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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2024, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2024.060311.

Constraints on coaching development in Chinese Football—A scoping review


Lisen Zhang, Dr Rose Jewitt-Beck

Corresponding Author:
Dr Rose Jewitt-Beck

School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


This dissertation embarks on a journey to investigate the historical evolution of coach education in Europe and provides an encompassing overview of coach development programs. Furthermore, it delves into the historical and contemporary inadequacies in coach education in China, placing a particular emphasis on the enhancement of reflective and critical skills within coach education programs. A scoping review approach systematically consolidates an array of suggestions and ideas. It sheds light on potential strategies to enhance the overall state of Chinese football coaching and development. In summary, this dissertation strives to elucidate the multifaceted challenges facing Chinese soccer and presents a comprehensive analysis of the historical context, current shortcomings, and innovative strategies necessary to cultivate a thriving soccer culture in China.


Football Coach; Coach Development; China Football; Coach Education; Soccer Culture

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Lisen Zhang, Dr Rose Jewitt-Beck. Constraints on coaching development in Chinese Football—A scoping review. Frontiers in Sport Research (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 3: 86-94. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2024.060311.


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