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Lori Gano-Overway, Pete Van Mullem, Melissa Long, Melissa Thompson, Bob Benham, Christine Bolger, Andrew Driska, Anthony Moreno and Dan Schuster

coaches guide others, the term sport coaching may be overgeneralized. The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) defines sport coaching as “ . . . a process of guided improvement and development in a single sport and at identifiable stages of development” which is informed by six primary

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Sergio J. Ibáñez, Javier García-Rubio, Antonio Antúnez and Sebastián Feu

program. Research on sport coaches is one of the emerging trends in the 17 scientific disciplines proposed in the Directory of Sport Science ( Borms, 2008 ). This topic can be approached from different disciplines like Coaching Science, Sport Pedagogy, Sport and Exercise Psychology, or Sociology of Sport

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Joe W. Burden Jr. and Glenn W. Lambie

As social and cultural diversity increases in the United States, coaches frequently interact with athletes from a wide range of backgrounds. Therefore, it would be useful if coaches had established guidelines for best practices to support their socially and ethically responsible work with athletes. However, coaching organizations have not published best practice standards specifically for coaches’ work with socially and culturally diverse athletes. This article proposes Sociocultural Competencies for Sport Coaches (SCSC) to support positive coach-athlete relationships. Specifically, the paper (a) reviews standards for social and cultural competencies used in similar professions, (b) introduces SCSC to the field of coaching education, and (c) presents competencies, standards, and benchmarks to guide the implementation of SCSC with diverse athletes.

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Andy Gillham, Michael Doscher, Jim Krumpos, Michelle Martin Diltz, Nate Moe, Shepard Allen and Reese Bridgeman

coaching staff and the strength and conditioning coaching (SCC) staff. Much in the same way that athletes can detract from a team’s performance due to cohesion-related factors, poor working relationships among sport coach and strength and conditioning coaches can also reduce team performance. Massey and

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David P. Hedlund, Carol A. Fletcher, Simon M. Pack and Sean Dahlin

As issues continue to arise in sport (e.g., concussions, bullying, doping, sexual abuse, analytics), sport coaches must continually undertake a process of education in order to be knowledgeable and well-prepared for situations that arise. During the early years of their coaching careers, sport

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Lori A. Gano-Overway and Kristen Dieffenbach

In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS; U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018 ) reported that there were 276,100 sport coaching positions within the United States of America (USA). The BLS also noted that the typical educational path for these jobs was completion of a

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INTERNATIONAL SPORT COACHING JOURNAL

DIGEST VOLUME 7, ISSUE #3

Why Do Sport Coaches Adopt a Controlling Coaching Style? The Role of an Evaluative Context and Psychological Need Frustration Morbée, S., Vansteenkiste, M., Aelterman, N., & Haerens, L. The Sport Psychologist , 34 (2), 89–98. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2018-0197 This study investigated whether coaches ( N

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Diane M. Culver, Erin Kraft, Cari Din and Isabelle Cayer

contemporary coaching, particularly in light of the knowledge society in which ongoing learning is necessary to survive. As such CoPs have grown in visibility in sport coaching as they provide more context specific knowledge. Culver and Trudel ( 2006 ) described two examples of social learning that were

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INTERNATIONAL SPORT COACHING JOURNAL

DIGEST VOLUME 5, Issue #3

and Performance Success: An Autoethnography of a Canadian Elite Youth Ice Hockey Coach Preston, C., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2018). The Sport Psychologist, 32, 102–113. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2016-0099 Performance success and positive development are goals of youth sport coaching that need not but often do

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INTERNATIONAL SPORT COACHING JOURNAL

DIGEST VOLUME 5, ISSUE #1

Sergio Lara-Bercial, A.J. Rankin-Wright, Jason Tee, Fieke Rongen, Tom Mitchell, Mike Ashford, David Piggott and Kevin Till

the coach. Sport Coaches’ Experiences of Athlete Injury: The Development and Regulation of Guilt Martinelli, L.A., Day, M., & Lowry, R. (2017). Sports Coaching Review, 6 (2), 162–178. doi: 10.1080/21640629.2016.1195550 This study was used to explore coaches’ experiences of guilt in the context of