Book Chapter: Understanding and Communicating with your coach – Dr Ian Sherwin


Research Impact: This is the second book from Paul Kilgannon that focuses specifically on coaching in an Irish context – “an Irish book, by Irish coaches, for young Irish sports people”. The book contains input from over 50 respected coaches and sport stars, coaching academics and sports science professionals, to produce a comprehensive guide for the young sportsperson. I was delighted to be asked to contribute a chapter which discusses the communication between athlete and coach and offers tips to young athletes in how to effectively interact with their coach in a variety of situations. The book featured in the Irish Times Top 50 Sports books for 2020 and has sold over 2,500 copies to date.

Sherwin, I. (2020). Understanding and communicating with your coach. In Kilgannon, P., (ed) Be the best you can be in sport Bookhub, 129-139

Dr. Ian Sherwin is a Lecturer in Coaching at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick and is the Course Director for academic programmes relating to the National Council for  Education and Fitness at the University of Limerick. Ian can be contacted at and followed on twitter @ian_sherwin or on researchgate.

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