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George B. Cunningham, Na Young Ahn, Arden J. Anderson and Marlene A. Dixon

Though sport participation is widely available to women, when it comes to coaching positions, the data tell a different story. Consider the following: in the United States (US) during the 2016–17 academic year, girls and women represented 42% of all interscholastic athletes ( 2016-17 High School

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Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen and Goran Kentta

, while Schutte, Toppinen, Kalimo, and Schaufeli ( 2000 ) argued that burnout was more likely to develop in professionals whose job roles are based around interpersonal relationships. These human relationships are an integral part of sports coaching ( Vealey, Udry, Zimmerman, & Soliday, 1992 ), which

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Alexander David Blackett, Adam B. Evans and David Piggott

An emerging body of research on coach development has focused upon reporting the pathways and the career “stages” through which high-performance coaches progress ( Barker-Ruchti, Lindgren, Hofmann, Sinning, & Shelton, 2014 ; Erickson, Bruner, MacDonald, & Côté, 2008 ; Koh, Mallett, & Wang, 2011

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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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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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Hans Vangrunderbeek and Hans Ponnet

In this paper, we provide information regarding the past, present and future of coach education in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part in the North of Belgium with a population of 6.6 million. Sports policy in Belgium is strongly determined by its complex political structure. Through several