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

Walsh, Alex CSCS, MA

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182452a01
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Abstract

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.

Author Information

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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