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Building a successful Olympic team selection protocol in women’s handball: A case study examining the benefits of employing reflective practice

Roberts, Claire Marie; Faull, Andrea L.

Authors

Andrea L. Faull



Abstract

The sharing of applied practice offered in the current paper affords an opportunity to view how the use of reflective practice can serve as a problem-solving
catalyst to a variety of issues raised during support provided to GB women’s handball within an Olympic setting. The first author was faced with a number of scenarios during her applied experiences with this team, and made use of reflective practice (RP) at various points during the support process to help make crucial decisions about what actions to take regarding her involvement in, and support with, team selection. The main scenario presented focuses on the request for the practitioner to advise on the development of an Olympic team selection protocol. The current paper presents how RP was used as a mechanism for supporting the final decisions about how best to design and execute this very sensitive process, resulting in the development of an effective protocol for Olympic team selection. The paper aims to highlight how RP can be used as a tool for practitioners to problem-solve and make sense of the information provided to them when supporting athletes in the field.

Citation

Roberts, C., & Faull, A. L. (2013). Building a successful Olympic team selection protocol in women’s handball: A case study examining the benefits of employing reflective practice. Reflective Practice, 14(5), 648-659. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2013.835719

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2013
Online Publication Date Sep 6, 2013
Publication Date Aug 1, 2013
Journal Reflective Practice
Print ISSN 1462-3943
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 5
Pages 648-659
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2013.835719
Keywords reflective practice, Olympic preparation, team selection, coaching environment, interdisciplinary support
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/929197
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2013.835719
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Reflective Practice on 6th September 2013, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2013.835719.