The Top Five Research Summaries of 2016
This year we published another 12 summaries of the latest academic research in coaching. These proved as popular as ever with around 14,000 views of the articles. Below are our top five for 2016 with links to the read each one.
1st The Pitfalls of questioning (2,602 views)
The use of questioning has many advantages as a coaching tool, and research shows it is being used more by coaches. However, new research from academics in England suggests the style of questioning often only upholds existing coaching norms that the coach is the person who holds all the answers. This summary looks at some of the common pitfalls in questioning that were identified in the research. Read it Here
2nd Moving to Games Sense – One Coach’s story (2,197 views)
Moving from a traditional, instructional coaching approach to games-based coaching is hard work. New research from Australia has followed the season-long journey of one coach as he attempts to change his coaching style. It provides a useful insight into what it actually takes to change a coaching style. Read it Here
3rd Coaching Dads – understanding what fathering through sport could mean for coaching (2,095 views)
Most coaches will have strategies for working with young players’ fathers, do they consider the implications of fathers who are using sport as a site for undertaking their parenting role? New research from a team of academics in America can help coaches understand the idea of fathering through sport, as well as the implications it could have for their own coaching experiences.Read it Here
4th Intervention tone and coaching (1,635 views)
New research from Canada has shown that coaches will often individualise their behaviour and tone for different people in a coaching session. However, the outcomes of such a strategy are not always as intended. Sometimes the best intentions can have unintended consequences. Read it Here
5th Little moments of success (1,135)
Coaches can play an important role in the development of life skills among young people who are often excluded from society. New research from the Netherlands has used theories from sociology to present a method for coaches to help create the right environment so young people can have fun but also learn to manage the stresses of everyday life. Read it Here
You can see a list of all 39 summaries here.