Psychology of Sports Coaching
Despite the long-established role of the applied sport psychology practitioner in working with sports coaches, there has been less attention dedicated to understanding the performance and well-being of this population in comparison.
In recent years, however, there has been an increasing focus in research into the psychology of the sports coach (e.g., Mallett & Lara-Bercial, 2016; Thelwell, Harwood, & Greenlees, 2016).
The aim of this special issue is to bridge the gap between research and practice and translate emerging knowledge into an accessible and broad account of the field for practitioners.
In line with the scope of JASP, an essential element of any submitted manuscript should be to further thought, theory, and research on applied aspects of the psychology of the sport coach.
Hence, we are interested in receiving submissions that report primarily empirical studies drawing on a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives to advance knowledge and understanding in the field, but we will also consider systematic reviews, position papers, case studies or practitioner reflective accounts.
Topics for the special issue may include but are not limited to:
- the theory behind effective coaching
- creating performance environments
- promoting psychological well-being
- developing resilience through coaching
- leadership and the role of the coach
- the coach as a performer
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Expressions of interest are invited in the form of a 200 word abstract summarising the proposed submission to the Journal Editor Professor Stephen Mellalieu firstname.lastname@example.org by 12th January 2018.
Following screening, authors will be invited to submit full versions of the manuscript by 4th May 2018.
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the JASP “instructions to authors” guidelines.
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- Guest Editor: Kristen Dieffenbach, West Virginia University (Kristen.Dieffenbach@mail.wvu.edu)
- Guest Editor: Cliff Mallett, University of Queensland (email@example.com)
- Guest Editor: Brendan Cropley, University of South Wales (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Guest Editor: Richard Thelwell, University of Portsmouth (email@example.com)
- Editor: Stephen D. Mellalieu, Cardiff Metropolitan University (firstname.lastname@example.org)