Sport experiences, milestones, and educational activities associated with high-performance coaches' development

Erickson, Karl, Cote, Jean and Fraser-Thomas, Jessica (2007) Sport experiences, milestones, and educational activities associated with high-performance coaches' development. The Sport Psychologist, 21 3: 302-316.

Author Erickson, Karl
Cote, Jean
Fraser-Thomas, Jessica
Title Sport experiences, milestones, and educational activities associated with high-performance coaches' development
Journal name The Sport Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0888-4781
1543-2793
Publication date 2007-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 302
End page 316
Total pages 15
Place of publication Champaign, IL, United States
Publisher Human Kinetics
Language eng
Subject 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Abstract What experiences are needed to become a high-performance coach? The present study addressed this question through structured retrospective quantitative interviews with 10 team-and 9 individual-sport coaches at the Canadian interuniversity-sport level. Minimum amounts of certain experiences were deemed necessary but not sufficient to become a high-performance coach (e.g., playing the sport they now coach and interaction with a mentor coach for all coaches, leadership opportunities as athletes for team-sport coaches only). Although coaches reported varying amounts of these necessary experiences, general stages of high-performance coach development were traced. Findings serve to identify and support potential high-performance coaches and increase the effectiveness of formal coaching-education programs.
Keyword Deliberate practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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