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Andy Gillham, Michael Doscher, Jim Krumpos, Michelle Martin Diltz, Nate Moe, Shepard Allen and Reese Bridgeman

Team cohesion is an often researched topic across sport. The general focus of that research though is on athletes (e.g.,  Cope, Eys, Schinke, & Bosselut, 2010 ) and to a lesser extent among the coaching staff (e.g.,  Martin, 2002 ). Absent in those pieces is the relationship between the sport

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Marco Catarino Espada Estêvão Correia and Rachael Bertram

technical manoeuvres, while maintaining power, speed, and flow of the surfboard ( ASP, 2013 ). Such technical manoeuvres are of great complexity and are performed in a dynamic environment with challenging conditions and situations. Therefore, the surfing coach has the challenging task of effectively

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Stephen Crowcroft, Katie Slattery, Erin McCleave and Aaron J. Coutts

In high-performance sport, coaches aim to optimize athletic performance through individualized training programs. However, these training plans are often based on a coach’s prior experiences and intuition. 1 As such, if coaches have success with these methodologies, it may lead to inherit biases

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Phil Ferrar, Lillian Hosea, Miles Henson, Nadine Dubina, Guy Krueger, Jamie Staff and Wade Gilbert

The journey to become a Team USA National Team coach or athlete is one that often takes years of practice, dedication, passion and learning, while experiencing the roller coaster of successes and failures along the way. However, there is one thing that is certain: coaches and athletes need each

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François Rodrigue, Pierre Trudel and Jennifer Boyd

Research on how sport coaches learn to coach has shown a variety of sources of knowledge acquisition (e.g.,  He, Trudel, & Culver, 2018 ; Mallett, Rynne, & Billett, 2016 ) and different learning pathways ( Werthner & Trudel, 2009 ), which has led researchers to suggest that learning to coach is a

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Stephen Harvey, Obidiah Atkinson and Brendon P. Hyndman

Coach learning is a complex mix of mediated, unmediated, and internal learning experiences ( International Council for Coaching Excellence, Association of Summer Olympic Federations, & Leeds Metropolitan University, 2013 ; Werthner & Trudel, 2006 ). However, despite coaching being a complex, messy

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Justine B. Allen and Colleen Reid

There has been much research and discussion on the underrepresentation of women in coaching and particularly in performance environments such as collegiate, national, and international sport. Research documenting the numbers of women and men coaching has demonstrated that this underrepresentation

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Sarah Lawrason, Jennifer Turnnidge, Luc J. Martin and Jean Côté

Coaches play a critical role in fostering positive youth sport experiences through their interactions with athletes ( Côté & Gilbert, 2009 ). Indeed, effective coaches consistently apply three types of knowledge and behavior: professional (i.e., sport-specific physical, technical, and tactical

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Thomas K. Ewing

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that the best players do not always make the best coaches. Canadian gold-medal [ice] hockey player Therese Brisson is of the view that recently retired hockey players seldom make ideal coaches for youth hockey—because even though they may know what to

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Zenzi Huysmans, Damien Clement, Robert Hilliard and Adam Hansell

Within the youth sport context, coaches take on many different roles and responsibilities. Youth coaches are, first and foremost, responsible for performance outcomes and teaching sport-specific physical, tactical, and technical skills ( International Council for Coaching Excellence, Association of