From Models to Moments: Towards an Appreciation of Coach–Athlete A.U.R.A.


The three of us combine decades of experience in the sport coaching field, first as athletes who have been coached, then as coaches, coach educators and coaching scientists. Increasingly we have been asked to act as consultants to guide sport organisations in the development of their coaches. In the high-performance coaching context, a shift from a ‘fixing problems’ approach to a ‘flourishing’ approach cannot happen without guidance.


Author: Dean Clark

Dean is a senior lecturer in Sport Coaching Science at the Hartpury University Centre and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Over twenty-five years as a rugby union coac, Dean has coached regional age-group representative teams and conducted practical seminars in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Sweden and Fiji. Contact:

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