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GARCIA-NAVEIRA VAAMONDE, Alejo. Professional coaching application in sport: a single case study. CPD [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.2, pp.101-112. ISSN 1989-5879.

The objectives of this paper are to perform a critical analysis of the current state of coaching and to illustrate its application with a case study. The concept "coaching" comes from sports and has been developed as a method for the business world. In recent years the concept has returned to the sport context. Coaching comes from the sport model (coach-athlete), its foundations are mainly derives from psychology and is defined as a strategy of psychological intervention on behavior modification. It is concluded that coaching is an psychological strategy effective in behavior modification, although further research on the subject and compare its utility versus other other strategies or multicomponent intervention is required.

Keywords : coaching; coach; coachee; Psychological Coaching.

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