Mentoring in Sports Coaching
Sports Coaching Review Special Issue
About the Special Issue
This special edition aims to increase scholarly theoretical and empirical work in sports coach mentoring. Sports coach mentoring has been increasingly used to support coach learning and coach development in a range of sports. Whilst some early work exists in this area (e.g. Bloom, 2013; Chambers, 2015, 2018; Jones et al., 2009; Potrac et al., 2015; Sawiuk et al., 2017, 2018) there remains limited empirical work to underpin coach-mentoring schemes at both grassroots and performance level (Bloom et al., 1998; Griffiths & Armour, 2012; White et al., 2017). This special issues aims to address this paucity of research and offer a space for novel investigation and new theoretical possibilities to better understand the realities of sports coach mentoring.
We would particular encourage empirical submission that are focused on the following topics:
- Understanding issues in the mentor-mentee relationships
- Gender influences and experiences in sport coach mentoring
- Mentoring for BAEM sport coaches
- Autoethnographic accounts of the realities of sports coach mentoring
- Working with national governing bodies to improve sports coach mentoring
- Novel theoretical approaches to understanding sport coach mentoring practice
Dr Ryan Groom, Manchester Metropolitan University
Ryan is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the MSc Sport and Exercise Postgraduate degrees at MMU. He has previously co-edited two Routledge text (Research Methods in Sports Coaching, 2014; Learning in Sports Coaching, 2016), as well as acting as a reviewer for a number of journals (including: European Journal of Sport Science, International Journal of Coaching Science, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, International Sport Coaching Journal, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Journal of Mind, Brain, and Culture, Journal of Sports Sciences, Performance Enhancement & Health, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Psychology of Sport & Exercise, Qualitative Research in Sport Health and Exercise, Sage Open, Soccer and Society, Sports Coaching Review, Sports Management Review, Quest, Sport, Business, Management). Ryan is currently on the Editorial Board for Sports Coaching Review.
Miss Rebecca Sawiuk, University of Hertfordshire
Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the University of Hertfordshire. She is also an elite level football coach and is one of the few female UEFA Advance Licence and Advanced Youth Award holders with the English FA. Her research focuses upon understanding mentoring in elite sports coaching contexts.
As a research team Ryan and Rebecca have published two journal articles and two book chapters together that specifically focus upon mentoring in sports coaching (Groom & Sawiuk, 2018; Sawiuk et al., 2017, 2018; Sawiuk & Groom, 2019).
Submission deadline – 30th April 2020
Review process – May & June 2020
Revision process - July & August 2020
Copy editing – September 2020
Final editing – October 2020