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Toward a Sociology of Strength and Conditioning Coaching

Mills, Joseph P. PhD; Gearity, Brian PhD, CSCS

Strength and Conditioning Journal: June 2016 - Volume 38 - Issue 3 - p 102–105
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000198
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ABSTRACT A GAP IS SAID TO EXIST BETWEEN SPORT SCIENCE AND COACHING RESEARCH AND REAL-WORLD PRACTICE BECAUSE OF THEIR DIFFERENT REALITIES. MOREOVER, THERE IS VERY LIMITED RESEARCH AND THEORIZING ON THE SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (S&C) COACHING. THE DISCIPLINE OF SOCIOLOGY AND ITS SUBDISCIPLINE THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT COACHING OFFER A WEALTH OF TOOLS TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES AND ENHANCE COACH EDUCATION, PREPARATION, AND ULTIMATELY EFFECTIVENESS. THUS, THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO PRESENT SOCIOLOGY TO THE FIELD OF S&C BY DEMONSTRATING HOW A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE COULD PROVIDE VALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO S&C COACHES' EVERYDAY ISSUES.

1St Mary's University, Calgary SE, Alberta, Canada; and

2Director of the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Joseph P. Mills is an Adjunct Professor at St Mary's University in Alberta, Canada.

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Brian Gearity is the Director of the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver.

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