Doing Sport Psychology: A Youth Sport Consulting Model for Practitioners

in The Sport Psychologist
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While there are significant benefits to be gleaned from the delivery of sport psychology services to youth athletes, there does not appear to be a sport psychology consulting model that adequately addresses the unique needs and organizational structure of a youth sport population. The authors have both integrated and extended the current paucity of literature in an attempt to provide sport psychology practitioners with an inclusive youth sport consulting model. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to introduce the Youth Sport Consulting Model (YSCM) which serves as an educational framework for guiding and supporting sport psychology practitioners in the implementation and delivery of sport psychology services for young athletes and their sport organizations.

Visek is with the George Washington University Medical Center School of Public Health and Health Services, Dept. of Exercise Science, Washington, DC 20052. Harris is with the Dept. of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Blom is with the Dept. of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306.

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