Holism in Sports Coaching: Beyond Humanistic Psychology

Nelson, Lee, Potrac, Paul and Marshall, Phil (2010) Holism in Sports Coaching: Beyond Humanistic Psychology. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 5 (4). pp. 439-501. ISSN 1747-9541

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1747-9541.5.4.439


Increasingly the professional development literature in sports coaching encourages coaches to coach holistically. Yet the phrase ‘holistic coaching’ is mired in ambiguity and has the potential to become meaningless. The aims of this article are to explore the relationship between holism, humanistic psychology, humanism and sports coaching, and to pose some challenges, which could support the field to move beyond the influence of humanistic psychology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2018 14:23
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 19:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35142

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