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Andrew P. Driska

According to USA Swimming ( 2016 ), the national governing body for swimming in the United States, more than 340,000 children swam for a club affiliated with the organization.  Staff in the club development division report that the organization has mandated education for its coach members since

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Leapetswe Malete and Deborah L. Feltz

This study examined the effect of participation in a coaching education program compared to a control group on coaches’ perceived coaching efficacy. The program consisted of two 6-hour sessions. The Coaching Efficacy Scale was used to determine the impact of the program on perceived coaching efficacy. Forty-six Michigan high school coaches and 14 coaching preparation students were recruited for the experimental (n = 36) and control groups (n = 24) for this study. The participants were asked to respond to pretest and posttest CES questionnaires that examined how confident they were in influencing the learning and performance of their athletes in four dimensions of coaching: character building, motivation, strategy, and technique. Results showed a significant effect for a coaching education program on the perceived efficacy levels of the trained coaches compared to control coaches.

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Andrew Hammond, Ruth Jeanes, Dawn Penney and Deana Leahy

This paper explores the effects of “neoliberal-able rationality” sport policy and swimming coaches’ understandings of inclusion and disability. Recent research has highlighted how economic policies underpinned by neoliberal rationalities of government often see sport as a tool that can be used to

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Scott Westfall

In the world of sports, coaches who acquire the most career victories are frequently lauded as the all-time greats, yet it is often the coaches who rapidly (and sometimes inexplicably) turn around struggling programs who are awarded “coach of the year” honors and are targeted for the most prominent

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Fraser Carson, Julia Walsh, Luana C. Main and Peter Kremer

High performance coaches work in an ill-defined, dynamic environment where they constantly evaluate, problem solve, and create change ( Thelwell, Weston, Greenlees, & Hutchings, 2008 ). It is a unique workplace where challenge, stress and unpredictability are unavoidable ( Mallett & Côté, 2006

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Florence Lebrun, Àine MacNamara, Dave Collins and Sheelagh Rodgers

stakeholders. Given the nature and importance of relationships in elite sport ( Ringland, 2016 ), exploring mental health from the coach’s perspective should provide important insights into the athlete’s experience. As a parallel issue, while interest in (elite) athletes’ mental health and its impact on

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Jeffrey J. Milroy, Stephen Hebard, Emily Kroshus and David L. Wyrick

-reported significantly fewer symptoms to athletic trainers than they did in confidential psychiatric interviews. One lens through which to view the coach-athlete relationships and relational dimensions of concussion reporting is attachment theory. Bowlby ( 1969/1982 , 1973 ) and Ainsworth’s ( 1989 ) ( Ainsworth & Bell

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International Sport Coaching Journal


Digest contains a listing of pertinent, recent coaching and coach education articles and updates from other sources. Successful Coach Learning: Digital Workbook Informed by Pedagogical Principles Berntsen, H., & Kristiansen, E. (2019). International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 14 (3

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Why Do Sport Coaches Adopt a Controlling Coaching Style? The Role of an Evaluative Context and Psychological Need Frustration Morbée, S., Vansteenkiste, M., Aelterman, N., & Haerens, L. The Sport Psychologist , 34 (2), 89–98. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2018-0197 This study investigated whether coaches ( N

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Christina Yannetsos, Mario C. Pacheco and Danny G. Thomas

Key Points ▸ There is a widespread underreporting of concussion in athletes. ▸ Red-flag symptoms were often mistaken for common concussive symptoms by judo coaches. ▸ Coaches’ concussion education, judo equipment, and legislature are potential areas of improvement. Sport-related concussion has an