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Coaching and Coach Eduaction in Sweden
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9123-3357
2015 (English)In: International Sport Coaching Journal, ISSN 2328-918X, E-ISSN 2328-9198, Vol. 2, no 2, 187-191 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to describe the status of coaching and coach education in Sweden. The Swedish Sport Movement can be traced to the distinctive cultural and political characteristics that exist in Sweden and in other Scandinavian countries. The typical Swedish coach has been described as a collectivist, having a high work ethic and believing strongly in the importance of the group (Birkinshaw & Crainer, 2002). They build their coaching on what are traditionally considered female values, have a high-risk tolerance and there is often a lack of hierarchy in the coach-athlete relationship. Most coaching is done on a voluntary basis and the different Sport federations design and deliver coach education. There is no standard or uniform coach education regarding content, structure and costs. In addition, the quality of coach education in Sweden has not been assessed. Although many coaches recognize the importance of learning from other coaches, research has found that coaches in Sweden are seldom prepared to reflect and to think critically (Fahlström, Glemne, Hageskog, Kenttä, & Linnér, 2013; Hedberg, 2014).

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2015. Vol. 2, no 2, 187-191 p.
Keyword [en]
Coaching, coach education
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Sport Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46159DOI: 10.1123/iscj.2014-0136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-46159DiVA: diva2:852267
Available from: 2015-09-08 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2016-02-17Bibliographically approved

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