The next logical step? An examination of elite athletes' transitions into post-athletic high-performance coaching roles

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This chapter explores the career trajectory between athlete and coach has been regarded by the athletes themselves, fellow coaches and senior sports club directors to not only be a logical progression but one that is seamless. It offers an account of a group of men’s rugby union and football players based in the United Kingdom who negotiated a ‘fast-tracked’ career trajectory into a post-athletic high-performance coaching role. A proceeding theoretical sensitivity phase overviewed coach development studies and the sociological theories that had been utilised in them. Post-positivist theoretical frameworks devised by Erving Goffman, Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault were found to have been frequently drawn upon to theorise and conceptualise a range of social mechanisms affecting coach efficacy, behaviour and learning for coaches situated across participatory, development and performance contexts. Theorisation of the social processes enacted by academy directors in this instance aligned more to Foucauldian disciplinary concepts of control, surveillance, normativity and docility.
TitelAthlete Transitions into Retirement : Experiences in Elite Sport and Options for Effective Support
RedaktørerDeborah Agnew
Antal sider16
UdgivelsesstedNew York
Publikationsdato13 aug. 2021
ISBN (Trykt)9780367432867, 9781032047768
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781003020189
StatusUdgivet - 13 aug. 2021

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CURIS 2021 NEXS 308

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