Achieving Excellence in High Performance Sport: Experiences and Skills Behind the Medals

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Bloomsbury USA, Mar 1, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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What does it take for a person starting out in their career to succeed in a highly challenging environment? Apart from the technical skills, what are the key values, attitudes and behaviours that deliver outstanding performance in a constantly changing, unpredictable and demanding world?
Achieving Excellence in High Performance Sport examines these questions within the exacting world of elite sport: a global stage that places the severest pressures not only on the dedicated athletes, but also on the vital talent of coaches, sport scientists and sport medicine practitioners.
Achieving Excellence in High Performance Sport is the handbook for non-technical skill acquisition for anyone interested in high performance in any arena.

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Tim Kyndt is a business psychologist who works with the EIS, UK Sport, Paralympics GB, Scottish Institute of Sport and Sport Northern Ireland in the design, development and delivery of management, mentoring and coaching development programmes. Tim is a member of the UK Sport Elite Coaching Apprenticeship Programme (ECAP) delivery team and has also worked with GB rowing and UK Sport Athlete Champions.

Dr Sarah Rowell is a former Olympic marathon runner and British record holder. She is currently Director of High Performance for World Class Lifting, the performance arm of British Lifting, Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is also Chair of Selectors for UK Athletics mountain running teams. She was previously shadow Technical Director and then Technical consultant to the EIS.

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