The process of coaching has been conceptualised, studied, and analysed in a wide variety of ways. The most common theoretical perspective used by researchers has been to view coaching as a decision-making process. Successful coaching has been described as the practice of making correct decisions within the constraints of a highly complex social and dynamic environment. In a general sense, coaches articulate a purpose and establish unique mechanisms for achieving success. This book examines the role of a coach or manager in sports and athletics.