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dc.contributor.author Emily Jane en_US
dc.contributor.author James en_US
dc.contributor.author David en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-15T16:25:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-15T16:25:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-01 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2010.05.004 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Oliver , E J , Hardy , J & Markland , D 2010 , ' Identifying important practice behaviors for the development of high-level youth athletes: Exploring the perspectives of elite coaches ' Psychology of Sport and Exercise , vol 11 , pp. 433-443 . , 10.1016/j.psychsport.2010.05.004 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 153034 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5884 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5884
dc.description.abstract Objective Given a lack of consensus within the literature regarding which specific training behaviors are important for athlete development, and whether these behaviors are relevant across a range of sports, the main purpose of the present study was to explore training behaviors perceived to be important by coaches from team sports. Method Focus groups were conducted with thirty high-level coaches to determine their perceptions of effective athlete behaviors within the practice (training) environment. Sessions were transcribed verbatim, then analysed using inductive content analysis. Results 34 first level clusters of raw themes were identified, which were then grouped into eight general dimensions labelled; (a) professionalism, (b) motivation, (c) coping, (d) committed, (e) effort, (f) seeking information to improve, (g) concentration, and (h) negative behaviors. Conclusions A detailed range of important practice behaviors and attributes emerged, providing a framework for identifying productive versus ineffective approaches to training among athletes. It is suggested that the framework developed could be used to design interventions aimed at enhancing the progression of youth team sport athletes, as well as a way of monitoring the efficacy of interventions targeted at increasing positive training behaviors. en_US
dc.format.extent 11 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Psychology of Sport and Exercise en_US
dc.subject Coaching en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Focus group en_US
dc.title Identifying important practice behaviors for the development of high-level youth athletes: Exploring the perspectives of elite coaches en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of Sport & Exercise Science en_US


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