The Power of Groups in Youth Sport,
Edition 1
Edited by Mark W. Bruner, Mark A. Eys and Luc J. Martin

Publication Date: 19 Feb 2020

Focused on understanding the key underlying group processes that contribute to youth sport experiences, The Power of Groups in Youth Sport provides an innovative and expansive overview of the research in group dynamics within youth sports. The first section of the book examines topics relating to forming and structuring groups, including team selection, athlete socialization, normative expectations, roles, coach and athlete leadership, social identity, and more.  The second section reviews concepts associated with group functioning and management, such as cohesion, subgroups, motivational climate, teamwork, and team building. This book concludes with a series of chapters focused on specific developmental considerations in youth sports that are often overlooked in group dynamics research including parental involvement, bullying and hazing, mental health, ,and disability and accessibility.

Key Features

  • Synthesizes the research of group dynamics within the context of youth sport
  • Highlights how groups form and function
  • Discusses the role of parents and peers on youth sport experiences and development
  • Suggests ways to advance the field of group dynamics in youth sports
About the author
Edited by Mark W. Bruner, School of Physical and Health Education, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada ; Mark A. Eys, Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada and Luc J. Martin, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Book details
ISBN: 9780128163368
Page Count: 372
Retail Price : £118.00

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academic researchers working in the fields of applied group/organizational psychology, sport/exercise psychology, and developmental psychology; upper undergrad and grad students in group dynamics, sport/exercise psychology, social psychology, and applied developmental psychology;