n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Editorial

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


Coach education plays a pivotal role in athlete preparation and long term athlete development programmes. In view of its critical role in the sport development process, many national and international federations have designed education programmes aimed at adequately preparing coaches who would normally play the required leadership role in training athletes for optimal sport competition. There are a myriad of areas and issues covered in a typical coach education programmme; some of which include ethics, talent identification and development, doping, coaching the child athlete, etc. However, of topical interest in recent years is the issue of service quality in coach education programmmes.

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