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In this feature article, Marte Bentzen, Danielle Alexander, Gordon A. Bloom and Göran Kenttä summarize their recent article in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly in which they provide a broad overview of the literature pertaining to parasport coaches, including information regarding the size and scope of research, the populations and perspectives obtained, and the type of methods used to conduct the research.
The need for a violence prevention programme in ice hockey: A case study on how hegemonic masculinity supports and challenges violent behaviour in Swedish ice hockey | A summary
In this feature article, Daniel Alsarve summarizes his recent article from European Sport Management Quarterly in which he discusses the effects of hegemonic masculinity in ice hockey on and off ice, and ways and means to counter the effects of this particular ice hockey culture, which entails addiction to alcohol and violent and aggressive behaviour outside the rink. The author suggests three specific preventative action.
In this feature article, Hallgeir Gammelsæter summarizes his recent article from European Sport Management Quarterly in which he takes on the important issue of the place of sport in sport management. Gammelsæter bemoans the fact that the sport management field of research has developed into a sort of sport business management studies, and he argues for a return to sport and a more sport-focused theory of sport management.
The competition for government funding of major sports events: why do some applicants pass the needle’s eye? | A Summary
In this feature article, Eva Lechner and Harry Arne Solberg summarize their recent article from International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics in which they present the results of a study of the policies, or lack thereof, behind state financial support for major sports events. Being unable to establish formal policies, they looked for other guiding principles and found that political lobbyism and the popularity of the sports in question played dicisive parts.
‘You create your own luck, in a way’. About Norwegian footballers’ understanding of success, in a world where most fail | A summary
In this feature article, Pål Augestad, Mats Bruu and Frode Telseth summarize their recent article from Soccer & Society in which they present the results of a study trying to find out why some young and ambitious football talents succeed in their quest to become professional players while the overwhelming majority does not. Is it deliberate practice and successful talent development? Or maybe just plain luck? They asked the players that made it what they thought.
Engaging with uncertainty in athlete development – orchestrating talent development through incremental leadership | A summary
In this feature article, Christian Thue Bjørndal and Lars Tore Ronglann summarize their recent article from Sport, Education and Society in which they argue for a new perspetive on sports coaching, beyond traditional models and supporting a view of the coach as orchestrator. Coaching as well as athlete development will, they claim, be substatially improved with the application of a model of incremental leadership.
Super equestrians: the construction of identity/ies and impression management among young equestrians in upper secondary school settings on social media | A Summary
In this feature article, Lovisa Broms, Susanna Hedenborg & Aage Radmann summarize their recent article from Sport, Education and Society in which they present a study of how young equestrians utilize social media platforms in order to perceive, construct, negotiate, and manage identities. The results indicate that young riders have identified an online stable culture where high performance equestrianism is the norm.
In this feature article, Anne Tjønndal and Mads Skauge summarize their recent article from Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health in which they argue that eSports is gaining considerable and increasing prominence in Norwegian sports, in spite of not being formally recognized by the national sports confederation. However, local sports clubs as well as high school sports programs are openly encouraging participation in eSports.
Youth sport injury research: a narrative review and the potential of interdisciplinary research | A summary
In this feature article, Solveig Elisabeth Hausken-Sutter and colleagues summarize their article from BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine in which they present an overview of youth football and youth sport injury research. They show that research in this field lacks integration across disciplines and paradigms, and propose an interdisciplinary research process as a response to the call for interdisciplinarity in sport injury research.
Exploring social justice pedagogies in health and physical education through Critical Incident Technique methodology | A summary
In this feature article, Rod Philpott and colleagues summarize their article from European Physical Education Review in which they describe and reflect on the Critical Incident Technique (CIT) methodology used in their study ‘Education for Equitable Health Outcomes: The Promise of School Health and Physical Education’ to explore how secondary school health and physical education (HPE) teachers address social justice in their teaching practice.