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Beth G. Clarkson, Elwyn Cox and Richard C. Thelwell

later in their career when ingratiated within its culture through talent development and elite levels? Due to the limited nature of investigations concerning women football coaches, researchers can look to scholarly investigations of women in non-playing support roles (e.g., coordinators, secretaries

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Wesley Meeter and Kristen Dieffenbach

Stone, Stone and Sands (2005) noted the critical lack of sport science and research based coaching practices in the United States. They noted that current practices are commonly not based on a systematic approach to coaching that allows for both intentionally applied evidence based scientific principles and valid and reliable evaluation methods. Coaching is a profession that requires strong decision making skills, constant assessment, and consistent integration of new information for successful talent development and performance management. Like athletic talent development, the development of these professional skills and the overall development of coaching expertise takes time and deliberate effort (Schempp, 2006). Unfortunately, while formal coaching education program and sport science studies emphasize the physiological, technical and tactical sides of preparing athletes, less attention is paid to the formal development of critical thinking and self-assessment necessary for professional growth and development as a coach. Further, the prevalent grass roots ‘athlete to coach’ and ‘assistant to head’ mentorship models of coach development provide even fewer opportunities for the systematic and deliberate development of these crucial skills.

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Alan L. Smith and Daniel Gould

sport talent development and competition matching. The paper by Tracey Covassin, Kyle Petit, and Morgan Anderson that follows offers an overview of the state of knowledge on sport-related concussions in youth sport. The authors define and share information on the epidemiology of concussion and then

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Hedda Berntsen and Elsa Kristiansen

.g., motivation, coping with stress, youth athletes) and sport management (e.g., volunteerism, YOG, event management, talent development). She was also a lecturer at one of the Norwegian top sport colleges for ten years. References Aelterman , N. , Vansteenkiste , M. , Van Keer , H. , De Meyer , J. , Van den

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Bård Erlend Solstad, Andreas Ivarsson, Ellen Merethe Haug and Yngvar Ommundsen

still haven’t learned (so far) . Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37 , 449 – 461 . PubMed doi:10.1123/jsep.2015-0015 10.1123/jsep.2015-0015 Ivarsson , A. , Stenling , A. , Fallby , J. , Johnson , U. , Borg , E. , & Johansson , G. ( 2015 ). The predictive ability of the talent

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Hebe Schaillée, Ramón Spaaij, Ruth Jeanes and Marc Theeboom

expert knowledge . Field Research Method Lab at LSE, Retrieved from http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/fieldresearch/2017/10/19/why-practitioner-treat-researchers-like-a-nuisance/ Martindale , R.J. , Collins , D. , & Daubney , J. ( 2005 ). Talent development: A guide for practice and research within sport