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Courtney W. Hess, Stacy L. Gnacinski and Barbara B. Meyer

, 2014 ; Gordon et al., 2014 ). In sport, the Meyer athlete performance management model (MAPM) most closely aligns with the transdisciplinary approach ( Meyer et al., 2014 ). The MAPM emerged out of decades of professional practice from practitioners in diverse domains in elite sport as a general

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Stiliani Ani Chroni, Frank Abrahamsen, Eivind Skille and Liv Hemmestad

-oriented culture that characterizes Norwegian sports federations. The existing literature attests to the organizational culture influencing coaches’ work ( Slack & Parent, 2006 )--in the case of elite sport this would be the federation employing them. According to Ray, Baker, and Plowman ( 2011 ), “organization

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Markus Gerber, Simon Best, Fabienne Meerstetter, Sandrine Isoard-Gautheur, Henrik Gustafsson, Renzo Bianchi, Daniel J. Madigan, Flora Colledge, Sebastian Ludyga, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler and Serge Brand

Participating in competitive elite sport can be a stressful experience due to a range of organizational (e.g., selection processes), nonorganizational (e.g., pressure from coach), or competitive (e.g., high performance expectations) stressors ( Fletcher & Hanton, 2003 ; Mellalieu, Neil, Hanton

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Kathy Babiak, Lucie Thibault and Annick Willem

related increase in focus of the academic literature on the topic. The scholarship on IORs in sport management has emerged as a growing field of inquiry with researchers exploring a range of issues and industry contexts from nonprofit collaboration in community or elite sport, to public

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Kristoffer Henriksen

Context As a practitioner, I work in Team Denmark, the Danish national elite-sport institute, and have done so for approximately 10 years. I have provided sport psychology support at a range of international events including two Olympic Games. Team Denmark provides financial and expert support for

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Courteney L. Benjamin, William M. Adams, Ryan M. Curtis, Yasuki Sekiguchi, Gabrielle E.W. Giersch and Douglas J. Casa

; Weitzman, 1976 ). Previous literature has pointed to the relationship of elite sport and sleep quality ( Gupta, Morgan, & Gilchrist, 2017 ), indicating that travel ( Richmond et al., 2007 ), training schedule ( Juliff et al., 2015 ), competition ( Juliff et al., 2015 ), and sport type led to a decrement in

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Hannah Butler-Coyne, Vaithehy Shanmuganathan-Felton and Jamie Taylor

, retirement and “struggling in silence” were all referenced as particular “pressure points” impacting on athletes’ mental health. The research led to the development of the Performance Matters: Mental Health in Elite Sport report, accessible in the public domain. In response, governing bodies from targeted

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Lynley Ingerson and Michael L. Naraine ). Prior to the development of the Buffalo Entertainment Center (BEC), the largest indoor stadium in Buffalo currently holds less than 15,000 seats. The new versatile BEC will be owned and controlled by the Braves and provides a much needed high tech facility for elite sport, entertainment, and conventions

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International Sport Coaching Journal


for coach development? Ten coaches at an elite sport school in Norway attended the program over a season, and afterwards they were asked whether the learning material had contributed to their knowledge of need-supportive skills. Thematic analysis of the interviews revealed visualization, awareness

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Martin J. Turner, Stuart Carrington and Anthony Miller

Elite Sport,” 2017 ). Some authors ( Hughes & Leavey, 2012 ) posit that athletes are at greater risk of mental illness due to the contextual demands of sport such as the requirement for high effort, great investment of time, and high exertion of energy, leading to loss of autonomy and disempowerment