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If you are interested in submitting an article, or would like to be involved in the journal in the future (as an author, reviewer or editor) then please get in contact.

Download the submission guidance for further information on submitting articles.

Call for papers

We are always on the lookout for new articles for our Applied Coaching Research Journal.

Have you conducted some research or run a project/intervention in one of these areas? Have you got real life experience of these topics? If so, we would love to hear from you!

We publish articles in a range of forms including research articles, literature reviews, thought pieces and critical reflections. See our submission guidelines for more detail.

Parents/carers and coaching

Parents, carers and guardians are key influencers during adolescence and are often the ones who introduce their children to sport. Getting the right relationship between a coach-parent is critical. We invite submissions covering:

  • the coach-parent relationship, including how to develop positive relationships and effective communication strategies
  • managing parental expectations, including the challenges, and tried and tested methods for working with parents
  • how to work with overprotective or ‘helicopter’ parents

Learning in virtual environments

As technology continues to evolve, more people are turning to virtual environments to provide learning or develop themselves. The coaching sector is no exception. We are interested in submissions relating to:

  • getting the most out of a virtual classroom
  • experiences of transferring existing online learning
  • lessons learnt from designing online learning
  • engaging virtual audiences

Coaching through adversity

There are many situations where adversity may be experienced by a coach and/or their athletes/participants. A typical season may throw up multiple issues for a coach from within and outside the sport/activity, including team cohesion, individual issues and financial difficulties. We request submissions on:

  • creative solutions for coaching during Covid-19
  • supporting athletes through injury
  • approaches to dealing with adversity
  • and the impact of adversity on well-being. 


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