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INTERNATIONAL SPORT COACHING JOURNAL

DIGEST VOLUME 5, ISSUE #1

Sergio Lara-Bercial, A.J. Rankin-Wright, Jason Tee, Fieke Rongen, Tom Mitchell, Mike Ashford, David Piggott and Kevin Till

relationships (CASR) have been framed predominantly by a sexual abuse discourse. Informed by Foucault’s discourse analysis, this study was designed to explore how discourses regarding performance enhancement in elite-sport and coaching, and romantic love, frame female elite-athletes’ experiences with CASR. Four

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Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen and Goran Kentta

research. Finally, future research should explore prevention and clinical treatment of burnout. The culture of elite sport in particular has been described as one in which vulnerability and support-seeking are often perceived as weaknesses, often leading to coaches masking stress and burnout ( Olusoga

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Jon Billsberry, Jacqueline Mueller, James Skinner, Steve Swanson, Ben Corbett and Lesley Ferkins

interviewees on leadership matters. For example, Fletcher and Arnold ( 2011 ) interviewed 13 national performance directors of Olympic sports in the United Kingdom to surface best practice in leading and managing elite sport. After meticulous care reporting the comments of their interviewees in their results

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Matt Greig, Hannah Emmerson and John McCreadie

analysis, and the widespread use of this technology in elite sport have typically been associated with performance metrics. 14 – 16 However, the opportunity to collect multiplanar acceleration data at a relatively high frequency, but with far greater ecological validity than laboratory-based paradigms

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Daniel J. Brown, Rachel Arnold, Martyn Standage and David Fletcher

in sport performers nested in the perspectives of athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists operating in elite sport. Thriving was perceived by participants to comprise a sustained high level of performance and dimensions of well-being (e.g., being optimistic, being focused and in control; Brown

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Cassidy Preston and Jessica Fraser-Thomas

incongruence between coaching objectives and behaviors in elite sport contexts ( Strong, 1992 ). For example, McCallister, Blinde, and Weiss ( 2000 ) found that while coaches clearly articulated the value of both performance and personal-development outcomes, they struggled to explain how they achieved

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Jordan D. Herbison, Luc J. Martin and Mustafa Sarkar

on various environmental demands that an individual may encounter (for a review, see Sarkar & Fletcher, 2014 ). In elite sport, developing expertise requires athletes to dedicate considerable time and effort to training and demonstrate a willingness to engage in competitive, comparison

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Rosanna Gilderthorp, Jan Burns and Fergal Jones

( Tweedy & Vanlandewijck, 2011 ). It must also be based on clear taxonomic theory and evidence, both of which Tweedy ( 2002 ) suggested have been missing from ID elite sport classification. In terms of classification in ID sport, simply dividing categories based on IQ is not acceptable, not only because of

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Leilani A. Madrigal, Vincenzo Roma, Todd Caze, Arthur Maerlender and Debra Hope

.E. , Roberts , G.C. , & Pensgaard , A.M. ( 2008 ). Achievement goals and gender effects on multidimensional anxiety in national elite sport . Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9 , 449 – 464 . doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2007.06.005 10.1016/j.psychsport.2007.06.005 Boswell , J.F. , Thompson

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Amy Waters, Elissa Phillips, Derek Panchuk and Andrew Dawson

To improve athlete performance in elite sport a multi-disciplinary approach is often taken to maximise every aspect of performance, especially in sports such as track and field sprinting where success is defined by the narrowest of margins. This leads to an environment where sport science