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Biography

Dr. Simon Jenkins is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Analysis. He is the Founder and Editor of the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, the leading peer-reviewed journal in the field of coaching science. Simon has a BSc (Hons, 1st Class) through the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) from Brighton Polytechnic and he earned a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford (1994) based on research carried out with players on the PGA European Tour. The title of his thesis was "Conscious and Unconscious Control in Highly Learned Motor Actions".

In 2011 Simon was invited to present at both the PGA of America Teaching & Coaching Summit at the Faldo Institute in Orlando, Florida and the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland's educational programme at the Golf Show in Harrogate, UK. One of the original members of the European Tour Caddies Association (ETCA), Simon was an Associate Coach with the English Golf Union (1996-2001), providing education and training on the mental, physical and technical sides of the game for talented boy golfers in the South Region of England. He was a pioneer of teaching sports science to future PGA pros in the UK as a part-time tutor at Merrist Wood College (1994-1998).

While a Visiting Lecturer at Pepperdine University (2002-2005), his golf classes for the physical education curriculum attracted students of all golfing ability levels and included two members of Pepperdine's NCCA Division I Golf Teams who have subsequently qualified for the PGA/LPGA Tours. Having previously been a coach for Special Olympics Golf in Oregon, Simon developed aquatics and golf programmes at Pepperdine for adults.

Areas of expertise

Sports coaching

Publications

Book

  • Jenkins, S. (2005). Sports Science Handbook: The Essential Guide to Kinesiology, Sport & Exercise Science, Multi-Science Publishing Co., Ltd., Brentwood, UK. (2 volumes)

Book Chapter

  • Jenkins, S. (2010). Coaching Philosophy. pp233-242. In: Lyle, J. and Cushion, C. (eds). Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone (Elsevier)

Journal Articles

  • Jenkins, S. (2015). Winning Formula, Man Management and the Inner Game: Commonalities of Success in the Ryder Cup and Super Bowl. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 10(2&3), 171-184
  • Jenkins, S. (2014). Professionalism, Golf Coaching and a Master of Science Degree. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 9(4), 693-715
  • Jenkins, S. (2014). Professionalism, Golf Coaching and a Master of Science Degree: A Response to Commentaries. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 9(4), 943-958
  • Jenkins, S. (2014). John R. Wooden, Stephen R. Covey and Servant Leadership. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 9(1), 1-23
  • Jenkins, S. (2014). John R. Wooden, Stephen R. Covey and Servant Leadership: A Response to Commentaries. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 9(1), 73-83
  • Newton, H. and Jenkins, S. (2013). Should all athletes use explosive lifting? International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 8(3), 595-601
  • Jenkins, S. (2013). David Clutterbuck, Mentoring and Coaching. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 8(1), 139-153
  • Jenkins, S. (2013). David Clutterbuck, Mentoring and Coaching: A Response to Commentaries. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 8(1), 245-254
  • Jenkins, S. (2012). Gary Wiren, PGA: A "Philosopher Coach", Evidence-Based Practitioner and Globally Influential Practitioner in Golf, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 6, 1-23
  • Jenkins, S. (2011). Coaching, Philosophy, Eclecticism and Positivism: A Response to Commentaries. Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting, 3, 139-147
  • Jenkins, S. (2011). Coaching Philosophy, Eclecticism and Positivism. Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting, 3, 1-27
  • Jenkins, S. (2011). Accreditation of PGA Master Coaches: A Response to Commentaries. Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 5, 161-166
  • Jenkins, S. (2011). Accreditation of PGA Master Coaches. Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 5, 1-11
  • Jenkins, S. (2010). Digging it out of the Dirt: Ben Hogan, Deliberate Practice and the Secret. Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 4, 1-21
  • Jenkins, S. (2010). Digging it out of the Dirt: Ben Hogan, Deliberate Practice and the Secret: A Response to Commentaries. Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 4, 69-75
  • Jenkins, S. (2010). What could an Executive Coach do for an Association Football Manager? A Response to Commentaries. Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting, 2, 115-119
  • Jenkins, S. (2010). What could an Executive Coach do for an Association Football Manager? Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting, 2, 1-12
  • Jenkins, S. (2009). The Impact of John Jacobs on Golf Coaching, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 3, 1-9.
  • Jenkins, S. (2009). The Impact of John Jacobs on Golf Coaching: A Response to Commentaries, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 3, 55-65
  • Jenkins, S. (2009). Sport Psychology, Hypnosis and Golf, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 3, 149-178.
  • Jenkins, S. (2009). The Impact of the Inner Game and Sir John Whitmore on Coaching, Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting, 1, 1-22.
  • Jenkins, S. (2009). The Impact of the Inner Game and Sir John Whitmore on Coaching: A Response to Commentaries, Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting, 1, 69-71
  • Jenkins, S. (2008). Weight Transfer, Golf Swing Theory and Coaching, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 2, 29-51
  • Jenkins, S. (2008). Can Elite Tournament Professional Golfers Prevent Habitual Actions in Their Putting Actions? Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 2, 117-133
  • Jenkins, S. (2008). Zen Buddhism, Sport Psychology and Golf, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 2, 215-236
  • Jenkins, S. (2007) Golf Coaching and Swing Plane Theories, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 1, 1-19
  • Jenkins, S. (2007) The Use of Swing Keys by Elite Tournament Professional Golfers, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, 1, 199-217
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