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Empowerment in Coaching

Lynn Kidman


Walter E. Davis

Walter E. Davis, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Exercise, Leisure, and Sport at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Dr. Davis worked with Allen Burton in originating the Ecological Task Analysis theoretical and applied models, and he implemented the applied model in his teaching lab. He has extended the theoretical model from its focus on biological systems to a focus on social systems, and he has continued to expand on the empowerment aspect of the model in both teaching and writing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecological Task Analysis and Movement

Human Kinetics, 2007

Ebook Chapter


... because it gives athletes more ownership of their sport and of their life in general. Empowerment provides athletes opportunities for decision making, a cognitive process that coaches often suggest is missing in athlete development (Kidman...

TGfU and Humanistic Coaching

More Teaching Games for Understanding

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter


... to perceive the necessary and important aspects of the required motor response, to focus on developing mental skills, and to make excellent and quick decisions (Kidman and Lombardo, 2010). Putting these elements together constitutes...