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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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The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence). Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this free course:


‘Building resilience’ reading: © The Open University.

‘Planned disruptions and REBT’ reading: © The Open University.

‘Developing team resilience’ reading: Morgan, P.B.C., Fletcher, D. & Sarkar, M. (2019). ‘Developing team resilience: A season-long study of psychosocial enablers and strategies in a high-level sports team’. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. Elsevier


Introduction image: © mrgao/iStock

Section 2 image: © AlessandroZocc/iStock

Figure 1: adapted from Fletcher and Sarker 2016

Figure 2: © BelievePerform

Section 4 image: © Patrik Giardino/Getty

Section 5 image: © FRANCK FIFE/Contributor/Getty


‘Athlete wellbeing and engagement’ video: Swimming Australia,

‘Coach resilience (Part 2)’ video: © The Open University.

‘The importance of team resilience’ audio: Courtesy of

‘Building children’s resilience’ video: used with the permission of Home-Start Central Bedfordshire.

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