Sport and Exercise Psychology

Coaching for the Inner Edge: Practical Sport Psychology for Coaches

Coaches are continually searching for ways to gain the edge over their opponents. They work tirelessly to get their athletes in top physical condition, to develop their physical skills, and to implement successful routines and strategies for their teams. This physical training develops the athlete’s outer edge—the peak physical performance advantage over their opponents. But as most coaches realize, athletes also need an inner edge to perform successfully.

Coaching for the Inner Edge: Practical Sport Psychology for Coaches

Coaches are continually searching for ways to gain the edge over their opponents. They work tirelessly to get their athletes in top physical condition, to develop their physical skills, and to implement successful routines and strategies for their teams. This physical training develops the athlete’s outer edge—the peak physical performance advantage over their opponents. But as most coaches realize, athletes also need an inner edge to perform successfully.

Group Dynamics in Sport

Group Dynamics in Sport, 5th edition, provides readers with the most current theories and practices of group dynamics in sport teams. In this updated edition, each chapter identifies and discusses key theoretical concepts of group dynamics and offers extensive and relevant examples that reinforce the principles covered. Topics include:

Racism in College Athletics, 4th Edition

Intercollegiate sport has historically been a source of frustration for and discrimination against African American athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators, and yet is a place of courage and achievement for those who have been given the opportunity to play, coach, and administer college sports. However, for full opportunity and equality to be achieved for African Americans in college sports, a number of issues must still be resolved.

Group Dynamics in Sport

Group Dynamics in Sport, 5th edition, provides readers with the most current theories and practices of group dynamics in sport teams. In this updated edition, each chapter identifies and discusses key theoretical concepts of group dynamics and offers extensive and relevant examples that reinforce the principles covered. Topics include:

Andreas Ivarsson

Andreas Ivarsson, PhD, is an assistant professor in sport and exercise psychology at Halmstad University in Sweden. He is also currently working as a sport psychology consultant with athletes from different team sports. His research interests include psychological aspects related to sport injuries and sport performance, psychological predictors of drop-out from youth sport, and statistical and methodological aspects within psychological research.

Urban Johnson

Urban Johnson, PhD, is a professor in sport and exercise psychology at Halmstad University in Sweden. He is also the appointed research leader for the research group "Sustainable sport and physical activity" at the Centre for Research on Well-being, Health and Sport at Halmstad University and a member of the research board at the Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports in Stockholm. His research interests include psychological aspects of sports injuries; leadership and coaching in sport; and applied sport psychology.

Mark Eys

Mark Eys, PhD, is a professor in the Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology (joint) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Eys is the Laurier Research Chair in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity (2019-present), and he previously held a Tier II Canada Research Chair (2009-2019).

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