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The Sport Psych Show

Feb 27, 2023

In this episode I welcome back Prof Chris Cushion, Prof Stephen Harvey and Dr Ed Cope to the show. Chris, Stephen and Ed bring their considerable coaching and academic knowledge to this episode to discuss different approaches to coaching. We do a deep dive on instructional approaches, discuss the confusion around instructional coaching and offer clarification to listeners.

Chris is Professor of Coaching and Pedagogy and the Director of Sport Integration at Loughborough University and the Head of Coaching at England Netball. Chris has a range of research and teaching interests around the coaching process including coach education, coach behaviour and learning environments. 

Stephen is Professor in Sport Pedagogy at Ohio University. His research is focused on teacher/coach pedagogy and practice and its influence on student/player learning. Stephen is the Coach Educator Developer at US Soccer Federation and the Head Coach at Ohio Soccer Club.

Ed has been a lecturer in Sport Coaching for over a decade and is currently based at the prestigious Loughborough University. Ed has also worked in football, holding the role of Learning Design and Development Manager at the English Football Association where he was responsible for the design and development of their education courses.