Sport Psychology for Young Athletes

Sport Psychology for Young Athletes

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ISBN-13: 9781138682399
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/18/2017
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Camilla J. Knight is Associate Professor of Sport Science at Swansea University, UK. Her research interests are concerned with understanding and enhancing the psychosocial experiences of children in sport, with a particular focus upon the influence of parents. Camilla is co-author of Parenting in Youth Sport: From Research to Practice (Routledge, 2014), as well as 10 book chapters on topics such as youth sport participation, sport psychology, parent–coach relations, and parenting. She has published over 25 articles on similar topics and her work has been presented at more than 60 national and international conferences. Camilla’s work has been funded by various organisations including the International Olympic Association, the International Tennis Federation, the Lawn Tennis Association, Sport Wales, and the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. She is currently the Youth Sport lead on the Welsh Institute of Performance Science and the lead of the Welsh Research and Evaluation Advisory Group of the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. Camilla is also a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist and has consulted with a number of national and international sports organisations regarding parental involvement in sport. Camilla has had the pleasure of working with numerous young athletes, parents, and coaches to help enhance their experiences and performance within youth sport.

Chris G. Harwood is Professor of Sport Psychology at Loughborough University, UK. His research interests lie in the study of psychosocial factors pertaining to athlete development and performance. His work reflects a specific focus on the roles and responsibilities of coaches, parents, and the wider social environment with respect to the performance, health, and wellbeing of young people. He has served as Vice-President of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC), and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology before returning to the Editorial board. He currently acts as Section Editor in Sport Performance for the International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology and an editorial board member for The Sport Psychologist, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, and the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. Beyond his academic work, Chris is an HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and holds dual accreditations with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and British Psychological Society (BPS). He is currently serving a second term as Chair of the Psychology Division for BASES. Chris has held the position of Lead Psychologist within both professional football and in British tennis for the Lawn Tennis Association, with strategic responsibilities for the youth psychological support programmes and development programmes of elite players. He continues to consult with coaches, athletes, and parents, as well as compete as a veteran tennis player for Leicestershire men’s team.

Daniel Gould is Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, USA. Dan’s current research focuses on how coaches teach life skills to young athletes, the psychology of coaching, and developing youth leaders through the sport captaincy experience. Dan has over 200 scholarly publications and over 50 applied sport psychology research dissemination-service publications. Dan has co-authored two books, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (with Bob Weinberg) and Understanding Psychological Preparation for Sport: Theory and Practice of Elite Performers (with Lew Hardy and Graham Jones) and he served as one of the founding coeditors of The Sport Psychologist. Dan has been invited to speak on sport psychology topics in over 30 countries and has delivered over 200 regional, national, and international scholarly presentations. In addition to his research interests Dan has dedicated much of his career to applied sport psychology efforts as a mental skills training consultant, coach educator, and author. Dan is a certified consultant and active fellow in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He was also honored to serve as President of AASP.

Table of Contents

List of figures xi

List of tables xii

List of boxes xiii

List of editors xiv

List of contributors xvi

1 An introduction to sport psychology for young athletes Camilla J. Knight Chris G. Harwood Daniel Gould 1

Section I Setting the scene 7

2 The role of sport psychology for young athletes Larry Lauer Rebecca A. Zakrajsek E. Earlynn Lauer 9

3 Delivering sport psychology across youth sport contexts Rich Neil Brendan Cropley 21

4 Developmental considerations for working with young athletes Lindsay E. Kipp 32

5 Understanding and assessing young athletes' psychological needs Mark J. G. Holland Sam J. Cooley Jennifer Cumming 43

Section II Key considerations during childhood 55

6 Initiating involvement and building foundations for the future: sampling, physical literacy, and intrinsic motivation Richard J. Keegan Camilla J. Knight 57

7 Integrating fun in young athletes' sport experiences Amanda J. Visek Heather Mannix Devon Mann Ciera Jones 68

8 Towards more empowering and less disempowering environments in youth sport: theory to evidence-based practice Joan L. Duda Paul R. Appleton Juliette Stebbings Isabel Balaguer 81

9 Developing self-confidence in young athletes Robin S. Vealey Melissa A. Chase Robin Cooley 94

10 Optimising family involvement in youth sport Travis E. Dorsch 106

11 Psychological characteristics of developing excellence: an educationally sound approach to talent development Áine MacNamara Dave Collins 116

12 'Better people make better athletes': promoting a positive youth development approach with young athletes Scott Pierce 129

Section III Key considerations during adolescence 139

13 Sport psychologists assisting young talented athletes faced with career transitions Paul Wylleman 141

14 Self-identity and young athletes Britton W. Brewer Albert J. Petitpas Judy L. Van Raalte 153

15 Stress, emotions, and coping in youth sport Peter R. E. Crocker Katherine A. Tamminen Erica V. Bennett 164

16 Managing injuries among young athletes Urban Johnson Andreas Ivarsson 174

17 Preventing doping in youth sport Susan H. Backhouse Kelsey Erickson Lisa Whitaker 185

18 Fostering adaptive peer relationships in youth sport Alan L. Smith Anthony G. Delli Paoli 196

19 Facilitating coach involvement with adolescent athletes Denise M. Hill Richard C. Thelwell 206

20 Organisational culture and influence on developing athletes Kristoffer Henriksen Louise K. Storm Carsten H. Larsen 216

Section IV Working with young athletes 229

21 Key considerations for applied services with young athletes Brandonn S. Harris Lindsey C. Blom Amanda J. Visek 231

22 The role of sport psychology consultants in protecting young athletes from harm: shifting from safeguarding to an ethic of care Gretchen Kerr Ashley Stirling Ellen MacPherson 243

23 Using cognitive behavioural therapy to work with and understand, individual athletes Paul J. McCarthy 255

24 Rational emotive behaviour therapy to help young athletes build resilience and deal with adversity Andrew G. Wood Jamie B. Barker Martin J. Turner 265

25 Delivering sport psychology programmes: effective group presentations Daniel Gould Lauren Szczygiel 277

26 Excellence together: integrated sport psychology for coaches and young athletes Chris G. Harwood Karl Steptoe 288

27 Understanding and working with parents of young athletes Camilla J. Knight Rachael A. Newport 303

Index 315

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