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Vuuren-Cassar, Gemma van ; Swain, Jon ; Rossato, Claire ; Chatziefstathiou, Diakai (2014)
  • Publisher: Routledge

Karen is a sociable, physically active 16 year old girl in England who has just commenced the last two years of secondary school. She is academically strong and is also a keen volleyball player. Karen has been selected for elite training squads which is very time consuming, and this makes it difficult to maintain her academic work. She also experiences increasing difficulties managing the cost of travel. Karen retains an Olympic dream, but is uncertain how to get achieve it. Experts in skill acquisition, coach-athlete relationships, socialisation and pedagogy offer advice.
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