Research Impact: The study of adventure sports coaching as a sub-discipline of sports coaching has been the subject of increasing research interest over the last decade. In this paper, we describe how the adventure environment differs from the traditional sport context. Specifically, we argue that the adventure environment contains accentuated features which have enhanced potential to shape a coach’s understanding of knowledge and of the learning process, which in turn promotes the development of more sophisticated coaching practice. We hope this paper stimulates further debate on the distinctive nature of coaching adventure sports, and on the influence of environmental features on coaches in other contexts.
Christian, E, Hodgson, C.I., Berry, M. & Kearney, P (2019) ‘It’s not what, but where: how the accentuated features of the adventure sports coaching environment promote the development of sophisticated epistemic beliefs’. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, DOI: 10.1080/14729679.2019.1598879