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Lab Director / Head Coach

Dr. Gordon Bloom is a Professor of Sport Psychology at McGill University who has worked with the world’s leading coaches and athletes as both a researcher and sport psychology practitioner for over 20 years. He is currently the director of the McGill Sport Psychology Research Laboratory, where there are currently two inter-related themes of research that have important implications for maximizing the benefits that Canadians accrue through sport participation:

    (1) the knowledge, strategies and behaviours of coaches
    (2) the psychosocial aspects of post concussion rehabilitation in athletes  

 The majority of research has taken place under theme one, and involves identifying effective knowledge, strategies, and behaviours employed by coaches in terms of leadership practices, mentoring, and team building to develop successful and well-balanced athletes. This research has led to a number of conclusions and applied recommendations that explain what differentiates effective coaches from ineffective ones. Related to this, he has received numerous invitations from academic and sport coaching associations to present his research to scientists, administrators, and coaches at various levels of sport in many different countries. He currently works for the United States Olympic Committee as part of their National Team Coach Leader Education Program. He has also been invited to present his practical coaching knowledge and research in countries like Singapore, Finland, South Africa, Ireland and Japan. On the second theme, his research program has answered questions pertaining to the psychological and social factors that affect and improve recovery from concussions. For example, the results have identified the serious emotional responses (depression, attempted suicide) and reduced academic performance that athletes with this injury experience. The results of this research highlight the need for practitioners to incorporate social and psychological components for treating concussed athletes, particularly those with long-term symptoms. His 2004 publication in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Sport psychology and concussion: New impacts to explore) remains one of the first empirical publications to link sport psychology and concussions.

In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities at McGill, Dr. Bloom is a member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. In his professional practice, Dr. Bloom has consulted with amateur, professional, Olympic, and Paralympic athletes and taught them how to use mental skills to accelerate their level of performance in sport and life.

 

Current Students/
Assistant Coaches

Lea-Cathrin Dohme

Hometown:Holly
Hamelin, Germany

Degrees:
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sport and Exercise, Leeds Metropolitan University UK (2012); MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Leeds Metropolitan University UK (2013); PhD Sport Psychology, Leeds Beckett University UK (2017).

Current Position:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – present), McGill University

Research Interests:
The results of my doctoral dissertation provided an in-depth understanding of the psychological development of elite-level youth tennis players. Conducted at a high performance tennis academy in the United Kingdom, this program involved a 15-month action research study that included athletes, coaches, and parents. Specific to the coaches, the results revealed a number of strategies that contributed to the psychological development of their athletes, such as empowering them, being a good role model, and exposing them to the right amount and type of competitions. Although the coaches employed effective strategies, they did so without formal training. This speaks to the need to develop coach education opportunities that teach strategies to facilitate their athletes’ psychological development. Consequently, the latter stage of my research focused on teaching coaches how to promote athletes’ psychological development through sport. After creating and implementing coach workshops, improvements were identified in coaches’ ability to systematically develop psychological outcomes. In addition, athletes' ability to use skills (e.g., self-talk) to regulate their psychological characteristics (e.g., focus) increased. Therefore, my work at McGill will draw on my past experiences on to work on various projects related to coaching knowledge and expertise that further coaches’ competencies to develop elite-level athletes.

About me:
My interest in the field of sport psychology originated from my background and training as a professional youth tennis player and coach. My experiences as a high performance athlete triggered a desire to help coaches learn to systematically promote youth athletes psychological development. Moreover, this theory to practice desire was further enhanced through my experiences teaching in the Sports Coaching degree at Leeds Beckett University. Additionally, I have been actively involved in coach education projects in the UK and around the world. For example, in 2014 I helped develop and run an athlete-centered curriculum and coach education program that was commissioned by the Department of Education of the Republic of the Philippines. In 2015 I developed resources for Coaching Ireland that were designed to further coaches’ knowledge in relation to youth athletes’ physical and psychological development. Beyond academia, I still enjoy coaching tennis and remaining physically active.

Publications:
Dohme, L.-C., Backhouse, S., Piggott, D., & Morgan, G. (2016). Categorizing and defining popular psychological terms used within the youth athlete talent development literature: A systematic review. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10, 134-163. doi.org/10.1080/1750984X.2016.1185451

Dohme, L.-C., Backhouse, S., Piggott, D., & Morgan, G. (in progress). Psychological skills and characteristics that facilitate the development of talented athletes: A systematic review.

Lara-Bercial, S., Dohme, L.-C., Ranking-Wright, A., & Ripoll, S. (in progress). Did the coaches learn and how do we know? Evaluation of the Coach Advancement Programme of the Philippines Academy of Sport.

 

William Falcão

Hometown:Holly
Brasilia, DF, Brazil

Degrees:
BA in Psychology, University of Brasilia (2006); Teaching Degree in Psychology, University of Brasilia (2007); MA in Sport Psychology, McGill University (2010).

Current Degree:
PhD (2012 - present), McGill University

Funding:
Recipient of the 2012 Bloomberg-Manulife Doctoral Fellowship that is awarded to Ph.D. students in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education whose research will impact the areas of physical activity, health, and well-being.

Research Interests:
The research for my doctoral degree focuses on teaching coaches how to promote psychosocial development through sport. This will be accomplished by investigating a recently developed yet understudied coaching strategy called Athlete-Centered Approach (ACA). The ACA uses problem solving strategies to empower athletes to make choices inside and outside of sports (Kidman, 2001; de Souza & Oslin, 2008). To properly implement ACA, coaches must use a humanistic philosophy to guide their attitudes and behaviours (Lyle, 2010; Lombardo, 1987; Shaffer, 1978). This philosophy was described as responsive to change, developing freedom for athletes, setting clear goals, gradually relinquishing control, providing problem-solving opportunities, and individualizing the coaching process (Lombardo, 1987). The goal of both the ACA and the humanistic coaching philosophy is the holistic development of athletes – that is, both the person and the athlete (Kidman, 2001; Lombardo, 1987; Lyle, 2010; Mallett & Rynne, 2010). It is widely accepted that positive approaches to coaching, such as ACA and humanistic philosophy, are the best ways of promoting psychosocial outcomes (cf. Smith & Smoll, 1990; Smith, Smoll, & Curtis, 1979) and recent studies suggest that they can also influence long-term maintenance of healthy lifestyles (Petitpas, Cornelius, Van Raalte, & Jones, 2005; Weiss, 2008). However, the use of ACA and humanistic philosophy are still rudimentary in coaching science (Cassidy, 2010). Thus, my PhD research goals are to implement ACA to youth sport coaching and to develop a theoretically and conceptually sound coach training protocol that should ultimately foster psychosocial development, health, and well-being.

About me:
I am an international student from Brazil who first came to McGill during the fall of 2005 as an undergraduate exchange student. At the time, I volunteered in Dr. Bloom’s sport psychology laboratory. That experience motivated me to return to Canada for my graduate studies. Given my experiences growing up in a developing country, I became a strong advocate for the use of sport as a way to promote psychosocial development in young athletes. At McGill I pursued this passion during my Master’s degree and I’m continuing it with my Ph.D. When not working on my doctoral degree, I am the sport psychology consultant for the McGill men’s soccer team, a part-time teacher at a local college, and a college women’s basketball coach.

Publications:
Falcão, W.R., Bloom, G.A., & Bennie, A. (in press). Coaches’ experiences learning and applying the content of a humanistic coaching workshop in youth sport settings. International Sport Coaching Journal.

Douglas, S., Falcão, W.R., & Bloom, G.A. (in press). Career development and learning pathways of Paralympic coaches with a disability. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.

Falcão, W.R., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2015). Coaches’ perceptions of team cohesion in Paralympic sports. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 32 (3), 206-222.

Sullivan, P., Whitaker-Campbell, T., Bloom, G.A., & Falcão, W. R. (2014). A confirmatory factor analysis of the Coach Behavior Scale for Sport. Journal of Sport Behavior, 37 (2), 190-202.

Bloom, G.A., Falcão, W. R., & Caron, J. G. (2014). Coaching high performance athletes: Implications for coach training. In A.R. Gomes, R. Resende, & A. Albuquerque (Eds.), Positive human functioning from a multidimensional perspective: Volume 3, Promoting high performance, (pp. 107-132). New York: Nova Science.

Fachina, R. J. F. G., Silva, A. C., Falcão, W. R., Montagner, P. C., Borin, J. P., Minozzo, F. C., Falcão, D. M., Vancini, R. L., Poston, B., & Lira, C. A. B. (2013). The influence of whole-body vibration on creatine kinase activity and jumping performance in basketball players. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84, 503–511.

Falcão, W. R., Bloom, G. A., & Gilbert, W. D. (2012). Coaches’ Perceptions of a coach training program designed to promote youth developmental outcomes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24, 429–444.

 

Jordan Lefebvre

Hometown: Holly
Saint-Denis de Brompton, Quebec

Undergraduate Degree:
BA in Psychology, Clinical Concentration, Bishop’s University;
MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Queen’s University.

Current Degree:
PhD (in progress), Sport Psychology, McGill University.

Funding:
Recipient of the Doctoral Student Entrance Fellowship.

Research Interests:
My Master’s thesis investigated the prevalence of effective leadership behaviours of head coaches in youth sport. Among our findings, head coaches primarily displayed leadership through individualized consideration and inspirational motivation. Despite our findings, the research indicates that athletes are also subjected to the coinciding influences of assistant coaches, as well as formal and informal athlete leaders. Therefore, the research for my doctoral degree will explore the leadership dynamics within and across all leadership groups, and their collective impact on the athletic performance and personal development of athletes.

About me:
My interest in the field of sport psychology originates from my upbringing engrained within a high performance sport environment. My personal experiences playing varsity rugby at a Canadian University helped me recognize the role coaches play in facilitating the development and enjoyment of athletes. These experiences led me to focus my doctoral program of research on effective coach leadership beahviours. To contribute to this line of inquiry, I hope to acquire the expertise necessary to conduct rigorous and seminal research throughout my PhD. Beyond academia, I enjoy coaching youth hockey and rugby.

Publications:
Bloom, G. A., Lefebvre, J. S., & Smith, P. (in press). Canadian case study conversation: Mentorship in elite women’s ice hockey. In F. C. Chambers (Ed.), Learning to mentor in sports coaching: A design thinking approach. New York: Routledge.

Lefebvre, J. S., Evans, M. B, Turnnidge, J., Gainforth, H. L., & Côté, J. (2016). Describing and classifying coach development programs: A synthesis of empirical research and applied practice. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 11(6), 887-899.

Lefebvre, J. S., & Cote, J. (in progress). A systematic observation of coach leadership behaviours in youth sport.

Grant, M., Bloom, G. A, & Lefebvre, J. S. (in progress). A formalized coach mentoring program with US lacrosse.

Lefebvre, J. S., Cowburn, I., Martin, L. J., & Côté, J. (in progress). Understanding the role of ‘Player Development Coaches’ in the Nation Hockey League: A qualitative examination.

David Urquhart

Hometown: Holly
Thorold, Ontario

Degrees:
B.Comm – Concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship, McGill University

Current Degree:
MA (in progress), Sport Psychology, McGill University

Research Interests:
High performance coaching and leadership

About me:
Sport psychology has played an important role in my development as a professional hockey player and in my current role as a University assistant hockey coach. My interest stems back to my first year as a student-athlete at McGill. Our team sport psychology sessions first introduced me to the importance of the mental side of the game, including the importance of leadership and team dynamics. This experience helped raise my game to a new level, including the transition from playing at McGill to the American Hockey League and to Serie A in Italy. Following my playing career, I accepted the challenge of rejoining the McGill Redmen hockey team as the assistant coach. My career goal is to coach professional hockey and I hope that studying coaching science in our sport psychology graduate program will enhance my coaching knowledge and skills. My research will focus on how successful coaches build and facilitate a successful hockey organization.

 

Pierre Lepage

Hometown: Holly
Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Degrees:
BSc in Kinesiology, University of Orleans, France.
BBA with concentration in Sport Management, Shorter University, United States.

Current Degree:
MA (in progress) Sport Psychology, McGill University

Research Interests:
Youth coaching in disability sport

Funding:
Recipient of the 2016/2017 McGill International Student Research Master’s Fellowship

About me:
Given my years of experience as a high performance athlete in soccer, I naturally developed a deep interest in understanding the science of coaching. I competed as a developmental academy player for a European professional team and as a varsity athlete in both Canada and the United States. Having skilled coaches are important in helping a player both enjoy the sport and reach higher levels of achievement. Recently, I have been exposed to the disability sport setting, including learning  from world-renowned researchers in this domain who helped me develop a deep interest in this field. Therefore, building on my own athletic experiences and academic background, my goal is to study the effective knowledge and behaviours used by youth sport coaches in disability settings.

Becca Steins

Hometown: Holly
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Degrees:
BA in Sport and Exercise Science and BA in Psychology, Drury University, United States

Current Degree:
MA (in progress) Sport Psychology, McGill University

Research Interests:
Psychological aspects of sport-concussions

Funding:
Recipient of the 2017-18 McGill International Research Master’s Award (MIRMA) and the 2017-18 Cooke Fellowship

About me:
My interest in sport psychology is rooted in the lessons I learned during my basketball career, which included playing at the Division II level in the United States. Specifically, many of my coaches pushed me mentally to improve my on-court performance. A great deal of my mental toughness actually developed off the court, as I dealt with the many sport injuries I suffered during my athletic career. My specific interest in concussions emerged as a result of the injuries I have personally experienced as well as from a series of behavioral neuroscience courses that I took in University that discussed the body-mind relationship. I am planning to study the recovery process for athletes with concussions.

Kathleen Belanger-Finn

Hometown: Holly
Saint-Lambert, Quebec

Degrees:
BSc, Major in Biology & Minor in Psychology, Mount St. Mary’s University, USA

Current Degree:
MA (in progress) Sport Psychology, McGill University

Research Interests:
Coaching and Leadership

About me:
My interest in sport psychology stems from playing basketball at a high-performance level. I played at the CÉGEP level in Quebec before being recruited to play as a Division 1 athlete in the NCAA. I became interested in the mental aspects of the game through my college basketball experiences. I played a high-pressure position of point guard which meant that I was often in charge of keeping the team on task with the coach’s game plan. As a result of my athletic experiences, I was interested in improving my leadership skills as a way to enhance my teammates’ performance. As I gained experience, I became team captain and increasingly involved in helping the younger players on my team. For these reasons, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in sport psychology, specializing in coaching and leadership. My research interests include the development of a culture in a sports program, and specifically how good leaders embrace their culture.

 

Former Graduate Students/
Alumni

Chantal Vallée, 2002

Publications:
Vallée, C.N., & Bloom, G.A., (2005). Building a successful university sport program: Key and common elements of expert coaches. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 17 (3), 179-196.

.Vallée, C.N., & Bloom, G.A., (2016). Four keys to building a championship culture. International Sport Coaching Journal, 3 (2), 170-177.

Current Position:
Head Coach, University of Windsor CIS basketball team

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Julie Vanier, 2002

Publications:
Vanier, J.L., & Bloom, G.A., (2005). Personal experiences, rules, procedures, and aspects of aggression in competitive women's ice hockey. Avante, 11 (2), 66-82.

Bloom, G.A., & Vanier, J.L., (2004). Coaches' perceptions of aggression in elite women's ice hockey. In D.J. Pearsall & A. B. Ashare (Eds.), Safety in Ice Hockey, Fourth Volume, ASTM STP 1446, pp. 12-25. West Conshohocken, PA: American Society for Testing and Materials International.

Current Position:
Research Project Manager, ELGAN Study, Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatric Neurology.

 

Amanda Horton , 2002

Publications:
Bloom, G.A., Horton, A.S., McCrory, P., & Johnston, K.M. (2004). Sport psychology and concussion: New impacts to explore. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 38 (5), 519-521.

Current Position:
Physical Education Instructor at Vanier College CEGEP, Montreal.

 

Tracey Heller, 2003

Publications:
Heller, T. L., Bloom, G. A., Neil, G. I., & Salmela, J. H. (2005). Sources of stress in NCAA Division I women ice hockey players. Athletic Insight: The Online Journal of Sport Psychology, 7, http:www.athleticinsight.com/Vol7Iss4/SourcesofStress.htm

Current Position:
Ph. D., Counseling Psychology, speciaizing in Sports Psychology, Florida State University. Currently practicing in California.

 

Tammy Wickwire, 2003

Publications:
Wickwire, T.L., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2004). The environment, structure, and interaction process of elite same-sex dyadic sport teams. The Sport Psychologist, 18 (4), 381-396.

Bloom, G.A., Stevens, D.E., & Wickwire, T.L. (2003). Expert coaches' perceptions of team building. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 15 (2), 129-143.

Current Position:
Psychology Instructor at Mount Royal College, Calgary.

 

Martin Dupuis, 2004

Publications:
Dupuis, M., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2006). Team captains' perceptions of athlete leadership. Journal of Sport Behavior, 29 (1), 60-78.

Current Position:
Research Associate, Université de Montreal

 

Kim Shapcott, 2004

Publications:
Shapcott, K.M., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2007). Factors influencing aggressive and assertive intentions of women ice hockey players. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 38 (2), 145-162.

Current Position:
PhD, University of Western Ontario. Sport Psychology Consultant.

 

Kerry Cregan, 2005

Publications:
Cregan, K., Bloom, G.A., & Reid, G. (2007). Career evolution and knowledge of elite coaches of swimmers with a physical disability. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 78 (4), 339-350.

Current Position:

Fundraising Coordinator

 

Erin Shapcott, 2005

Publications:
Shapcott, E. J. B., Bloom, G. A., Johnston, K. M., Loughead, T. M., & Delaney, J. S. (2007). The effects of explanatory style on concussed athletes. NeuroRehabilitation, 22 (3), 161-167.

Bloom, G.A., Loughead, T.M., Shapcott, E.J.B., Johnston, K.M., & Delaney, J.S. (2008). The prevalence and recovery of concussed male and female collegiate athletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 8 (5), 295-303.

Current Position:
Physiotherapist

 

Julie Newin, 2006

Publications:julie
Newin, J., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2008). Youth ice hockey coaches perceptions of a team building intervention program. The Sport Psychologist, 22 (1), 54-72

Bloom, G.A., Loughead, T.M., & Newin, J. (2008). Team building for youth sport. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 79 (9), 44-47.

Current Position:
Elementary School Physical Education Teacher.

 

Julie Senécal, 2006

Publications:julie
Senécal, J., Loughead, T.M., & Bloom, G.A. (2008). A season-long team building intervention program: Examining the effect of team goal setting on cohesion. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 30 (2), 186-199.

Current Position:
Lecturer at Université Sherbrooke & Sport Psychology Consultant.

 

 

Adam Carter, 2007

Publications:Holly

Carter, A. D., & Bloom, G.A. (2009). Coaching knowledge and success: Going beyond athletic experiences. Journal of Sport Behavior, 32 (4), 419-437.

Current Position:
Management Consultant.

 

Laurie Wilson, 2008

Publications:Holly
Wilson, L.M, Bloom, G.A., & Harvey, W.J. (2010). Sources of knowledge acquisition: Perspectives of the high school teacher/coach. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 15 (4), 383-399.

Current Position:
High School Physical and Health Education Teacher.


Catherine Duchesne, 2008

Publications:cath
Duchesne, C., Bloom, G.A., & Sabiston, C.M. (2011). Intercollegiate coaches’ experiences with elite international athletes in an American sport context. International Journal of Coaching Science, 5 (2), 49-68.

Current Position:
Ph.D. Candidate, Psychologie, option Neuropsychologie et Sciences Cognitive, Université de Montréal.

 

 

Kristina Hassell, 2008

Publications:Holly

Hassell, K., Sabiston, C.M, & Bloom, G.A. (2010). Exploring the multiple dimensions of social support among elite female adolescent swimmers. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 41 (4), 340-359.

Current Position:
Fitness Consultan
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Hailey Banack, 2009

Publications:Holly
Banack, H.R., Sabiston, C.M., & Bloom, G.A. (2011). Coach autonomy support, basic need satisfaction, and intrinsic motivation of Paralympic athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82 (4), 722-730.

Banack, H.R., Bloom, G.A., & Falcao,W.R. (2012). Promoting long term athlete development in Cross Country Skiing through competency-based coach education: A qualitative study. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 7 (2), 301-316.

Current Position:
Postdoctoral fellow at the University at Buffalo.


Jon Stein, 2009

Publications:Holly
Stein, J., Bloom, G.A., & Sabiston, C.M. (2012). Influence of perceived and preferred coach feedback on youth athletes’ perceptions of team motivational climate. Psychologyof Sport and Exercise, 13 (4), 484-490.

Current Position:
Elementary School Physical & Health Education Teacher.


Joe Bucci, 2010

Publications:Holly
Bucci, J., Bloom, G.A., Loughead, T.M., & Caron, J.G. (2012). Ice hockey coaches’ perceptions of athlete leadership. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24 (3), 243-259.

Current Position:
Head Coach Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royal, Midget AAA

 

 

 

 

Holly Tawse, 2011

Publications:Holly
Tawse H., Bloom, G.A., Sabiston, C.M., & Reid, G. (2012). The role of coaches of wheelchair rugby in the development of athletes with a spinal cord injury. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 4 (2), 206-225.

Current Position:
Program Coordinator at BC Wheelchair Sports Association

 

Marc Cormier, 2011

Publications:Holly
Cormier, M.L., Bloom, G.A., & Harvey, W.J. (2015). Elite coach perceptions of cohesion on coacting teams. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 10 (6), 1039-1053.

Current Position:
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky.

 

Scotty Rathwell, 2012

HollyPublications:
Rathwell, S., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2014). Head coaches’ perceptions on the roles, selection, and development of the assistant coach. International Sport Coaching Journal, 1, 5-16.

Current Position:
Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge.

 

 

 

Gillian Ferrari, 2014

Publications:Holly
Ferrari, G., Bloom, G.A., Gilbert, W.D., & Caron, J.G. (2017). Experiences of competitive masters swimmers: Desired coaching characteristics and perceived benefits. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15 (4), 409-422.

Current Position:
Leadership management consultant

 

C. A. Sinotte, 2014

Publications: Holly
Sinotte, C.A., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (2015). Roles, responsibilities, and relationships of full-time university assistant coaches. Sports Coaching Review, 4 (2), 99-114.

Current Position:
Sports Broadcaster and Reporter for TVA..

 

 

Katherine Fairhurst, 2015 ssd

Publications:Holly
Fairhurst, K.E., Bloom, G.A., & Harvey, W.J. (2017). The learning and mentoring experiences of Paralympic coaches. Disability and Health Journal, 10(2), 240-246.

Koh, K.T., Bloom, G.A., Fairhurst, K. E., Paiement, D. M., & Kee, Y. H. (2014). An investigation of a formalized mentoring program for novice basketball coaches. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45 (1), 11-32.

Current Position:
Ph.D. Candidate, Sport Psychology, West Virginia University

 

 

Charline Labonté, 2015

Current Position: Holly
Member of Canadian National Hockey Team and Hockey Instructor.

 

 

 

 

Jeemin Kim, 2015

Publications: Holly
Kim, J., Bloom, G.A., & Bennie, A. (2016). Intercollegiate coaches’ experiences and strategies for coaching first-year athletes. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 8 (4), 394-408.

Current Position:
Ph.D. Candidate, Sport Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Caron, MA 2012, PhD 2016

M.A. thesis title:Holly
The effects of career ending concussions on retired National Hockey League players.

Ph.D. dissertation title:
The development and implementation of a concussion education program for high school student-athletes

Publications:

Delaney, J.S., Caron, J.G., Correa, J.A., & Bloom, G.A. (in press). Why Professional football players chose not to reveal their concussion symptoms during a practice or game. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

Morales, D.D., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (in press). Creating and sustaining a culture of excellence: Insights from accomplished university team-sport coaches. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Caron, J.G., Rathwell, S., Delaney, J.S., Johnston, K.M., Ptito, A., & Bloom, G.A. (in press). Development, implementation and assessment of a concussion education programme for high school student-athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences.

André-Morin, D., Caron, J.G., & Bloom, G.A. (2017). Exploring the unique challenges faced by female university athletes experiencing prolonged concussion symptoms. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6 (3), 289-303.

Ferrari, G., Bloom, G.A., Gilbert, W.D., & Caron, J.G. (2017). Experiences of competitive masters swimmers: Desired coaching characteristics and perceived benefits. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15 (4), 409-422.

Morales, D.D., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (2017). Canadian University coaches’ perceptions on the importance of effective planning and communication skills. CienciAmérica, 6 (2), 1-6.

Caron, J.G., Bloom, G.A., Balish, S.M., & Harvey, W.J. (2016). Insights from adolescent athletes concerning the acquisition and dissemination of concussion information. Journal of Sport Pedagogy and Research, 2 (3), 4-13.

Caron, J.G., Bloom, G.A., Loughead, T.M., & Hoffmann, M.D. (2016). Paralympic athlete leaders’ perceptions of leadership and cohesion. Journal of Sport Behavior, 39 (3), 219-238.

Sinotte, C.A., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (2015). Roles, responsibilities, and relationships of full-time university assistant coaches. Sports Coaching Review, 4 (2), 99-114. 

Caron, J. G., Bloom, G. A., & Bennie, A. (2015). Canadian high school coaches’ experiences, insights, and perceived roles with sport-related concussions. International Sport Coaching Journal, 2, 285–297.  

Caron, J. G., Bloom, G. A., Falcão, W. R., & Sweet, S. N. (2015). An examination of concussion education programmes: A scoping review methodology. Injury Prevention, 21, 301–308.  

Caron, J. G., & Bloom, G. A. (2015). Ethical issues surrounding concussions and player safety in professional ice hockey. Neuroethics, 8, 5–13. 

Bloom, G. A., Falcao, W. R., & Caron, J. G. (2014). Coaching high performance athletes: Implications for coach training. In A. R. Gomes, R. Resende, & A. Albuquerque (Eds.), Positive human functioning from a multidimensional perspective: Promoting high performance, (Vol. 3, pp. 107-132). New York: Nova Science.

Caron, J. G., Bloom, G. A., Johnston, K. M., & Sabiston, C. M. (2013). Effects of multiple concussions on retired National Hockey League players. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35, 168–179.

Bucci, J., Bloom, G. A., Loughead, T. M., & Caron, J. G. (2012). Ice hockey coaches’ perceptions of athlete leadership. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24, 243–259.


Current Position:
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale  University

Daniela Donoso, 2016

Publications: Holly

Morales, D.D., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (in press). Creating and sustaining a culture of excellence: Insights from accomplished university team-sport coaches. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Morales, D.D., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (2017). Canadian University coaches’ perceptions on the importance of effective planning and communication skills. CienciAmérica, 6 (2), 1-6.

Current Position:
Working at the University of Twente teaching academic writing for international students

 

 

Daphnée André-Morin, 2016

Publication:Holly
André-Morin, D., Caron, J.G., & Bloom, G.A. (2017). Exploring the unique challenges faced by female university athletes experiencing prolonged concussion symptoms. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6 (3), 289-303.

Current Position:
Bilingual Support Co-ordinator at Educational Technology Company.

 

Julia Allain, 2016

Publication: Holly
Allain, J., Bloom, G.A.,& Gilbert, W.D. (under review). Knowledge and routines of NCAA hockey coaches during intermissions.

Current Position:
Psychology Teacher and Soccer Coach at USA Prep School.

 

 

Danielle Alexander, 2017

Publication:Holly
Publication: Alexander, D., Bloom, G.A., & Taylor, S.L. (in progress). Female Paralympic athlete perceptions of effective coaching practices.

Current Position:
Research Associate, McGill University

 

 

 

Liam Heelis, 2017

Publication:Holly
Heelis, L., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (in progress). Canadian Major Junior ice hockey coaches’ perceptions regarding the identification, management, and transformation of difficult athletes.

Current Position:
Ph.D. Candidate, Sport Psychology, University of Stirling

 

 

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