Challenges in adventure sports coaching

Authored by: Loel Collins , Dave Collins

Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138782884
eBook ISBN: 9781315768465
Adobe ISBN: 9781317666523


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This chapter sets out to explore current knowledge regarding professional practice in an emerging sub-group of outdoor professionals, namely the adventure sports coach (ASC). This chapter will unearth the domain-specific mechanisms, challenges, context and dynamics of the Professional Judgement and Decision Making (PJDM) process in high-level ASCing. The literature-based findings of a series of previous positional and empirical papers (Collins & Collins, 2012, 2013, 2014; Collins, Collins & Grecic 2014) are summarised and implications considered. We have adopted an unconventional structure, on the assumption that readers will access these papers as providing the substance to our argument.

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