“Active” and “Passive” coach pathways: Elite athletes’ entry routes into high-performance coaching roles

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“Active” and “Passive” coach pathways: Elite athletes’ entry routes into high-performance coaching roles. / Blackett, Alexander David; Evans, Adam Brian; Piggott, David.

I: International Sport Coaching Journal, Bind 5, Nr. 3, 2018, s. 213-226.

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Blackett, AD, Evans, AB & Piggott, D 2018, '“Active” and “Passive” coach pathways: Elite athletes’ entry routes into high-performance coaching roles', International Sport Coaching Journal, bind 5, nr. 3, s. 213-226. https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2017-0053

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Blackett, A. D., Evans, A. B., & Piggott, D. (2018). “Active” and “Passive” coach pathways: Elite athletes’ entry routes into high-performance coaching roles. International Sport Coaching Journal, 5(3), 213-226. https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2017-0053

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Blackett AD, Evans AB, Piggott D. “Active” and “Passive” coach pathways: Elite athletes’ entry routes into high-performance coaching roles. International Sport Coaching Journal. 2018;5(3):213-226. https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2017-0053

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Blackett, Alexander David ; Evans, Adam Brian ; Piggott, David. / “Active” and “Passive” coach pathways: Elite athletes’ entry routes into high-performance coaching roles. I: International Sport Coaching Journal. 2018 ; Bind 5, Nr. 3. s. 213-226.

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