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ERIC Number: EJ1067866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Coping with the Stress of Athletic Injury: How Coaches Can Help
Gilbert, Jenelle N.; Lyon, Hayden; Wahl, Mary-tyler
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v28 n4 p33-39 2015
Sport participation can be a stressful experience for some high school athletes. Sustaining a sport injury can further increase athletes' stress levels. Coaches may feel uncomfortable interacting with injured athletes and can unconsciously or purposefully marginalize them. However, coaches have a responsibility toward all of their athletes, including those who are injured. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to inform high school coaches about some of the stressors that athletes face when injured and suggest strategies that may help their athletes cope with and recover from injury. The experiences of a softball player who suffered a difficult shoulder injury (i.e., a labrum tear) are also shared to illustrate the stressors and suggested coping strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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