Developing and Supporting Athlete Wellbeing

Developing and Supporting Athlete Wellbeing

People's priorities and identities develop across life domains and change over time as do their constructions of wellbeing. Capturing wellbeing across all domains at any one time would provide snapshots of holistic athlete wellbeing and ...

Author: Natalie Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000442908

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 302

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This pioneering book in elite athlete wellbeing brings together the narratives of athletes and wellbeing practitioners in high-performance sport with cutting-edge theorizing from world-leading academics to explore pertinent mental wellbeing matters that present for elite athletes both during and after their careers. The journey of the elite athlete is considered from entering the high-performance system as a youth performer through to retirement, with contributions illuminating the ways in which mental wellbeing can be impacted – both negatively and positively – through common place experiences. Methods of creating holistic high-performance sports cultures along with common mental wellbeing influencers, such as parents, education, faith, injury and (de)selection are explored, as well as the ramifications of uncommon events on mental wellbeing, such as whistleblowing, legal disputes, psychological disorders and COVID-19. Drawing on this analysis, the book then proffers thought-provoking strategies for how the mental wellbeing of both athletes and staff can be understood, developed and supported, ultimately driving elite sport cultural transformation to put the person first and the athlete second. Each chapter presents the wellbeing experience from the vantage of the athlete or the wellbeing practitioner, followed by an academic unpacking of the situation. This makes the book a must read for students and researchers working in sport coaching, sport psychology, applied sport science or sport management, as well as practitioners interested in facilitating a duty of care for high performing athletes, and working in coaching, sport science support, athlete development programs, NGB policy and administration or welfare services.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Psychosocial Health and Well being in High Level Athletes

Psychosocial Health and Well being in High Level Athletes

Two of the four policies—Athlete Development and Well-Being, and Health & Safety—are particularly relevant for athletes' ... conference supporting athlete development, advocacy for competition schedules that maintain athlete well-being, ...

Author: Nick Galli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351210928

Category: Medical

Page: 172

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The psychological health of competitive athletes is of paramount importance to performance, retention, and well-being in sport, and national governing bodies are increasingly concerned with its promotion. Psychosocial Health and Well-being in High-Level Athletes offers students, researchers, and practicing sport psychologists an accessible and rigorous grounding in the manifestations of psychosocial health in athletes, the threats athletes face to their psychosocial health, and the interventions which can be designed to enhance it. Seeking to guide future research and expand professional understanding of psychosocial issues in sport, the book is based on a model of cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual health. It clearly defines these dimensions in a sporting context before discussing pertinent threats—such as career transitions, injuries and abuse—and interventions, including adversarial growth, life-skill interventions, prevention and organization policy, and mindfulness-based interventions. Providing an innovative and integrated perspective on psychosocial health and well-being in competitive sport, this book is essential reading for upper-level students taking any clincial sport psychology modules, and for sport psychologists, coaches, and administrators working with competitive athletes.
Categories: Medical

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports

measures that can give some indication of behaviour change, athlete-level measures of coaching behaviours ... improve athlete resilience and wellbeing we propose coach education in line with autonomy supportive coaching and based on ...

Author: Rui Resende

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030639129

Category: Psychology

Page: 477

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This book addresses important topics of coaching in order to better understand what sports coaching is and the challenges that arise when assuming this activity. It provides the reader with useful insights to the field of sports coaching, and discusses topics such as coaching education, areas of intervention, and main challenges. With contributions by experts and well-known authors in the field, this volume presents an up-to-date picture of the scholarship in the coaching field. It introduces key aspects on the future of the science of coaching and provides coach educators, researchers, faculty, and students with new perspectives on topics within the field to help improve their coaching effectiveness.
Categories: Psychology

Talent Development in Paralympic Sport

Talent Development in Paralympic Sport

Chapter 11 highlights the role technological advances play in supporting athlete development. de Groot and collaborators demonstrate ... mindfulness, and gratitude which could i) enhance performance, and ii) support athlete wellbeing.

Author: Nima Dehghansai

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000622041

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

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Identifying and developing talented athletes to their fullest potential is a central concern of sports scientists, sports coaches, and sports policymakers. However, there is very little practical and theoretical knowledge for those working in Paralympic sport. The book collates the state of the science of current knowledge and practice in talent identification and development in this context by capturing international perspectives of current systems and processes. Written by a team of leading international experts, Talent Development in Paralympic Sport: Researcher and Practitioner Perspectives explores key factors and issues in contemporary sport, including: • current state of pathways in Paralympic sports across the globe • designing optimal developmental environments • long-term modeling of Paralympic athlete development • understanding the complexity of talent selection in Paralympic sport With an emphasis on practical implications for all those working in sport, the book offers an authoritative evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary systems for identifying and developing talent in Paralympic sport. This is important reading for any student, researcher, practitioner, or coach with an interest in skill acquisition, youth Para sport, elite Paralympic sport, Paralympic sports coaching, Paralympic sports development, sport psychology, skill development, or sports engineering. In addition, there has been interest from universities to offer courses/modules specific to Paralympic sports.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Develop a critical understanding of how a humanistic person‐centred philosophy of practice supports athlete wellbeing by encouraging client‐centredness, holistic athlete development and athlete empowerment. 4.

Author: Stewart Cotterill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118686546

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

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SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGICAL “This book is a joy to read and greatly needed. The overall scholarly quality is very strong, and the chapters are clear, accessible, helpful and interesting - a rare combination. There are few texts that examine sport and exercise from a practitioner’s perspective, and fewer that help students and trainees navigate the complex terrain of practice. The editors should be congratulated on pulling together a book that educates, inspires, provokes, and will be of practical use.” Professor Brett Smith, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies is a contemporary text focusing on current issues in the discipline of sport and exercise psychology. Integrating research and practice in order to develop a coherent understanding of existing knowledge, future research directions and applied implications within the field, the text explores issues pertinent to the applied practitioner/supervisor and draws on expert commentary to investigate potential solutions to many key issues. Each chapter uses a case study approach to allow internationally recognized contributors to highlight and evaluate their experience across a broad range of sport and exercise performance areas. Practitioners are provided with a full range of available interventions to address specific types of psychological issue including performing under pressure, working with teams, injury rehabilitation, working with coaches, mental toughness, career transitions, athlete well- being, physical activity promotion, exercise and body image, lifestyle interventions, exercise dependence, and motor learning and control. Sport and Exercise Psychology is supported by a range of online materials designed to help both study and practice. It presents content that is directly applicable to those seeking to enter the profession, and which can also inform the ongoing development of reflective practitioners.
Categories: Psychology

Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching

Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching

Supporting. wellbeing. Athlete. transitions. through ... While athlete-centred coaching does not specifically focus on the development of wellbeing, positive wellbeing can be the by-product of positive coaching pedagogy (Light, 2017).

Author: Shane Pill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351592109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Underpinned by a philosophy of empowerment, athlete-centred approaches to coaching are defined by a style that promotes learning through ownership, responsibility, initiative and awareness. Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching offers an in-depth theoretical examination of player-focused coaching models, and provides professional guidance for practising coaches. Written by a cast of world-leading scholars and practitioners, and offering a breadth of approaches to, and critiques of, the application of athlete-centred coaching, the book covers topics including: • athlete-centred coaching and holistic development • coaching tactical creativity • athlete-centred coaching in disability sport • team culture and athlete-centred coaching • developing thinking players through Game Sense coaching • supporting athlete wellbeing • athlete-centred coaching and Teaching Games for Understanding • athlete-centred coaching in masters sport. Based on the latest research and offering the most comprehensive enquiry into this central area of coaching theory, Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching is important reading for any students and lecturers of sports coaching or physical education, and practising coaches across any sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Athletic Development

Athletic Development

In their systematic review and meta-analysis of research exploring both current and former elite athletes from a range ... lower level athletes are not immune to developing mental health difficulties and those supporting athletes of any ...

Author: Caroline Heaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000402421

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 274

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Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective is an examination of the psychological factors that help or hinder the development of participants in sport. This includes influences such as families, coach-athlete interactions, and transitional episodes on an individual’s pathway in sport. This edited collection of topical chapters shines a unique psychological perspective on the athlete’s development through sport. It explores a range of contemporary themes that influence athlete’s development including: An introduction to athletic development which orientates a holistic, psychological perspective of the athletic development process. Social influences on athletic development, which explores the impact of varied social influences (e.g., coach, family, peers, school) on sports participation and performance from a psychological perspective. Athlete wellbeing, which explores various aspects influencing mental health and welfare as an athlete progresses through their sports career. The book combines key theory with illustrative case studies, to analyse the complexities of athletic development. It takes a critical perspective highlighting some of the debates and controversies in these areas and uses spotlight boxes in each chapter to focus on questions or topics of particular interest. Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective is a key reader for all students in the fields of sport and exercise psychology, sport coaching, and related sport science subjects.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport Psychology for Young Athletes

Sport Psychology for Young Athletes

belief that he is a 'planter of seeds' and his purpose in life is 'to plant the field (develop young people through youth ... It is, however, imperative that the coach is supportive and prioritises athlete wellbeing while maintaining ...

Author: Camilla J. Knight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134820283

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Understanding and applying psychology within youth sport settings is key to maximising young athletes’ enjoyment, wellbeing, and sporting performance. Written by a team of leading international researcher-practitioners, this book is the first to offer an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of sport psychology for children and young athletes. It provides practical strategies and guidance for those working in or researching youth sport, demonstrating how to integrate sport psychology effectively in a variety of youth sport contexts. With real-life case studies that demonstrate psychological theory put into practice, it discusses a wide spectrum of issues faced by young athletes and recommends the best approaches to addressing them. Key topics covered include: the cognitive, social, and physical development of young athletes optimising fun, motivation, and self-confidence enhancing young athletes’ relationships with coaches, parents, and peers managing stress, injuries, and transitions effectively developing talent and long-term engagement in sport encouraging organisational culture change. The most up-to-date and authoritative guide to sport psychology for young people, this is essential reading for anyone working in youth sport.
Categories: Psychology

Acceptance and Commitment Approaches for Athletes Wellbeing and Performance

Acceptance and Commitment Approaches for Athletes    Wellbeing and Performance

Pursuing WExceLLence can be a protective factor against the risks of developing a narrow and restrictive athletic identity. There are no guarantees in the ... A key part of the Flexible Mind approach is supporting the athlete to ...

Author: Ross G. White

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030649425

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Elite sport can be an unforgiving and harsh environment. This book explores psychological predictors of wellbeing and performance excellence in elite level athletes, and presents an innovative approach for optimizing mental wellbeing and sporting performance. Jointly developed by performance psychologists, clinical psychologists and sport scientists the Flexible Mind approach draws on contemporary psychological theory and research to help athletes build ‘psychological flexibility’ - the ability to experience challenging thoughts and emotions and still be true to one’s values. A range of case studies relating to different sports are used to demonstrate how three core components - Being Present, Being Open and Doing What Matters - can improve athletes’ performance and wellbeing. This book will be a game-changing resource for sports psychologists, mental health practitioners, coaches and support staff who are committed to helping athletes to excel and stay well.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mental Health Challenges in Elite Sport Balancing Risk with Reward

Mental Health Challenges in Elite Sport  Balancing Risk with Reward

Consequently, athletes are not only able to benefit from supportive parents, but are also susceptible to a parent's ... as behaviors detrimental to the athlete's wellbeing and development, such as over-involvement (Wuerth et al., 2004), ...

Author: Tadhg Eoghan MacIntyre

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889453832

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Elite sport typically provides obvious rewards in terms of recognition, finance and acclaim for athletic performance. Increasingly, we are becoming aware of the risks that elite athletes, their entourage, including families, sport-science support team and coaches are exposed to. Twelve original articles, seven commentaries and a corrigendum, are structured in a five chapter format. Chapter 1, comprising the Editorial, is titled “An Overview of Mental Health in Elite Sport: Changing the Play Book” to reflect the advocacy role of this article. Chapter 2 (“Finding the Sweet Spot”) amplifies the voice of key stakeholders across three qualitative studies with three additional commentaries. Quantitative evidence is presented in Chapter 3 which has the sub-title the “State of Play.” Chapter 4, entitled the “Field of Play”, includes three original publications which present contrasting conceptual approaches to guide researchers in hypothesis generation, formulation and implementation science. Finally, in Chapter 5, “Seeing the Ball Early”, prospective perspectives are provided in three publications reinforced by two commentaries. The future thinking ideas includes the use of virtual reality training, a broadening of the concept of mental health literacy, tackling stigma and focusing on the potential positive effect of the natural environment on well-being and recovery. To date the research topic has generated widespread in the field. For example, several articles have generated an Altmetric score above 40 with one publication meriting an Altmetric score of 102. We envisage that the impact of this e-book will not simply be measured in citations, views, downloads nor social media impact, but in the discourse that emerges from this collection of contributions from a combined total of 53 authors from across three continents. It is our hope that this e-book, providing a snapshot of global challenges for elite athletes mental health and well-being, becomes a touchstone for researchers and practitioners in the field.
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