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Fernando Santos, Leisha Strachan, Daniel Gould, Paulo Pereira, and Cláudia Machado

Researchers have attempted to understand the underlying mechanisms of athlete leadership in high-performance-sport settings ( Fransen, Decroos, Broek, & Boen, 2016 ; Fransen et al., 2017 ). In fact, high-performance sport has been considered a context conducive to several positive outcomes such as

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Michelle Seanor, Robert J. Schinke, Natalia B. Stambulova, Kristoffer Henriksen, Dave Ross, and Cole Giffin

According to Collins and MacNamara ( 2017 ), “optimizing the pathway to produce the best possible senior athletes is, arguably, the lifeblood of sports and teams” (p 1). Accordingly, researchers have attempted to delineate the path to high-performance athletic success. Bloom ( 1985 ) identified

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Pierre Trudel, Kyle Paquette, and Dan Lewis

Sport coaching researchers have defined coaching as a complex, dynamic, and social–political endeavor ( Bjørndal & Ronglan, 2019 ; Potrac & Jones, 2009 ), especially at the high-performance (HP) level where win–lost records are the primary performance indicator ( Cushion & Jones, 2014

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Holly Thorpe, Julie Brice, and Anna Rolleston

Māori experiences of health or high performance sport, nor was it conducted “by Māori, for Māori.” Growing up, living, and then working within the academy, in Aotearoa for most of her life, the first author was very aware that such work should not be done by a Pākehā (European) person, but rather should

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Fabrice Burlot, Mathilde Desenfant, and Helene Joncheray

life of high level athletes: The challenge of high performance against the time constraint . International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 53 ( 2 ), 234 – 249 . doi:10.1177/1012690216647196 10.1177/1012690216647196 Conzelmann , A. , & Nagel , S. , ( 2003 ). Professional careers of the German

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Laura Poos and Fraser Carson

Despite increases in the number of women coaching sport globally, male coaches still dominate high-performance (HP) sport ( Banwell, Kerr, & Stirling, 2019 ). The International Olympic Committee ( 2018 ) identified that only 11% of coaches at the Olympic Games were women. Initiatives have commenced

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Tammy Sheehy, Sam Zizzi, Kristen Dieffenbach, and Lee-Ann Sharp

competencies needed for high-quality practice in coaching are interpersonal (e.g., coach–athlete communication) and intrapersonal (e.g., reflective practice) skills that are often underemphasized in current coach education programs ( Maclean & Lorimer, 2016 ). High-performance coaches manage a number of roles

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Fraser Carson, Julia Walsh, Luana C. Main, and Peter Kremer

High performance coaches work in an ill-defined, dynamic environment where they constantly evaluate, problem solve, and create change ( Thelwell, Weston, Greenlees, & Hutchings, 2008 ). It is a unique workplace where challenge, stress and unpredictability are unavoidable ( Mallett & Côté, 2006

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Blake Bennett

, insights on the use of ICT to facilitate high-performance coach–athlete interactions in the martial art of kendō (Japanese fencing) are shared. Underpinned by a self-study methodology ( Samaras, 2010 ) to provide structure for the reflective findings, this study presents a detailed description of the

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Wendy O’Brien, Caroline Riot, and Clare Minahan

International training camps are a widely accepted practice among many high-performance sport nations where athletes, coaches, and support staff travel abroad to destinations that exhibit the same or similar features of a competition environment for purposes of acclimatization and familiarization