Reflections on a dream: towards an understanding of factors Olympic coaches attribute to their success

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Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Reflective Practice, 2012, 13 (3), pp. 425 - 438
Issue Date:
2012-01
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This paper identifies the most significant factors eight Olympic coaches attribute to their own success and fulfilment of goals. Analysis revealed that having a passion and commitment to wanting to succeed, past experience as an athlete, learning from other coaches/mentors, focusing on the needs of the athlete and a need to contribute were the key factors identified as helping them reach their dream of becoming an Olympic coach.
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