Coaches' dispositions towards non-formal learning situations: An analysis of the 'Coach Talent Programme'

Tom Leeder

University of East Anglia

Tom is currently a 2nd year PhD student at the University of East Anglia, UK. His research explores the learning and development of sports coach mentors, working with the English Football Association (FA) on their formal FA Coach Mentor Programme. Tom's research interests broadly focus on mentoring, coach learning, and coach education within a sociological framework.


It is often suggested a coach’s development occurs through a mixture of learning situations, which can be formal, non-formal, or informal in nature. Nevertheless, research which merely identifies and describes these learning... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Tom Leeder (University of East Anglia)
  2. Victoria Warburton (University of East Anglia)
  3. Lee Beaumont (University of East Anglia)

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• Empowering practitioners and supporting professional learning


PS3-J » Oral - Developing coach knowledge and practice (17:00 - Thursday, 26th July, Bonnar, St Leonard's Hall)

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