All coaches working with children will know that they differ substantially from adults in their capabilities, capacity for development and in their ability to meet the demands which sport places upon them. "Coaching Children in Sport" provides an up-to-date, authoritative and accessible guide to core knowledge and coaching skills for anybody working with children in sport. Written by a team of leading international coaching experts, teachers, psychologists and specialists in children's issues in sport and health, this book explains why children cannot be seen as mini-adults in sport and helps coaches to devise effective ways of working that achieve results but that also take into account the best interests of the child. It examines key topics such as: fundamental coaching skills; coaching philosophies and models; children's physical and psychosocial development; children's motivation; child protection issues and coaching ethics; sport and children's health; talent identification and high performance coaching; and, reflective practice in sports coaching. Including case studies, practical exercises and guides to further reading throughout, "Coaching Children in Sport" is an essential text for all courses and training programs in sports coaching. It is also vital reading for all students, teachers and practitioners working with children in sport, physical education or developmental contexts.