The developmental activities of elite ice hockey players

Soberlak, P. and Cote, J. (2003) The developmental activities of elite ice hockey players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 15 1: 41-49. doi:10.1080/10413200305401

Author Soberlak, P.
Cote, J.
Title The developmental activities of elite ice hockey players
Journal name Journal of Applied Sport Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1041-3200
Publication date 2003-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10413200305401
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 49
Total pages 9
Editor R. S. Weinberg
Place of publication Abingdon, UK
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject C1
321404 Sport and Exercise Psychology
750203 Organised sports
Abstract 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 framework of deliberate practice (Ericsson, Krampe, & Tesch-Römer, 1993) and the notion of deliberate play (Côté, 1999) served as the theoretical foundations. Interviews were conducted to provide a longitudinal and detailed account of each participant's involvement in various sporting activities. The interviewer asked questions about the conditions and sporting activities for each year of development. The data obtained were validated through independent interviews conducted with three parents of three different athletes. The results were consistent with Côté's (1999) three stages of development in sport: the sampling (age 6-12), specializing (age 13-15), and investment (age 16+) years.
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