Welcome to Athletic Insight's second issue of 2001. Since the time of our last publication, the journal has continued to grow. Perhaps the brightest news since the time of our last publication, is the addition of Athletic Insight to the American Psychological Association's (A.P.A.) PsycINFO database. PsycINFO is the premier research tool used by clinicians and students within the field of psychology. The addition of our articles to this database can only help to expand the readership of Athletic Insight.
A.I. has also developed a new section called Case Studies. This section was developed in response to feedback from our readers who have stated that they would like to see more articles focusing on specific interventions used with athletes. We are always looking for ways to improve our journal and discuss all suggestions among the Editorial staff. In addition, we encourage our readers and other interested parties to submit their articles and opinions for consideration in our publication. Authors should visit our Editorial Mission for the submissions procedure.
The current issue of A.I. focuses on feedback that athletes receive from coaches, psychologists and other individuals who are part of the athletic experience. An extensive Commentary piece written by Mitch Lyons of Get Psyched Sports! In Newton, Massachusetts is entitled "In Support Of A Written Curriculum Based On Sport Psychology For High School Sports Teams." This paper includes the sample curriculum that is to be used with outcome measures for both athletes and coaches. Two blind peer reviewed articles are presented. The first in found in our newly added Case Studies section is entitled "An Individualized Feedback System For Tennis Players" and is written by Gordon Henry, Ph.D. of Indiana University Southeast. It examines whether feedback based solely on performance outcome measures may be effective in helping one player improve his National Tennis Rating Program (N.T.R.P.)rating. The second article is written by Robert J. Schinke, Ed.D. and Josť L. da Costa, Ed.D. of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and is entitled "A Plausible Relationship between Support-Infrastructure and Major-Games Athletic Performance." It examines the relationship between athletic performance and the feedback that elite athletes receive. The Call for Papers and Staff highlights our continuing search for more individuals to fill positions as authors and peer reviewers. Finally, a Classifieds section listing job opportunities within the field of sport psychology is also included. At AI we strive to present opposing points of view and critical analysis of the information that we present and therefore look forward to your comments and feedback on the information in the journal.
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