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A commentary and reflection on sport psychology in the discipline of sports coaching

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In this epilogue to the special issue of Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on the psychology of sports coaching, we provide a brief commentary on the field of sports coaching and some reflections on three key themes emerging from the research presented within the issue. In drawing our reflections together, we offer recommendations for the future directions of both research and practice in the area, namely: (a) coach effectiveness; (b) relationships within coaching; and (c) wider coach psychology research considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Sport Psychology
Issue number1
Early online date19 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020


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