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A Developmental Approach to Sport Expertise
This chapter examines the personal and contextual factors of youth sport that affect sport expertise and developmental outcomes. The developmental model of sport participation (DMSP) is used as a comprehensive framework ...
The Influence of Community on Athletic Development: an Integrated Case Study
We conducted a case study of one athletically successful Canadian community (646 residents) during a recent time span. Twenty-two residents were interviewed and transcripts were qualitatively analysed using content analysis. ...
Developmental Profiles of Successful High School Coaches
The purpose of this exploratory study was to compare the developmental profiles of successful high-school sport coaches, and to determine if elements of a coach’s developmental profile were associated with coaching ...
A Comparison of Developmental Activities of Elite Athletes Born in Large and Small Cities
The purpose of this study was to compare organized and non-organized sport activities of 41 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) athletes from different birthplace sizes (n small city=18; n large city=23). A retrospective ...
Training and Psychosocial Patterns During the Early Development of Portuguese National Team Athletes
This study explored the early development of expert athletes compared to a group of athletes that did not achieve an expert level of performance despite being involved in youth events with their national squads. In particular, ...
Expertise Development in Volleyball: the Role of Early Sport Activities and Players’ Age and Height
The purpose of this study was to analyse the developmental pathway of skilled and less skilled volleyball players by focusing on the quantity and type of sporting activities, as well as their age and height in comparison ...