International Sport Coaching Journal E-Version and Print Subscription
International Sport Coaching Journal (ISCJ) seeks to advance the profession of coaching through research articles, informative essays, experiential accounts, and systematic applications that enhance the education, development of knowledge, leadership, and best practices of coaches.
The International Sport Coaching Journal (ISCJ) seeks to advance the profession of coaching through research articles, informative essays, experiential accounts, and systematic applications that enhance the education, development of knowledge, leadership, and best practices of coaches. A joint venture of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), ISCJ will publish a blend of relevant studies, technical insights, examples of coaching methods employed around the world, engaging front-line stories, and thought-provoking commentaries.
With an international editorial board composed of professionals engaged in coaching, coaching education, and coaching research, ISCJ is an all-inclusive medium that extends beyond the research community to all coaches, both paid and unpaid, full- and part-time, to expand their knowledge in all facets of coaching. The journal features scientific articles about coaching and coaching education that appeal to practicing coaches, administrators, and researchers; showcase best practices; and establish a more universal language in coaching.
ISCJ is unique in that all material centers on the role, qualifications, competencies, strategies, methods, and applications of coaches rather than on sports and athletes in general. Each issue of ISCJ includes seven sections that will benefit a diverse range of coaches, including an opening editor’s note, peer-reviewed articles, innovations in the field, reports of specific successful documented initiatives that demonstrate best practices, insights on various issues or approaches in coaching and coaching education, reviews of worthwhile reading in coaching research and practice, and relevant papers and abstracts from coaching conferences. Select issues may focus on important topics, such as motivation in coaching or new approaches in the field.
ISCJ is available in an online format, allowing subscribers many advantages such as the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to all back issues. Single print issues are available for an additional fee. Subscribers can sign up to receive the table of contents of each issue by e-mail when a new issue has been published.
Wade Gilbert, PhD, is a professor and sport psychology coordinator in the department of kinesiology at California State University, Fresno. Gilbert's areas of expertise include coaching science, sport and exercise psychology, physical education, talent development, and youth sport. Dr. Gilbert’s work is widely published, and in 2013 he coedited the Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching. In addition to serving as coeditor for the International Sports Coaching Journal, he is an associate editor for the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. Gilbert regularly consults with coaches and athletes across a range of sports and is a scientific advisor to BeLikeCoach, a national nonprofit organization that improves the quality of youth sport settings in the United States.