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Athlete leadership in sport teams: Current understanding and future directions
(International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2016)
Leadership is a fundamental aspect of sports performance, particularly within team sport environments. Over the past 25 years there has been significant research exploring the role of the coach/manager in this regard. ...
Unpicking the emperor’s new clothes: perceived attributes of the captain in sports teams
(Frontiers in Psychology, 2019)
Much importance has been assigned to the role of the team captain. In this article, we test whether today’s team captains live up to these high expectations. Furthermore, we provide greater insight into the selection ...
Professional rugby coaches’ perceptions of the role of the team captain
(Sport Psychologist, 2019)
The aim of this study was to explore the lived experiences of the coach in relation to the perceived function of captains in professional rugby union. Participants were 8 elite male rugby coaches purposefully sampled for ...
From autocracy to empowerment: Teams with shared leadership perceive their coaches to be better leaders
(Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 2020)
Sports coaches often fear that empowering the players in their team would undermine their own leadership status. To investigate the legitimacy of this perception, we mapped the leadership structure within 64 sports teams ...
Leading together towards a stronger ‘us’: An experimental test of the effectiveness of the 5R Shared Leadership Program (5RS) in basketball teams
(Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2020)
Objectives Leadership has been suggested to be a key factor in gaining a competitive advantage as a team, with shared leadership being a better predictor of team functioning than vertical leadership. Although the benefits ...