judo program did not affect BI of novice practitioners, probably due to the limited length of the intervention and a large interindividual variability, which might also have affected the statistical significance. In particular, both groups tended to underestimate their BMI and to show BD and BDI values
Simone Ciaccioni, Laura Capranica, Roberta Forte, Helmi Chaabene, Caterina Pesce, and Giancarlo Condello
Jana L. Fogaca, Jack C. Watson II, and Sam J. Zizzi
’ development. Holt and Strean (2001) described how reflective practice helped a novice practitioner become more athlete-centered and self-aware, thus improving service-delivery. Tonn and Harmison ( 2004 ) reported these same benefits of reflective practice, and found that after the trainee’s first practicum
Jamie Taber and Kat Longshore
The current case reports a multimodal group intervention implemented at a mixed martial arts (MMA) school. Participants in the workshop included athletes of a range of belt ranks and experience levels, demonstrating an interest in mental-skills training from not only competitive but also recreational athletes. Goal setting, arousal regulation, self-talk, and imagery were covered, with a short informative lecture and an activity for each skill. Feedback was generally positive, with participants indicating that they had learned a lot and suggesting more workshops in the future, as well as more sport-specific examples. For the student-trainee, being new to leading workshops and being a member of the population were important; for the supervisor, taking on that role and working in an unfamiliar sport were novel experiences. Efficacy research should be conducted with this kind of intervention for recreational MMA athletes, but feedback demonstrated an interest in mental skills for this population.
Pete Lindsay, Jeff D. Breckon, Owen Thomas, and Ian W. Maynard
The chosen methods of applied sport psychology practitioners should be underpinned by their personal core beliefs and values (Poczwardowski, Sherman, & Ravizza, 2004). However, many novice practitioners unquestioningly adopt the dominant method of the field (Fishman, 1999), and thus might find themselves incongruent in terms of their professional philosophy (Tudor & Worrall, 2004). This article aims to highlight questions that practitioners might reflect on to achieve greater congruence in terms of their philosophy of practice. Autoethnographic accounts of consultancies by a recently qualified practitioner are used to explore one practitioner’s journey toward congruence in professional philosophy. Insights arising from these consultancies for the practitioner are provided, and the wider implications for the training and certification and accreditation of practitioners are considered.
Janaina Lima Fogaca, Sam J. Zizzi, and Mark B. Andersen
There is limited evidence for what characteristics of supervision delivery facilitate novice supervisees’ development. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between supervision-delivery approaches and the perceptions of service-delivery competence development in novice practitioners. The authors interviewed 9 supervisor–supervisee dyads before and after the academic term in which the supervisees had their first applied experiences. Supervisees also completed reflective journal entries regarding their supervisory experiences and development. Data analysis included constant comparative analysis and triangulation of qualitative results with a practitioner-skills inventory. Different approaches to supervision delivery seemed to contribute similarly to novice supervisees’ development. Supervisees developed in more areas when the dyads had consistent meetings, close supervisory relationships, feedback, and frequent opportunities for self-reflection and when supervisors adapted the delivery to the supervisees’ developmental levels. In addition, factors in supervisees’ background, practice, and supervision that contributed to perceptions of service-delivery competence are discussed.
Zoe A. Black and Paul McCarthy
In this case study, we report the experiences and reflections of a female trainee sport and exercise psychologist who navigated the dismissal of a management team and COVID-19 in a professional football club. The trainee delivered an educational intervention to a group of 10 players transitioning from a youth academy to the first team at a professional football club. This formed part of a larger organizational intervention to integrate sport psychology into the club. During the delivery, her mode of working changed from face to face to online support (because of the COVID-19 pandemic), and the management team, except the first author, were dismissed from their duties after lockdown. We discuss the challenges of integrating and working within an organization, experiencing the dismissal of the management team, the effect of the practitioner’s gender as a female working in a male-dominated sport, and the unrelenting football culture and how we, as practitioners, may choose to navigate it. We supplement personal reflections and notes from client work with learning logs and supervision as part of coursework components of a doctorate in sport and exercise psychology. This case study contributes to the literature by presenting and reflecting on challenges that novice practitioners might face working within a professional football organization.
Marissa C. Gradoz, Lauren E. Bauer, Terry L. Grindstaff, and Jennifer J. Bagwell
rotation ROM measurements. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study was to compare intrarater and interrater reliabilities between hip IR and ER ROM in supine and seated positions measured by experienced and novice practitioners. The secondary purpose of this study was to establish minimal detectable
Maria de Cássia Macedo, Matheus Almeida Souza, Geyson de Lima Batista, Michelle Almeida Barbosa, and Alexandre Carvalho Barbosa
’s level of physical activity was not assessed. The reliability is only applicable to individuals with some exposure to the NHE. Thus, the results may vary in different age ranges, as well as in NHE novice practitioners. Conclusions The findings suggest that the adapted system using the WBB is a reliable
DeAnne Davis Brooks and Rob Knox
introduction for novice practitioners. [Video] . YouTube . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlNFTuN40iY Bernhard , L. ( 2014 ). Nowhere for me to go: Black female student-athlete experiences on a predominantly white campus . Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 8 ( 2 ), 67 – 76
Maressa da Rocha, Maria de C. Macedo, Geyson de L. Batista, Viviane Moura, Kariny R. Ferreira, Michelle A. Barbosa, and Alexandre C. Barbosa
some exposure to the Nordic curl. Thus, the results may vary in different ranges of age, as well as in novice practitioners. The current study did not associate any of the measurements to injury cases and the kinematic models may not be able to predict the likelihood of hamstring strain or other