With many retired athletes hired as coaches, John O'Sullivan calls for a deeper look into the qualifications of a coach, and shares how our culture is rapidly changing coach education. Professionalization in sport is progressing in an upward trend, and youth sport as we know it is about to change. Will the parents and athletes adapt? John’s insights will be valuable to coaches, athletes and parents.
To learn about early sport specialization in basketball as John O'Sullivan mentioned, read the work cited below!
Post, E. G., Rosenthal, M. D., Root, H. J., & Rauh, M. J. (2021). Sport Specialization Behaviors Are Associated With History of Reported Injury in Youth Basketball. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
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To learn more about Manchester United’s culture, access the two works cited below!
Torchia, D. (2020). Creating and managing community in a community football club. Managing Sport and Leisure, 25(1-2), 79-98.
Ginesta, X., de San Eugenio, J., & Soldevila, A. (2020). Entertainment multinationals, public diplomacy and identity change in Spanish football: Analysing liquid modernity. In Sport, Globalisation and Identity (pp. 181-192). Routledge.
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Want to read more of John O'Sullivan’s thoughts on professionalization in youth sport? Access the work below!
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Curious about the UK’s mentors for coaches system? Read the work cited below!
Sawiuk, R., Taylor, W. G., & Groom, R. (2018). Exploring formalized elite coach mentoring programmes in the UK:‘We’ve had to play the game’. Sport, Education and Society, 23(6), 619-631.
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Want to learn more about ex-athlete’s coaching styles? Read the three works cited below!
Turner, D. (2008). The usual suspects: Critical consideration of the fast tracking of ex-elite athletes into high profile coaching roles. Coaching Edge.
Adewunmi, C. M., & Mayaki, J. I. Socio-Demographic Factors as Correlates in Choice of Coaching Profession among Retired Athletes.
Kim, Y. J., & Dawson, M. C. (2021). Sports reforms, interaction (dis) order and stigma: coaching identities in context. Sport, Education and Society, 1-14.
Want more on youth sport specialization, access the work cited below!
Kliethermes, S. A., Marshall, S. W., LaBella, C. R., Watson, A. M., Brenner, J. S., Nagle, K. B., ... & Beutler, A. I. (2021). Defining a research agenda for youth sport specialisation in the USA: the AMSSM Youth Early Sport Specialization Summit. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(3), 135-143.
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Coakley, J. Sport Specialization: Does It Create Excellence or ‘One-Trick Ponies’?.
To learn more about sport coaching education, access the two works cited below!
Stylianidis, P., Zilidou, V., Ziagkas, E., & Douka, S. (2020). Evaluating a Coaching MOOC Course to Support Dual Career of Athletes. In Internet of Things, Infrastructures and Mobile Applications: Proceedings of the 13th IMCL Conference (Vol. 1192, p. 401). Springer Nature.
Driska, A. P. (2020). Quality Sport Coaching in Action: The Application of the National Standards for Sport Coaches in Youth Sport. Strategies, 33(6), 14-20.
For more on professionalization in sport, access the work cited below!
Raabe, J., Lauer, E. E., & Bejar, M. P. (2021). Mental Toughness in Youth Sport Coaches: A Phenomenological Exploration. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, (just-accepted), 1-37.
To learn about the education process for physicians, access the work below!
Khan, A., & Vinson, A. E. (2020). Physician well-being in practice. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 131(5), 1359-1369.
Want to know more about mentors for coaches? Access the work cited below!
Stock, M. J., & Duncan, H. E. (2010). Mentoring as a Professional Development Strategy for Instructional Coaches: Who Mentors the Mentors?. Planning and Changing, 41, 57-69.
To explore the benefits of filming sport practices, read the work cited below!
Larssen, B. C., Ho, D. K., Kraeutner, S. N., & Hodges, N. J. (2021). Combining Observation and Physical Practice: Benefits of an Interleaved Schedule for Visuomotor Adaptation and Motor Memory Consolidation. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 15, 17.