Grappling with ambiguity and contradiction: an examination of the role of reflexivity in coach education research
Crocket, H. R. (2017). Grappling with ambiguity and contradiction: an examination of the role of reflexivity in coach education research. Sports Coaching Review, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/21640629.2017.1361167
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In this article, I analyse the complex process of developing a beginner coach education programme for ultimate Frisbee (ultimate) in collaboration with New Zealand Ultimate and volunteer coaches within New Zealand’s ultimate community. I construct a reflexive account of this participatory action research project, which sought to generate pedagogically informed coach education that would benefit New Zealand’s ultimate community and meet Sport New Zealand’s coaching policies. I focus on particular contextual challenges and opportunities, such as ultimate’s lack of resourcing, and SportNZ’s Coach Development Framework, and, in a reflexive manner, consider how my biography impacted this project.
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