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Stress in Elite Sports Coaching: Identifying Stressors
This paper presents the first in a series of studies exploring coaches’ experiences of stress within the unique culture of world class sport. The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth account
Identifying factors perceived to influence the development of elite youth football academy players
The findings underline the multidimensional nature of talent development and suggest that an intricate combination of stage-specific factors must manifest for gifted young players to translate their potential into excellence.
Coaches' views of mental toughness and how it is built
The purpose of the present study was to explore coaches' perceptions of mental toughness attributes as well as the strategies used to build mental toughness. Participants were 10 National Collegiate
Stress and Coping: A Study of World Class Coaches
This study explored coaches’ responses to stress, the perceived effects of stress, and the coping strategies coaches employed. Transcribed interviews with 12 world class coaches, based in the UK,
The Relationship Between the Use and Effectiveness of Imagery: An Exploratory Investigation
The major purposes of the present investigation were (a) to enhance the Sport Imagery Questionnaire (SIQ) by adding an effectiveness component to the already existing frequency component;(b) to
Factors Underpinning Football Officiating Excellence: Perceptions of English Premier League Referees
The purpose of the present study was to identify factors perceived to underpin football officiating excellence. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to collect data from 15 English Premier
Exploring mental toughness in NCAA athletes
The purpose of the current study was to explore National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 athletes’ perceptions of mental toughness. Specifically, three areas of mental toughness
Adolescent physical activity participation and motivational determinants across gender, age, and race.
Findings underscore the importance of structuring activities differently to sustain interest in male and female adolescents, and highlights motives of having a healthy body image, and making PA fun to enhance participation.
Involuntary career termination in sport: a case study of the process of structurally induced failure
Sport can be perceived as one of the contemporary key socializing agencies with which a significant number of children and youth come in to contact. The nature of this contact between the institution
Coaching under pressure: A study of Olympic coaches
E elite coaches' perceptions of the factors that enable them to coach in a stressful Olympic environment are explored and suggestions for the education of developing coaches on the pathway to elite sports coaching are offered.