Welcome to Athletic Insight's first issue of our fourth year. The journal continues to be a premiere place for the dissemination and exchange of information related to the field of sport psychology. In the coming months, we will be adding a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) section to the site. This is being done in response to our reader’s requests for additional information about the field. Students will benefit most from this section as it will have information on how to get into the field, gaining applied experience, and a listing of sport psychology programs and internships. In addition, we will soon be adding a search box to facilitate navigation of our site for information that is of particular interest to you.
The current issue of A.I. focuses on Theory, Research and Application of Sport Psychology. Three blind peer reviewed articles are presented. The first article is another installment in our case studies section entitled “A Team-Building Mental Skills Training Program with an Intercollegiate Equestrian Team.” written by Gordon A. Bloom (McGill University) and Diane E. Stevens (Brock University). It includes a description of the development, implementation, and assessment of a team-building intervention used with college students. Next, Luke Behncke of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia presents “Self-Regulation: A Brief Review.” It examines the literature that has been published to date on the phenomenon and offers suggestions for further research. The last peer reviewed article presented is “Construct Validity of the Anxiety Rating Scale -2 with Youth Wrestlers” by William D. Russell (Eastern Illinois University) and Richard H. Cox (University of Missouri-Columbia). In addition, an extensive Commentary piece written by Wayne Dominowski entitled “Requiring Certified Strength Coaches In High School Weight Rooms” is presented. The Call for Papers and Staff highlights our continuing search for more individuals to fill positions as authors and peer reviewers. A Classifieds section listing job opportunities within the field of sport psychology is also included. Finally, the Letters to the Editor section is also included where questions relating to self-confidence and the concept of home-field advantage are answered.
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. 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 that is in the journal. Authors should visit our Editorial Mission for the submissions procedure.
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