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Kristoffer Henriksen, Louise Kamuk Storm, Natalia Stambulova, Nicklas Pyrdol, and Carsten Hvid Larsen

This study is focused on reflections of expert sport psychology practitioners about their interventions with competitive youth and senior elite athletes. Two objectives include: (1) to identify key structural components used by practitioners to describe sport psychology interventions and integrate them into an empirical framework, and (2) to analyze the practitioners’ experiences in regard of their successful and less successful interventions in competitive youth and elite senior sport contexts using the empirical framework. We conducted semi-structured interviews with twelve internationally recognized sport psychology practitioners (SPPs) and analyzed the data thematically. The empirical framework derived from the SPPs’ accounts contains eight structural components integrated into two categories: (1) the content and focus (with three components, e.g., adaptation of content), and (2) the organization and delivery of interventions (with five components, e.g., initiation and assessment of athletes’ needs). Using the empirical framework we found differences between successful and less successful interventions and between youth and senior contexts in terms of needs assessment, adaptation and breadth of content, athlete-practitioner relationship, and intervention settings. The empirical framework might inform SPPs in their efforts to design, implement, and evaluate their services in these two contexts.

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Katie E. Misener

youth sport context can facilitate well-being for parents via a meaningful and healthy lifestyle rather than one that enables negative behavior and a loss of a parent’s own leisure. This topic is highly relevant to the community sport sector, and to me as a parent of two young children who participate

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Stewart A. Vella, Lindsay G. Oades, and Trevor P. Crowe

This paper describes the validation of The Differentiated Transformational Leadership Inventory (DTLI) within a participation youth sports context. Three hundred and twenty-two athletes aged between 11 and 18 years completed the DTLI. Using a confirmatory factor analysis, the DTLI yielded an underlying factor structure that fell short of cut-off criteria for adjudging model fit. Subsequent theory-driven changes were made to the DTLI by removing the ‘high performance expectations’ subscale. Further data-driven changes were also made on the basis of high item-factor cross-loadings. The revised version of the DTLI was subjected to confirmatory factor analysis and proved to be a good fit for the obtained data. Consequently, a Differentiated Transformational Leadership Inventory for Youth Sport has been suggested for use within the participation youth sport context that contains 22 items, and retains six subscales.

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participants in three youth sport contexts: sport programs with a youth development curriculum, nonsport leadership programs with a youth development curriculum, and sport programs that did not have a youth development curriculum. Perhaps not surprisingly, sport and nonsport programs with a structured youth

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Nicole D. Bolter, Lindsay Kipp, and Tyler Johnson

by assessing perceptions of teaching behaviors within the physical education environment and coaching behaviors within youth sport contexts. In this paper, we were particularly interested in perceptions of physical education teachers’ and youth sport coaches’ efforts to teach participants about

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Richard Pringle

‘team moms’ in youth sport contexts. The underpinning link in these chapters is the desire to understand how gendered beliefs shape lived sporting experiences differently (as stratified via sex, gender, race, class, age, sexuality), who benefits and are disadvantaged, and how these contexts can be

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Cassidy Preston and Jessica Fraser-Thomas

for MAC-trained coaches reported significant increases in mastery-goal orientation and decreases in ego-orientation scores across the season, while control-group participants did not. Thus, while AGT has been studied widely in youth sport contexts over the past several decades, the MAC program appears

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Corliss Bean, Majidullah Shaikh, and Tanya Forneris

; Sports and Fitness Industry Association, 2018 ), and potentially offering unique benefits to youth compared to other organised activities (e.g.,  Hansen, Larson, & Dworkin, 2003 ), understanding processes within the youth sport context is of important consideration ( Reinboth, Duda, & Ntoumanis, 2004

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Sara Kramers, Martin Camiré, and Corliss Bean

sport programs. Some studies conducted in the youth sport context (e.g.,  Flett, Gould, & Lauer, 2012 ) previously made use of the Youth Program Quality Assessment ( HighScope Educational Research Foundation, 2005 ), originally designed for use in after-school programs. Although advocated as valid and

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Kurtis Pankow, Amber D. Mosewich, and Nicholas L. Holt

which youth sport coaches adopt pragmatic leadership styles (vs. other leadership styles) would help establish the prevalence of coach leadership styles in given youth sport contexts and would provide direction for the development of educational initiatives designed to serve the needs of particular