Browsing by Author "Townsend, Robert C."

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  • Coaching in disability sport: from practice to theory

    Townsend, Robert C.; Cushion, Christopher J.; Morgan, Derek (Routledge, 2019-12-17)
    Understanding the complexity of coaching in disability sport remains a pressing concern. While interest in disability sport continues to grow there is a relative lack of insight into coaching in this context, particularly ...
  • Coaching, talent identification and talent development in Para sport: Developing the field

    Townsend, Robert C.; Clare, Olivia; Maw, Graeme (Routledge, 2022)
    This chapter provides an overview of the role of the coach in talent identification and development environments in para sport. While interest in para sport continues to grow, particularly in coaching, we know very little ...
  • Disability sport coaching: "You just coach the athlete, not the disability"

    Cushion, Chris; Huntley, Tabo; Townsend, Robert C. (Routledge, 2020)
    Disability and parasport provide visibility and representation of disability and disabled people, providing a space where cultural understandings of ‘disability’ can be challenged and reshaped. As a result, disability and ...
  • An historical analysis of disability sport policy in Aotearoa New Zealand

    McBean, Catriona Lisa; Townsend, Robert C.; Petrie, Kirsten Culhane (Routledge, 2022)
    The role of central government in disability sport in Aotearoa New Zealand has never been reviewed in depth. In this paper, drawing on archival data we outline the evolution of disability sport policy, highlighting key ...
  • Infusing disability into coach education and development: a critical review and agenda for change

    Townsend, Robert C.; Huntley, Tabo D.; Cushion, Christopher J.; Culver, Diane (Taylor & Francis, 2021)
    Background: The training of coaches is considered central to sustaining and improving the quality of sports provision. In Parasport, coaches are recognised at the highest level of international sport policy as performing ...

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