1st Edition

Athletic Development
A Psychological Perspective




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ISBN 9780367721022
July 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 56 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective is an examination of the psychological factors that help or hinder the development of participants in sport. This includes influences such as families, coach-athlete interactions, and transitional episodes on an individual’s pathway in sport.

This edited collection of topical chapters shines a unique psychological perspective on the athlete’s development through sport. It explores a range of contemporary themes that influence athlete’s development including;

  • An introduction to athletic development which orientates a holistic, psychological perspective of the athletic development process.
  • Social influences on athletic development, which explores the impact of varied social influences (e.g., coach, family, peers, school) on sports participation and performance from a psychological perspective.
  • Athlete wellbeing, which explores various aspects influencing mental health and welfare as an athlete progresses through their sports career.

The book combines key theory with illustrative case studies, to analyse the complexities of athletic development. It takes a critical perspective highlighting some of the debates and controversies in these areas and uses spotlight sections in each chapter to focus on questions or topics of particular interest. Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective is a key reader for all students in the fields of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport Coaching, and related sport science subjects.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Ben Oakley, Caroline Heaney, and Nichola Kentzer

Section I: Athletic Development: A Holistic View of the Journey

Ben Oakley

1. What Is Athletic Development?

Ben Oakley

2. How Did We Get Here? Exploring the Evolution of Athletic Development Perspectives

Ben Oakley

3. Transitions on the Athlete Journey: A Holistic Perspective

Robert Morris

4. Retirement from Sport: The Final Transition

Candice Lingam-Willgoss

5. Researching Athletic Development

Joanna Horne

Section II: Social Influences on the Athlete’s Journey

Nichola Kentzer

6. Coach-Athlete Relationships: The Role of Ability, Intentions and Integrity

Sophia Jowett and Katelynn Slade

7. Towards Mutual Understanding: Communication and Conflict in Coaching

Lauren R. Tufton

8. Creating an Optimal Motivational Climate for Effective Coaching

Iain Greenlees

9. The Family Behind the Athlete

Jessica Pinchbeck

10. How Does the School Setting Influence Athletic Development?

Nichola Kentzer

Section III: Mental Health and Wellbeing on the Athlete’s Journey

Caroline Heaney

11. Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport

Caroline Heaney

12. Developing Resilience on the Athlete’s Journey

Karen Howells

13. Thriving in Athletic Development Environments

Daniel J Brown

14. Athlete Welfare for Optimal Athletic Development

Daniel J. A. Rhind

Section IV: Conclusions

15. Effective Athletic Development: Closing Thoughts

Ben Oakley, Caroline Heaney, and Nichola Kentzer

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Biography

Caroline Heaney is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Fitness at The Open University.. She is a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist and a Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered sport and exercise psychologist and has provided sport psychology support to a broad range of athletes from club to elite level. Nichola Kentzer is a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness at The Open University. She is an experienced academic who specialises in sport psychology and education. She is a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist and a Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered sport and exercise psychologist and has provided sport psychology support to a broad range of athletes. Ben Oakley is Professor in Sports Performance Education at The Open University having previously lectured at Portsmouth and Southampton Solent Universities. Formerly he worked as a National Coach in windsurfing including attending two Olympic Games. More recently he has developed material focused on working relationships in sport and athlete burnout. He sits on the Advisory board for the Applied Coaching Research Journal and has been an external examiner at five other Universities.