The first issue of 2015 represents an outstanding collection of original research, best practices, coaching insights, and book reviews from leading coaching educators from around the globe.

A highlight is the Best Practices article providing a vivid description of the design, delivery, and impact of the ground-breaking athlete development and coaching model created by USA Hockey. Ken Martel illustrates how the American Development Model (ADM) is used to create an environment designed to foster long-term athlete development and collaborative coaching practices. The results of their decade-long ongoing experiment show increases in athlete participation and retention rates. The article provides a practical guide for how other sport organizations can re-engineer sport settings for optimal athlete and coach development.

Individual subscriptions to the International Sport Coaching Journal (ISCJ) are available through the Human Kinetics website, and institutional subscriptions may be placed by phone. ISCJ is an excellent source of information that you can draw from and incorporate into your coaching clinics. Subscribe today! 

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The ECC is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.