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Positive Youth Development: A Measurement Framework for Sport
The 4Cs of positive youth development (PYD; competence, confidence, connection, and character) have been advocated as desirable athlete outcomes of sport participation, and in effect, a useful proxy measure of coaching ...
The Development of Coaching Knowledge
Coaches are known to fulfill many different roles including leader, psychologist, friend, teacher, personnel manager, administrator, fundraiser and role model. The papers presented in this special issue emphasize these ...
Athlete Development and Coaching
Season-Long Examination of the Intervention Tone of Coach-Athlete Interactions and Athlete Development in Youth Sport
Objectives: Coaches are a primary influence on athletes' development in youth sport (Horn, 2008). However, the intervention tone of coaches' behaviour has not been directly observed. The purpose of this study was to examine ...
A Proposed Theoretical Model to Explain Relative Age Effects in Sport
Exemplary scientific methods describe concepts and provide theories for further testing. For the field of relative age effects (RAEs) in sport, the scientific method appears to be limited to description. The purpose of ...
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, ...
Childhood Physical Activity Involvement in Active and Inactive Female Adults
Current trends show progressive declines in levels of physical activity from childhood through adolescence and adulthood, most notably for females. The current study examined organized activity involvement in active ...
ISSP Position Stand: To Sample or to Specialize? Seven Postulates About Youth Sport Activities that Lead to Continued Participation and Elite Performance
A comprehensive approach to sport expertise should consider the entire situation that is comprised of the person, the task, the environment, and the complex interplay of these components (Hackfort, 1986). Accordingly, ...
On the utility of deliberate practice: Predicting performance in ultra-endurance triathletes from training indices
The theory of deliberate practice (Ericsson, Krampe, & Tesch-Romer 1993) and the principle of specificity maintain that specific forms of training (i.e., deliberate practice) are the most beneficial to performance improvements. ...