Elite coaches' experiences of creating pressure training environments for performance enhancement

STOKER, Mike, LINDSAY, P., BUTT, Joanne, BAWDEN, M. and MAYNARD, Ian (2016). Elite coaches' experiences of creating pressure training environments for performance enhancement. International Journal of Sport Pyschology, 47 (3), 262-281.

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Recent research supports the practice of pressure training in sport (Bell, Hardy, & Beattie, 2013), yet limited knowledge exists regarding how pressure is systematically created. This study explored how 11 elite coaches developed pressure training environments for the performance enhancement of their athletes. Following thematic analysis of transcribed semi-structured interviews, findings detailed how coaches manipulated a variety of stressors (e.g., task, forfeit, judgment) to manage the demands and consequences of training. Facilitated by individual differences, this process created pressure, defined as the perception that it is important to perform exceptionally. The findings provide a framework for developing pressure, coping mechanisms, and performance in training environments in preparation for future sporting competition.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Page Range: 262-281
Depositing User: Amanda Keeling
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 10:41
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 00:23
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11465

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