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Servants in the Weight Room

Coaches Using Servant Leadership to Improve Student-Athlete Well-being

Schary, David P., PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 2 - p 25–30
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000347
Sport Psychology Article
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ABSTRACT THE CURRENT STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIENCE IS DEMANDING; STUDENT-ATHLETES REGULARLY FACE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIOCULTURAL STRESSORS THAT NEGATIVELY AFFECT THEIR WELL-BEING. TO HELP IMPROVE STUDENT-ATHLETE WELL-BEING, THIS ARTICLE PROPOSES STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES ADOPT SERVANT LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES. SERVANT LEADERS ARE STRONG AND SELF-ASSURED. THEY PRIORITIZE THE NEEDS OF OTHERS. THE ARTICLE BEGINS WITH A REVIEW OF WELL-BEING AND ITS RELATION TO SPORT. NEXT, SERVANT LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES ARE INTRODUCED AS A WAY TO INCREASE STUDENT-ATHLETE WELL-BEING. THE ARTICLE CONCLUDES WITH 3 PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO INCORPORATE SERVANT LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES INTO STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING.

Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Address correspondence to Dr. David P. Schary, scharyd@winthrop.edu.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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David P. Schary is an assistant professor and performance consultant at Winthrop University.

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