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The Developmental Activities of Elite Ice Hockey Players
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, ...
Understanding Adolescents’ Positive and Negative Developmental Experiences in Sport
The purpose of this study was to gain understanding of adolescents’ positive and negative developmental experiences in sport. Twenty-two purposefully sampled adolescent competitive swimmers participated in a semistructured ...
Cohesion in Sport: New Directions for Practitioners
The general objectives of the present article are to provide an overview of the group dynamics phenomenon known as “cohesion” and convey useful information to practitioners with regard to its conceptualization, measurement, ...
Physical Activity Pedagogy for Junior Sport
Embracing Athletic Identity in the Face of Threat.
When reminded of the impending end to their athletic career, it may benefit athletes to prioritize other identities and goals that will be more important in the future. However, by applying a general process model of ...
Transfer of Pattern Recall Skills May Contribute to the Development of Sport Expertise
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, ...
The Impact of Informal Coach Training on the Personal Development of Youth Sport Athletes
The role of adults has been outlined as a critical aspect of positive development of young athletes. Youth-sport coaches interact constantly with athletes and hence have the potential to impact significantly on the experiences ...
Involving Immigrants in Youth Sport Coaching: Part 1. A Literature Review and Quantitative Profile
Little, if any, previous research has investigated the involvement of immigrants in sport coaching. This is the first of a series of two articles that focus on this issue. In this article, following a general literature ...
Engaging Immigrants in Youth Sport Coaching: Part 2. A Qualitative Analysis of the Barriers, Facilitators and Motivators for Involvement
Although research in the area of immigrants and their physical activity patterns has been steadily growing, there is still much to learn. The purpose of this study was to identify the barriers, facilitators and motivators ...