Participant Development Literature Review Published
22 June 2010
‘Participant Development in Sport: An Academic Review’ is a comprehensive review of the literature on how participants develop through sport. Written by Richard Bailey, Dave Collins and colleagues, it will be useful to coaching system builders working on Participant Development Models, academics and coaches.
The review seeks to identify the main findings/principles associated with participant development, the methods used to generate this information, and the strengths and weaknesses of the supporting research. It does so by focusing on three broad areas of inquiry: the biological domain, the psychological domain, and the social domain. The review also contains a summary of findings, suggested ways forward and recommendations.
The project was conceived by sports coach UK, and funded by sports coach UK and Sport Northern Ireland.
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