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Conceptualizing the Social Inclusion Potential of Esport to Support Future Sport for Development Agendas: A Capabilities Perspective

Emily Jane Hayday, Holly Collison-Randall, and Richard Loat

Sport is vitally important within the context of development work but does not guarantee the achievement of social outcomes ( Coalter, 2007 , 2010b ). Sport for Development (SfD) is defined as the intentional use of sport to achieve nonsporting goals, such as social inclusion ( Dudfield, 2014

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Erratum. SKIPping With PAX: Evaluating the Effects of a Dual-Component Intervention on Gross Motor Skill and Social–Emotional Development

Journal of Motor Learning and Development

TO OUR READERS: An error appeared in the ahead-of-print version of the following article: Brian, A., Munn, E.E., Abrams T.C., et al. (2024). SKIPping with PAX: Evaluating the effects of a dual-component intervention on gross motor skill and social–emotional development. Journal of Motor Learning

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The Development of the Fastest Isometric Grip Force Changes and Clinical Relevance

Rainer Blank and Joachim Hermsdörfer

Fast force changes with hand-held objects are an important prerequisite for object manipulation in everyday life. This study examines the development of fastest isometric force changes in a precision grip. One hundred sixty-five children (76 girls, 89 boys), 3–14 years, without neurological abnormalities increased and decreased repetitively isometric grip forces as rapidly as possible by their dominant hand using a small cylindrical pinch grip object (20 g). The frequency of repetitive force changes increased in a linear way from the age of 4 years until about 12 years by 0.23 Hz per year (r 2 = .54) without noticeable gender difference. The ratio of the duration of force increase and decrease slightly declined from 1.05 (4-year-olds) to 0.95 (11- to 14-year-olds). The development of force amplitudes and the mean force were more variable. Temporal parameters become less variable with age, whereas force parameters become more variable. In particular, the temporal parameters of fastest isometric force changes are best predictors for developmental changes. Fastest isometric force changes may be an important basic capacity for fast object manipulation, particularly in young children and in children with movement disorders.

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Development of Burnout Perceptions During Adolescence Among High-Level Athletes: A Developmental and Gendered Perspective

Sandrine Isoard-Gautheu, Emma Guillet-Descas, Patrick Gaudreau, and Julien Chanal

This study examined (a) the developmental trajectories of athlete burnout perceptions, (b) the gender differences on these trajectories, and (c) the interactions in the developmental trajectories of the three burnout dimensions. A five-wave longitudinal study was conducted with 895 athletes (47.6% female; M age = 15.67). Results of multilevel growth models revealed that during adolescence, “reduced sense of accomplishment” linearly decreased and was higher for girls than boys. Moreover, “emotional/physical exhaustion” increased then decreased, and seemed to have been attenuated at time points in which athletes also had higher levels of “sport devaluation.” Finally, “sport devaluation” increased over time with higher increases for girls than boys. Results of our study depicted the general and the gendered shape of the trajectory of burnout perceptions during adolescence, and underlined the advantages of considering the multifaceted nature of burnout to enable a deeper examination of the within-person synergies in the development of the three dimensions.

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Toward an Understanding of Optimal Development Environments Within Elite English Soccer Academies

Andrew Mills, Joanne Butt, Ian Maynard, and Chris Harwood

This study examined the factors perceived by successful coaches to underpin optimal development environments within elite English soccer academies. A semistructured interview guide was developed to interview 10 expert coaches about the environments they create for players at a key stage in their development. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and inductively content analyzed. The results identified a wide range of factors resulting in a conceptual framework that explained how these factors interact to underpin an optimal environment. Subcomponents of this framework included organizational core (e.g., advocate a player-driven ideology), adaptability (e.g., embrace novel ideas & approaches), player welfare (e.g., understand players’ world-view), key stakeholder relationships (e.g., build trust with parents), involvement (e.g., encourage players’ ideas/feedback), and achievement oriented (e.g., establish an explicit pathway to senior level). Collectively, the findings highlight the importance of establishing strong, dynamic, organizational cultures at elite youth soccer academies. Ways that academies might be helped to establish such environments are discussed.

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Professional Rugby Coaches’ Perceptions of the Role of the Team Captain

Stewart Cotterill, Richard Cheetham, and Katrien Fransen

made, a clustering of themes emerged. Checks were made with the original transcripts to make sure connections still worked with the primary source materials. This step led to the development of a coherent table of themes. Once the transcripts had been analyzed by this interpretative process, a final

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Utilizing Sport Education During Off-Season High School Golf Team Preparation: A Case Study

Todd Layne, Kelly Simonton, Peter Hastie, and Jamie Brunsdon

supported the model for development in each of these learning categories ( Araújo et al., 2014 ; Bessa et al., 2019 ; Hastie et al., 2011 ; Wallhead & O’Sullivan, 2005 ). Despite these positive findings, all of the above-mentioned reviews posited questions regarding the model that still need to be

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Mediolateral Postural Control Mechanisms and Proprioception Improve With Kicking Sports Training During Adolescence

Mariève Blanchet and François Prince

of destabilizing force ( 9 , 11 , 35 , 57 , 58 , 65 ). These motor skills therefore require high sensorimotor coordination for dynamic postural control, especially in the mediolateral (ML) axis associated with body weight transfers. Sensorimotor development is influenced by experience in refining the

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The Past Is Prologue: A Developmental Kinesiologist’s Journey Up a Mountain

Jane E. Clark

influenced my journey as a “kinesiologist,” and thought that there was no better way to honor them than to tell my story as a kinesiologist and its intersection with the field’s development. So, perhaps my story might have something to say about kinesiology’s past and about where we are headed in the future

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Of Grit and Grace: Negotiating Puberty, Surviving, and Succeeding in Professional Ballet

Siobhan B. Mitchell, Anne M. Haase, and Sean P. Cumming

would suggest that the earlier specialization necessitated by early selection is associated with more negative psychological outcomes such as burnout and reduced enjoyment ( Crane & Temple, 2015 ). Pubertal timing influences both physical (e.g., body shape and size) and psychological development (e