Winning Formula, Man Management and the Inner Game: Commonalities of Success in the Ryder Cup and Super Bowl: A Commentary
It is important for individual development and growth to regularly remove oneself from day- to-day tasks and reflect upon ones current state and direction. Indeed, the ability to engage in critical reflection - a deep level of self-analysis - is argued to be a key ingredient to both effective coaching and coach development. Similarly, it is important for us - those responsible for extending the evidence base in the area of coaching - to regularly undertake similar tasks in relation to the current state of the literature. The article by Simon Jenkins provides a stimulus for us to stop and reflect on the body of evidence as a whole, its direction, and our understanding of key terms and principles. In line with the intended purpose of Jenkins' article, it is worthwhile to provide some critical reflection on the use of terms 'management' and 'leadership' as they pertain to coaching research in the area of youth sports. This commentary will consider whether youth sport coaching is a process of management or leadership, and the implications that these labels may have for the field.
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