, E., Harvey, S., & Partington, M. (2017). A review of the use of a systematic observation method in coaching research between 1997 and 2016. Journal of sports sciences, 35(20), 2042-2050. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1252463

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. A systematic observation method has been one of the most popularly employed methods in coaching research. Kahan’s review of this method conducted between 1975 and 1997 highlighted the ke... Read More about A review of the use of a systematic observation method in coaching research between 1997 and 2016.

Football, sport and the development of young people’s life skills (2016)
Journal Article
Cope, E., Bailey, R., Parnell, D., & Nicholls, A. (2017). Football, sport and the development of young people’s life skills. Sport in Society, 20(7), 789-801. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2016.1207771

The development of life skills has been associated with participation in sport, football and other physical activities. A factor in enabling this ambition to be realized is the actions and behaviors of sports coaches. Drawing on the concept of positi... Read More about Football, sport and the development of young people’s life skills.

Sport policy and English primary physical education: the role of professional football clubs in outsourcing (2016)
Journal Article
Parnell, D., Cope, E., Bailey, R., & Widdop, P. (2017). Sport policy and English primary physical education: the role of professional football clubs in outsourcing. Sport in Society, 20(2), 292-302. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2016.1173911

Sports policy in England has led to considerable recent investment in Primary Physical Education (PE) via the ‘PE and Sport Premium’. An outcome of this has been growth in the outsourcing - handing over control of services to external agencies - of P... Read More about Sport policy and English primary physical education: the role of professional football clubs in outsourcing.

An investigation of professional top-level youth football coaches’ questioning practice (2016)
Journal Article
Cope, E., Partington, M., Cushion, C. J., & Harvey, S. (2016). An investigation of professional top-level youth football coaches’ questioning practice. Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, 8(4), 380-393. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2016.1157829

To position learners as more central components in the coaching process, scholars suggested that coaches should employ a questioning approach, which may lead to the development of desirable learner outcomes (i.e. increased problem solving and decisio... Read More about An investigation of professional top-level youth football coaches’ questioning practice.