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The Ethics of Sports Coaching


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Part 1: The Nature of Coaching 1. The Normative Aims of Coaching: The Good Coach as an Enlightened Generalist 2. Celebrating Trust: Virtues and Rules in the Ethical Conduct of Sports Coaches Part 2: The Character of the Coach 3. Becoming a Good Coach: Coaching and Phronesis 4. Objectivity and Subjectivity in Coaching 5. Sports Coaching and Virtue Ethics Part 3: Coaching Specific Populations 6. The Moral Ambiguity of Coaching Youth Sport 7. Sport-Smart Persons: A Practical Ethics for Coaching Young Athletes 8. Males Coaching Female Athletes 9. Coaching Ethics and Paralympic Sports Part 4: Coaching in Context: Contemporary Ethical Issues 10. Coaching and the Ethics of Youth Talent Identification: Rethinking Luck and Justice 11. Coaching and the Ethics of Performance Enhancement 12. Ethical Issues in Coaching Dangerous Sports 13. A Defense of Expatriate Coaching in Sport

About the Author

Alun R. Hardman is Senior Lecturer and Discipline Director in the socio-cultural aspects of sport at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. His academic focus is on the philosophy of sport and physical education, with particular interests in the area of applied sports ethics and how change and its moral implications impact upon sporting practices and their communities. Carwyn Jones is Reader in Sports Ethics at the Cardiff School of Sport, UWIC. He has published widely in the area of sports ethics in both peer-reviewed journals and books. His particular expertise is fostering and developing moral virtue through sport and the role of the pedagogue therein.


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