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Innovate Sports Officiating With Design Thinking

David Pierce, Geoffre Sherman, Kyle Mechelin, and Bryan Kryder

design thinking, which is explained at the end of the case, to improve the recruitment and retention of sports officials. The design thinking process begins with identifying problem spaces through empathy research including interviews with sports officials and observation of officials at sporting events

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Sports Fans and Magical Thinking: How Supernatural Thinking Connects Fans to Teams

Laramie D. Taylor and Irena Acic

understanding personality or cognitive antecedents; the present study examines a likely candidate, namely a tendency toward magical thinking. The use of magical and supernatural language and imagery in sports discourse raises the possibility of a relationship between a tendency to engage in magical thinking and

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Innovate With Design Thinking in the Sport Management Capstone Course

David Pierce, Melissa Davies, and Bryan Kryder

competencies: critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communications, teamwork/collaboration, digital technology, leadership, professionalism/work ethic, career management, and global/intercultural fluency ( National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2017 ). Employers want to hire students who can

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“No Idea is a Bad Idea”: Exploring the Nature of Design Thinking Alignment in an Australian Sport Organization

Greg Joachim, Nico Schulenkorf, Katie Schlenker, Stephen Frawley, and Adam Cohen

that can innovate, we propose the use of design thinking within sport organizations. Design thinking is a human-centered means of pursuing innovation, which enables nondesign practitioners—such as sport managers—to access the thoughts and practices of expert designers (i.e., design researchers and

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Systems Thinking and Team Performance Analysis

Sadjad Soltanzadeh and Mitchell Mooney

Systems thinking has been developed and used in many fields such as management, economics, and engineering in the past few decades. Although implicit elements of systems thinking may be found in some coaching biographies and autobiographies, a critical and explicit work on systems thinking that examines its principles and its relevance to sport sciences and coaching is yet to be developed. The aim of this Insight paper is to explore systems thinking and its potential for modelling and analysing team performance by (a) explaining how systems thinking is used in other fields, (b) highlighting the importance of conceptual analysis and critical thinking next to data collecting practices, and (c) contrasting systems thinking with the common approaches to modelling and analysing team performance.

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When Hockey Won’t Sell in Minnesota: Using Design Thinking to Innovate the Ticket Service

Clinton Warren

’s hockey games as a primary challenge it would like to address. One member of the advisory board, Leanne, has taken the lead on working with your team at MSI. She is a proponent of using design thinking to build customer-centric services, as she has worked for a major technology firm that used this process

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Usual and Pressure-Affected Thinking in Skilled Golfers: A Survey of Preparation and Execution Thought Processes

Leo J. Roberts, Mervyn S. Jackson, and Ian H. Grundy

influence); hence the struggle to perform is internal. Golf is also self-paced in that the performer initiates the action ( Singer, 1988 ). Self-paced activities may be especially prone to disruptive thought, with abundant thinking time opening the door to ironic, unhelpful thought processes ( Jackson, 2003

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The Need for Critical Thinking in Rehabilitation

George J. Davies

There is an increasing emphasis on the use of closed kinetic chain exercises in the testing and rehabilitation of many patients with various pathologies. Because of this increased emphasis, there is a need for critical thinking in rehabilitation. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the application of critical thinking in the following areas: examination, specific rehabilitation protocols, the need for outcome research, and the rationale and need for the integration of open and closed kinetic chain exercises and their application to testing and rehabilitation.

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Developing a Theory-Driven Intervention to Challenge Coach Thinking: A Case Study

Erica Pasquini and Melissa Thompson

and the existing literature to shape our approach to coach development. In this particular case, we explored a theory-driven approach to addressing the coach-expectancy cycle (CEC) to challenge coach thinking in a competitive youth-soccer program. The CEC The CEC is a well-researched model of coach

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Strategic Understandings: An Investigation of Professional Academy Youth Soccer Coaches’ Interpretation, Knowledge, and Application of Game Strategies

Amy Price, Dave Collins, John Stoszkowski, and Shane Pill

.e., knowing about the pros and cons of different ways in which to handle a given situation) and procedural knowledge (i.e., knowing how to best execute what to do in a given situation). We argue that the more flexible a performer, the more he/she will demonstrate in-game instances of strategic thinking, where