My name is David Noon and I am a UK qualified Physical Education teacher and coach. I am currently working at Nagoya University as a Research Fellow, investigating emotional intelligence and motivation in sport and cross cultural responses. Previously, I was Head of PE at the Yokohama International School in Japan and before that Athletic Director and Head of PE at the Bavarian International School in Germany. I have a Bachelor of Education (First Class Hons) in PE from Leeds Carnegie College and a Master of Science in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Staffordshire University.  I have been teaching Physical Education and worked as an Athletic Director in international schools since 1997 and enjoyed stays at schools in Munich, Augsburg and Yokohama. I am also a qualified FA Prelim football coach and have extensive coaching experience in this area. I have also coached track and field and basketball.

My Research

For my masters in applied sport and exercise science, I focused my research on the perceived motivational climate in youth athletes, and in particular how it differs across cultures. I investigated Youth athletes from 3 different cultures, American, Japanese and Third Culture (those without a permanent base culture). VIVA_N00N is a synopsis of my research and results.

Coaching philosophy of David Noon 2014;

“Long term personal and social development is more important than short term athletic success”


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