• The Benefits of Sampling Sports During Childhood 

      Côté, Jean; Horton, Sean; Macdonald, Dany J.; Wilkes, Scott (2016-06-02)
      Sampling may promote prolonged engagement in sport by limiting physical injuries (Fraser-Thomas et al., 2005). Overtraining injuries are a concern for young athletes who specialize in one sport and engage in high volumes ...
    • Children’s Perceptions of Cohesion 

      Martin, Luc J.; Carron, Albert V.; Eys, Mark A.; Lougheed, Todd M. (2016-05-27)
      The general purpose of the two studies reported here was to examine perceptions of team cohesiveness in children aged 9 to 12 years. In Study 1, focus groups were used to examine individual perceptions of cohesion from the ...
    • The Developmental Activities of Elite Ice Hockey Players 

      Soberlak, Peter; Côté, Jean (2016-05-19)
      The purpose of this study was to analyze the development of four 20 year-old elite hockey players through an in-depth examination of their sporting activities. The theoretical frameworkof deliberate practice (Ericsson, ...
    • Transfer of Pattern Recall Skills May Contribute to the Development of Sport Expertise 

      Abernethy, Bruce; Baker, Joseph; Côté, Jean (2016-05-17)
      Superior recall of domain-specific patterns is well established as a defining attribute of expert performers. Recent studies on the developmental histories of expert team ball sport players (e.g. Baker, Côté, & Abernethy, ...