Helping youth sport coaches integrate psychological skills in their coaching practice

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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Camiré
dc.contributor.authorPierre, Trudel
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-05T19:14:38Z
dc.date.available2013-12-05T19:14:38Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013-12-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/30306
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2013.841281
dc.description.abstractResearchers have demonstrated the benefits of psychological skills training for athletes, but few studies have examined how coaches integrate such skills in their coaching practice. Empirical evidence indicates that the coaches have a preference to learn psychological skills in a user-friendly manner with consultant support. The purpose of the current study is to help youth sport coaches integrate psychological skills (leadership, goal-setting, self-awareness, visualisation) in their coaching practice. A sport psychology researcher worked with nine high school coaches from the sport of Canadian football during an entire season conducting interviews, workshops and observations. Findings indicated that the researcher was able to put in place an initiative that helped the coaches integrate psychological skills in their coaching practice. Generally, the coaches indicated that the partnership was beneficial but also mentioned how it could be improved in various ways. Findings are discussed using the current literature on youth development through sport and suggestions are offered to professionals working with youth sport coaches.
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectleadership
dc.subjectgoal-setting
dc.subjectself-awareness
dc.subjectvisualisation
dc.subjectadolescents
dc.titleHelping youth sport coaches integrate psychological skills in their coaching practice
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/2159676X.2013.841281
CollectionPublications en libre accès financées par uOttawa // uOttawa financed open access publications
Sciences de l’activité physique - Publications // Human Kinetics - Publications

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