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Ready, set, action : Representations of coaching through film

Hills, L; Kennedy, E; (2013) Ready, set, action : Representations of coaching through film. In: Potrac, P and Gilbert, W and Denison, J, (eds.) Routledge handbook of sports coaching. (pp. 40-51). Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon; New York.

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Abstract

The inherent drama of a team?s journey to victory in ?the big game? has been shown to lend itself well to film. Coach-athlete relationships are often central to the narrative of these films. This chapter discusses how discourses of coaching and masculinity are developed and maintained through an analysis of three films: ?Coach Carter?, ?Remember the Titans?, ?and ?Hoosiers?. The construction of the high school coach is shown to owe as much to codes of the Hollywood hero as to established coaching techniques for young people. Yet, popular representations of the coach-athlete relationship and associated codes of masculinity can be highly influential. By exploring the cinematic codes that construct the coach-athlete relationship, the chapter provides coaches with ways of engaging and challenging cinematic representations of coaching.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Ready, set, action : Representations of coaching through film
ISBN-13: 9780415782227
Keywords: coaching, sport, media education, media production, literacy, learning, gender, identity, film, hollywood, Adolescents (13-17), Young adults (18-30), Education, Semiotics, Media, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Education
UCL classification: UCL > School of Education
UCL > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1491349
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