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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 Lara-Bercial, John Bales, Julian North, Ladislav Petrovic, and Guillermo Calvo

version based on the feedback received. The statement is intended to cover the period 2021–2030; however, it will be subject to periodical review and, if necessary, amended. Principal Statement In the context of the International Sport Coaching Framework ( ICCE, ASOIF, & LBU, 2013 ) and the work conducted

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Stephen P. Hebard, James E. Bissett, Emily Kroshus, Emily R. Beamon, and Aviry Reich

mental illness. Furthermore, stigma—or perceptions of stigma—related to care seeking may be heightened in the sport setting ( Gulliver et al., 2010 ; Jones, 2016 ; Putukian, 2016 ; Van Raalte et al., 2015 ; Wahto et al., 2016 ). Sport coaches can play an influential—positive or negative—role in

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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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Louis Moustakas and John Bales

Recent years have seen significant efforts to further our understanding of sport coaching policy in Europe and elsewhere. At the country level, the International Sport Coaching Journal has published an extensive series of national system profiles, including Portugal, Finland, and Ireland ( Chambers

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Erik Lundkvist, Henrik Gustafsson, Daniel Madigan, Sören Hjälm, and Anton Kalén

Burnout has been studied in relation to sport coaches for almost 40 years ( Goodger et al., 2007 ; Olusoga et al., 2019 ) and the knowledge base continues to grow yearly. Most often, research focuses on possible antecedents as well as detailed descriptions of individuals’ experiences of stress