Strategies in Maximizing Long-Term Athlete Development
Strategies incorporating the importance of choice, feedback, and practice structure in long-term athlete development that athletes, coaches, and guardians may find helpful. To read about them please visit SIRC blog.
Author: Nadina Ayer, Ph.D.
Nadina Ayer, Ph.D. is a former varsity tennis player, a high-performance tennis coach, and a co-founder of Imamovic-Ayer Tennis Academy with many years of volunteering and working experience in the public and private sport sector. Nadina currently works as a lecturer (academic) in the Department of Sport and Event Management at Bournemouth University in Poole, UK. Her research focuses on interpersonal and online group dynamics, participation and leadership in sport, and management of sport and outdoor recreation (e.g., community sport volunteers). She teaches courses on principles of sport management, managing sport for development, quality assurance, and inclusive programming. In her leisure time, she enjoys volunteering, exploring new places, and exercising outdoors. She cares about causes related to animal welfare and human rights and is an active supporter of organizations such as KW & Stratford Humane Society, Right To Play, and UN Women.
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