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April 7, 2022


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This course, Developing resilience in sport, explores how the concept of resilience can support athletes on their athletic development journey.

Resilience can act as a buffer to protect against the challenges that might be faced by athletes.

Within the course you'll be directed to a number of fascinating resources, including research articles to support your learning. While you will see that the majority of the research into resilience in sport has been completed in elite sport, you will reflect that it is a concept that impacts across all levels of sport, in different athletic contexts.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the features of resilience in both individual and team contexts and understand why it is important for athletic development
  • Critically discuss the role of the environment in the development of resilience
  • Examine how to build resilience in a range of sport settings and apply this knowledge to real world scenarios.

Course Curriculum

    • Introduction 00:15:00
    • Defining resilience 00:15:00
    • Resilience in action: resilient athletes 00:15:00
    • Resilience in action: resilient coaches 00:15:00
    • Investigating team resilience 00:10:00
    • Resilience at the extremes of sporting performance 00:10:00
    • Resilience in the early stages of the athletic development journey 00:15:00
    • Summary of Session 1 00:15:00
    • Introduction 00:10:00
    • Building resilience: getting it right 00:15:00
    • The role of the environment 00:15:00
    • Approaches to building athlete and coach resilience 00:15:00
    • Building team resilience 00:15:00
    • Developing resilience for the athletic development journey 00:15:00
    • Summary of Session 2 00:10:00

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