Seven tips for developing and maintaining a high performance sports medicine team

Gabbett, Tim J. and Kearney, Simon and Bisson, Leslie J. and Collins, Joe and Sikka, Robby and Winder, Nathan and Sedgwick, Craig and Hollis, Ed and Bettle, Jeremy M. (2017) Seven tips for developing and maintaining a high performance sports medicine team. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52 (10). pp. 626-627. ISSN 0306-3674


Abstract

What should a highly effective sports medicine team look like? In 1989, Stephen Covey published his highly acclaimed book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. This book, with sales exceeding 25 million copies,describes how individuals contribute to successful organisations, in part by fostering interdependence among staff. The multidisciplinary and interdependent nature of high-performance sporting teams have been highlighted in BJSM editorials. Central in these commentaries has been the importance of collective decision-making and shared responsibilities. With sports medicine teams growing rapidly, sport has become somewhat of an ‘arms race’, with team owners often convinced that the secret to developing a winning franchise lies in the quality of the backroom staff. When assembling a sports medicine team to support the coaches and athletes, what should owners be looking for? What are the characteristics of a highly effective sports medicine team? Here, we provide a perspective from 12 different high-performance organisations based in four countries.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 04:47
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 04:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperative behavior, humans, interpersonal relations, organisational culture, organisational innovation, patient care team,; sports medicine, elite performance, sporting organisation
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098426
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36401

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