Evaluating good practice in coaching delivery between governing bodies of sport and county sports partnerships in the United Kingdom

Baker, Colin and Vinson, Don and Parker, Andrew (2015) Evaluating good practice in coaching delivery between governing bodies of sport and county sports partnerships in the United Kingdom. Leisure/Loisir, 40 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 1492-7713

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Abstract

Forty-nine county sports partnerships (CSPs) work together with national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) to support and develop sports coaching in the United Kingdom. Partnership has been promoted as a key means by which agencies are able to address complex issues, but to date there has been little, if any, research into the effectiveness of partnership working between NGBs and CSPs in their support of coaching delivery. NGB officers (n = 13) and CSP Coaching Development Managers (or equivalent) (n = 23) were asked (via online questionnaire and telephone interviews) about their experiences of partnership working. Findings demonstrate that successful partnership working relies heavily upon ‘buy-in’ from both parties and an adequate amount of funding to support coach development. The paper concludes by suggesting that it is likely that partner agencies may need to be persuaded about the value of partnership working due to the required investment and the perceived burdens of collaboration.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0711 Coaching
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 09:37
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 11:13
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3551

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