Less Talk and More Action Please:
Youth National Team Handball Players’ Experiences of a Mindfulness Training Program
Line M. Nielsen, Walter Staiano, Ulrich Kirk & Kristoffer Henriksen
Vol. 11 2020, pages 69–91
Published September 18, 2020
Elite youth athletes are exposed to many stressors in sport and non-sport contexts and may benefit from the ability to be present in the moment and focus on the task at hand. Such skills are cultivated in mindfulness training. Guided by separate semi-structured interview guides for athletes and coaches, we interviewed eight male youth national team handball players and four of their club coaches about their subjective experiences and the effects of taking part in a Mindful Performance Enhancement Awareness and Knowledge (mPEAK) program. We used deductive and inductive thematic analyses … Read more!