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Empowering Athletes To Self-regulate: A Guide For Enhancing Athletes' Learning

Walsh, Alex CSCS, MA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 2 - p 70–75
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182452a01
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SUMMARY: EFFECTIVE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES WHO WORK IN A GROUP SETTING ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE ATHLETES' LEARNING OF NEW SKILLS IN THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME. SETTING EFFECTIVE GOALS IN THE BEGINNING OF A PROGRAM AND EMPOWERING ATHLETES WITH SELF-REGULATORY BEHAVIORS DURING A PROGRAM CAN GREATLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TIME NEEDED TO LEARN NEW SKILLS. THIS ARTICLE WILL PRESENT A MULTIMODAL APPROACH OF COMMUNICATION BY EXAMINING KIRSCHENBAUM'S SELF-REGULATION MODEL FOR SPORT AND GOAL SETTING THEORY OF LOCKE AND LATHAM.

School of Education, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Alex Walsh is an EdD candidate in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology at Boston University.

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