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There is much anecdotal evidence highlighting the important role that coaches play in the development and performance levels of athletes and teams. This publication is the result of a 2004 workshop which aimed to provide a critical evaluation of current theory and research in the psychology of coaching and outline how this can be applied to maximise the effectiveness of coaches. It comprises chapters written by each of the four presenters.
Marc V. Jones
Psychology and young athletes: The widening role of the coach
On enhancing and repairing the coach-athlete relationship
Fostering self-esteem in young athletes
Martin S. Hagger
Towards an applied model of role perceptions and group dynamics in sport: From theory and research to practice
Mark R. Beauchamp