Mentoring in Coach Education: The Importance of Role Models, Context and Gender

Rebecca Sawiuk, Dr Ryan Groom

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The aim of this chapter is to explore the key mentoring experiences of Lois Fidler, a female international youth coach and UEFA Professional Licence (UEFA Pro) holder. In this chapter, we specifically focus upon Lois’s mentee experiences in preparing to coach women’s international youth football teams, as part of her learning journey. The chapter is divided into three sections. Section one briefly reviews contemporary literature in coach learning, coach education and mentoring in sports coaching. Section two examines Lois’s mentoring experiences in practice. Section three outlines future recommendations for mentoring practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Coaching: A Theoretical and Practical Guide
EditorsEd Cope, Mark Partington
Place of PublicationRoutledge
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351200035
ISBN (Print)9780815392088
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2019


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