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R. Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres

philosophers and kinesiologists. On the other side of the ledger, sport philosophy has faced several challenges coincident with the birth of kinesiology’s disciplinary movement in the 1960s. Some of these challenges are related to the fact that kinesiology is a natural science-intensive field. In such settings

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Michael McDougall, Mark Nesti, and David Richardson

The challenges encountered by sport psychologists operating within elite and professional sports teams have arguably been inadequately considered (Nesti, 2010). It has been suggested that this may be due to the inaccessibility of elite team environments (Eubank, Nesti, & Cruickshank, 2014; Nesti, 2010). The purpose of this research was to examine the challenges facing practitioners who operate in elite environments and to illuminate how these were experienced. Qualitative interviews with six experienced applied sport psychologists were conducted and a narrative themed analysis undertaken. Four main themes emerged as most prevalent and meaningful: challenges to congruence, a broader role: managing multiple relationships, the influence of elite sport cultures, and surviving and thriving were presented in narrative form. Practitioners provided experiential insight into how specific challenges were understood and dealt with, and how they are able to provide an effective service while managing themselves and the demands of the environment.

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Ellinor Klockare, Luke F. Olsson, Henrik Gustafsson, Carolina Lundqvist, and Andrew P. Hill

exclusively on better understanding the consequences of being perfectionistic for athletes with little attention to the experiences of those who are tasked with supporting them. Given its complexity, perfectionism is likely to pose several challenges for sport psychology consultants and may require particular

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Derek T. Smith, Tannah Broman, Marcus Rucker, Cecile Sende, and Sarah Banner

.g., student retention, postgraduate employment rates) but also to inform and be responsive to changes in generational cohort educational expectations and communication preferences; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and maintaining high-quality academic programs in the face of 21st-century challenges. The discipline of

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Brendan Dwyer, Joshua M. Lupinek, and Rebecca M. Achen

 Because it is something to do during football season. ENH1 .830  To make watching NFL games more enjoyable. ENH2 .780  To make watching the games more exciting. ENH3 .778  To enjoy Sundays more. ENH4 .683 Challenge (4.534, 1.346) .617 .894  Because I enjoy beating male opponents. CHA1 .944  Because I can

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Andrew J.A. Hall, Cedric English, Leigh W. Jones, Tony Westbury, and Russell Martindale

’s Olympic diving teams ( Tao, Rynne, & Mallett, 2019 ) with similar movements of Russian gymnastic coaches expatriating to New Zealand ( Kerr & Obel, 2018 ). Relocating can prove stressful with the newcomer facing numerous potential challenges, for example, learning a new culture and potentially a new

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Shushu Chen and Laura Misener

that impact not only host communities but also peripheral communities because of the size and scope of the phenomena ( Deccio & Baloglu, 2002 ; Liu, Broom, & Wilson, 2014 ). This presents distinctive challenges for a host city seeking to benefit from the hosting of an event such as the Olympic Games

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Cailee E. Welch Bacon, Gary W. Cohen, Melissa C. Kay, Dayna K. Tierney, and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

trainers’ current concussion management practices indicated time, financial burden, and limited resources as primary factors preventing baseline or follow-up concussion testing in the secondary school setting. 14 However, while these findings provided an initial understanding of the challenges athletic

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Dana K. Voelker and Justine J. Reel

detection and referral of athletes who exhibit eating disorder symptoms. Yet, the potential reach and effect of eating disorder and body image research in sport has not been actualized due to the challenges of conducting these studies in a sport context. To date, the literature on eating disorders and body

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Stewart Cotterill

Cricket, as a sport, presents significant psychological challenges to players, coaches, and support staff. In particular, the long duration of games and variability in the overall duration of games can make psychological strategies difficult to apply ( Cotterill & Barker, 2013 ). The psychological