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dc.contributor.author Oliver, Emily Jane
dc.contributor.author Hardy, James
dc.contributor.author Markland, David
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-15T16:25:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-15T16:25:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-01
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
dc.identifier.other PURE: 153034
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5884
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5884
dc.description Oliver, E.J., Hardy, J., Marldand, 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, 11(6), 433-443. en
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
dc.format.extent 11 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Psychology of Sport and Exercise en
dc.subject Coaching en
dc.subject Training en
dc.subject Focus group en
dc.title Identifying important practice behaviors for the development of high-level youth athletes: Exploring the perspectives of elite coaches en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2010.05.004
dc.contributor.institution Department of Sport & Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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