AN EXAMINATION OF THE ROLE OF THE COACH IN DEVELOPING MENTAL TOUGHNESS IN ROWERS?
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Altogether four elite rowing coaches were interviewed to discover whether mental toughness can be coached within rowing. The interview guide was based on prior research into coaches perspectives of mental toughness specifically Weinberg et al., (2011). Findings revealed mental toughness to be developed through tough or harsh environments, where athlete’s uncounted harsh experiences. Harsh experiences were seen to be competition or critical incidents, coaches also outlined how a training programme can be seen to develop mental toughness. Other underlying themes that were produced from the study were specific characteristics of mental toughness associated with rowing, also the importance of the coach athlete relationship in the development of mental toughness. Finally the study also outlines a possible negative side to mental toughness. Practical implications highlighted the need for further research to conduct sport specific research into the development of mental toughness, and within this development to consider the situation requiring mental toughness and personality of the performer.
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