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David J. Blakelock, Mark A. Chen, and Tim Prescott

Elite adolescent soccer players may represent one athletic population that is vulnerable to developing psychological distress following deselection. This study examined the proportion of players experiencing clinical levels of psychological distress following selection procedures and whether player status (i.e., deselected vs. retained) had a significant effect on psychological distress. Data was collected from 91 players who completed the General Health Questionnaire -12 at three time points: 7–14 days before selection procedures, 7 days after and 21 days after. Although outcomes were heterogeneous, a sizable proportion of deselected players were found to experience clinical levels of psychological distress. A factorial ANOVA (p < .001) found that deselected players experienced higher levels of psychological distress than retained players at postselection time points. The research provides evidence that some deselected players are “at risk” of developing clinical levels of psychological distress. Clinical implications and recommendations for future research are discussed.

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Kacey C. Neely, John G.H. Dunn, Tara-Leigh F. McHugh, and Nicholas L. Holt

athletes’ experiences of positive growth following deselection; that is, “getting cut” from a competitive sport team based on the decisions of a coach ( Neely, Dunn, McHugh, & Holt, 2016 ). From a clinical perspective, trauma is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as

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Kacey C. Neely, John G.H. Dunn, Tara-Leigh F. McHugh, and Nicholas L. Holt

The overall purpose of this study was to examine coaches’ views on deselecting athletes from competitive female adolescent sport teams. Individual semistructured interviews were conducted with 22 head coaches of Canadian provincial level soccer, basketball, volleyball, and ice hockey teams. Interpretive description methodology (Thorne, 2008) was used. Results revealed deselection was a process that involved four phases: pre-tryout meeting, evaluation and decision-making, communication of deselection, and post deselection reflections. Within the evaluation and decision-making phase coaches made programmed and nonprogrammed decisions under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. When faced with uncertainty coaches relied on intuition.

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Nick Wadsworth, Ben Paszkowec, and Martin Eubank

both his performance and his well-being ( Nesti, 2007 ). The two main challenges discussed during this second session centered around C.T.’s transition into the first-team squad and his experiences of prolonged deselection. However, as the consultancy process continued and C.T. came closer to the end

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Graham G. Williams and Áine MacNamara

skills developed in talent pathways in sport and transferred to nonsporting domains post deselection from a talent pathway ( Williams & MacNamara, 2020 ). While such evidence may shine a positive light on the experience and development of youth athletes in talent pathways, literature has also recognised

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J.D. DeFreese, Samuel R. Walton, Zachary Yukio Kerr, Benjamin L. Brett, Avinash Chandran, Rebekah Mannix, Hope Campbell, Ruben J. Echemendia, Michael A. McCrea, William P. Meehan III, and Kevin M. Guskiewicz

transitions of elite/professional athletes ( Stambulova et al., 2009 ) including how the social-cultural context that surrounds the athlete may better predict athlete transition experiences. This includes the nature of the deselection process itself as well as how the athletes themselves, and/or practitioners

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Misia Gervis, Helen Pickford, and Thomas Hau

, George, & Chmielewski, 2017 ). Re-injury anxiety is any negative thinking or worry about the consequences of the injury such as it ending a sporting career, or deselection. Forced retirement of this nature has been shown to be traumatic in itself ( Fortunato & Marchant, 1999 ). Whereas fear of re

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Jamie Salter, Mark B.A. De Ste Croix, Jonathan D. Hughes, Matthew Weston, and Christopher Towlson

adolescent soccer are noncontact and soft tissue in nature 6 , 7 suggesting that these injuries may be attributable to inadequate training load prescription or growth-related physical and anthropometrical changes. 8 , 9 Significant time loss through injury or illness may have major implications for (de)selection

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Tom Mitchell, Adam Gledhill, Mark Nesti, Dave Richardson, and Martin Littlewood

achievements (e.g., securing a professional contract) and/or failures (e.g., deselection). Stambulova ( 1994 ) described sport career transitions as a series of critical life events that have to be coped with or adjusted to. More recently, a more lifelong approach to career transitions has acknowledged that

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Gabriella McLoughlin, Courtney Weisman Fecske, Yvette Castaneda, Candace Gwin, and Kim Graber

belonging to an elite group of athletes, as well as the enjoyment associated with participation. Barriers cited were related to health complications, deselection, and lack of time and financial support to continue with training. Similar to Hutzler and Bergman ( 2011 ), Wu and Williams ( 2001 ) found that