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Considerations Perceived by Coaches as Specific to Coaching Elite Women’s Soccer Teams

Danielsen, L.D., Jakobsen, A.M., Peters, D.M. ORCID: and Høigaard, R. (2023) Considerations Perceived by Coaches as Specific to Coaching Elite Women’s Soccer Teams. Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 5. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2596-741X

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This study investigated challenges perceived by coaches when working with elite women’s soccer teams. Six men and four women coaches with experience in the first Norwegian League or Norwegian national team participated. Semi-structured interviews were carried out, and the data was analyzed using thematic interpretational analysis. Participants identified professionalism, early-career termination, mental characteristics, intrateam communication, romantic relationships, access to the locker rooms (men only), and team selection (women only) as the specific challenges they face when coaching these teams. The findings are discussed in relation to ensuring that good performance and development are achieved when coaching elite women’s soccer teams and helping future coaches optimize their coaching techniques when working with elite women players.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Coaches, Football, Female players, Elite sport, Interviews
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
Depositing User: Derek Peters
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 15:16
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 13:14

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