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Developing resilience in sport
Developing resilience in sport

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This free course was written by Nichola Kentzer.

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‘What is resilience?’ reading: © The Open University

‘Recent developments in team resilience’ reading: ‘Recent developments in team resilience research in elite sport’, Current Opinion in Psychology, Elsevier


Introduction image: © Ruslan Sitarchuk/

Section 1 image: © Vitezslav Vylicil/

Figure 1: Adapted from Fletcher, A., and Sarker, M. (2012) ‘A grounded theory of psychological resilience in Olympic champions’ Vol 13, Issue 5. Psychology of Sport Exercise. 2012 Elsevier

Section 4 image: © Belish/Shutterstock

Section 5 image: photobac/123RF

Section 6 image: © Shestock/Getty


‘Introduction to resilience’ video: Courtesy of Resilient Option,

‘The Merthyr mermaid’ video: © BBC

‘Coach resilience (Part 1)’ video: © The Open University. Female swimmer in pool: WK-Production/Creatas Video+/Getty Images Plus

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