Participant Development in Sport: An Academic Review, Bailey R, Collins D, Ford P, MacNamara A, Toms M & Pearce G, 2010, AprilParticipant development is a central aspect of any sports development framework as it is concerned with the activities experienced, the pathways followed and the obstacles encountered by players during their sporting and/or physical activity careers.
This review seeks to identify the main findings/principles associated with participant development, the methods used to generate this information, and the strengths and weaknesses of the supporting research. Areas covered include:
- Underpinning philosophy
- Models of participant development
- The biological domain
- The psychological domain
- The Social Domain
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Source: The project was conceived by sports coach UK, and funded by sports coach UK and Sport Northern Ireland.