How can we improve athlete learning? What can teachers teach coaches? The Sports Coach as Educator expands on traditional conceptualisations of coaching, encouraging a view of coaches as professionals with a primary role as educators. The text shows how both established and leading-edge educational theories can enrich the practice of coaches and coach educators, opening up opportunities to approach the coaching process in new and inventive ways. With contributions from leading international scholars in coaching and education, The Sports Coach as Educator provides a clear and accessible introduction to how key concepts in pedagogical theory can assist sports coaching. These include: - viewing the coach as an expert guide to the learning process - reflective practice and mentoring - the viability of 'empowering' athletes - coaching communities and the social process - professional development and expert coaching - future directions in professional sports coaching. The Sports Coach as Educator will provide students and practising coaches with fresh insight into this exciting profession. Robyn L. Jones is Reader in the School of Sport, Physical education and Recreation at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.Jones, Robyn L. is the author of 'Sports Coach As Educator Re-Conceptualising Sports Coaching', published 2006 under ISBN 9780415367608 and ISBN 0415367603.