“Rocked by racism”: a confessional tale from a trainee practitioner following a racism scandal at an elite youth soccer academy

David Price, Chris Wagstaff, Alessandro Quartiroli

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Abstract

In this case study, we present a confessional tale that outlines the unique challenges and experiences of a trainee practitioner working in an elite youth soccer academy, during and following a racism scandal. We first locate our intersectional identities before contextualizing how the racism scandal emerged. Nested within the confessional tale is a series of critical reflections relating to the internal conflict between the trainee practitioner’s values, beliefs, and ethical obligations when working with released players who engaged in the racist behavior, confronting his whiteness, white privileges, and experiences of white guilt, and the lack of a cultural centered framework within the supervisee-supervisor relationship. While the trainee practitioner recognizes the significant work still required to become more culturally humble, we conclude by offering several applied recommendations to support others in developing a more culturally grounded practice framework.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCase Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 8 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Autoethnography
  • cultural humility
  • race
  • white guilt
  • white privilege
  • racism

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