Time Management in the Context of Elite Sport Training

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Anne-Claire Macquet Institut National du Sport, de l’Expertise et de la Performance

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This article reports on time management in an elite sports context. It aims at characterizing how coaches experience dealing with athletes’ time management in a sport and academic institute and their constraints. Ten male coaches participated in this study. Each coach was asked to describe his time management activity during the season. Inductive and deductive analysis revealed two main results. The first showed the coaches dealt with a stringent set of constraints concerned with: (a) season organization, (b) training period and task sequencing, (c) the institute’s set times, and (d) the uncertainty linked to the evolution of training. The second emphasized that the coaches used three complex operating modes: (a) the use of organizational routines based on reference to past experience, (b) season shared time management, and (c) time management based on flexible plans. The results are discussed in relation to research that has considered planning and time management.

Macquet is with the Institut National du Sport, de l’Expertise et de la Performance, Laboratoire de Psychologie et d’Ergonomie du Sport, Paris, France.

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