About Me

I am a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Mississippi State University. My Doctorate is from the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. My Masters' and Undergraduate Degrees are both from Delta State University.

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Travels

It seems like forever since my last International Travel, but I have my flight and rooms booked for Europe. Yes, looks like I will be adding another continent and two countries to my passport. I'm going to London and then La Coruna, Spain to present at a conference. That makes Japan, China, Australia, Canada and now UK and Spain. Now I just need a trip to South America, Africa and Antarctica and I will have stepped foot on all 7 Continents (not that I think I will ever make it to Antarctica). I am also designing another coaching study that I am hoping will allow me to go the 2012 Olympics in London so this trip can be a way to scope out the area!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Travel Experiences

I created this blog to keep everyone updated with my travel experiences as I collect data on the development of expertise within coaching and present those findings. I presented findings from interviews and observations of Bobby Bowden and Tommy Bowden at AIESEP in Sapporo, Japan and at AAHPERD in Fort Worth, Texas in the Winter/Spring of 2008. I have attended Sport Steering Committee meetings in Washington, D.C. for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. A trip to Beijing China for the Olympics in 2008 allowed me to collect data for a research project on self-presentation strategies of the Men's and Women's USA Olympic Swimming Coaches (Eddie Reese and Jack Bauerle). I had the opportunity to present coaching education research to faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and guest lecture on Expertise in Coaching. Presentations in Vancouver, BC, Canada prior to the Olypmic games provided enromous insight into current coaching education practices and I am looking forward to the possibility of presenting in Spain fall of 2010. I have plenty of pictures at the bottom of this blog showing my travels, so enjoy!

Current Articles

Vickers, B., & Schoenstedt, L. (in Press 2011). Coaching Development: Methods for Youth Sport

Introduction. Strategies,

Vickers, B., & Hale, B.. (2010). Perceptions of Self-Development throughout the Spectrum of

Coaching Expertise. Journal of Coaching Education

Vickers, B. & Schoenstedt, L (Submitted 2010). Identity Formation through Varying Levels of

Coaching Expertise. Sport Science Review

Vickers, B., (2010). Peer Interactions throughout Coach Development. Sport Science Review,

19 (1-2), 31-46.

McCullick, B., Mason, I., Schempp, P.G., Foo, C., Vickers, B., Connolly, G., (2009). A Scrutiny of

the Coaching Education Program Scholarship Since 1995. Quest, 61 (3), 322-335.

Vickers, B. (2008). Health Promotion in Coaching: Possibilities for Improving the Profession.

International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 11, 57-68.

McCullick, B., Metzler, M., Cicek, S., Jackson, J., & Vickers, B. (2008). Kids Say the Darndest

Things: PETE Program Assessment Through the Eyes of Children. Journal of Teaching in

Physical Education, 27(1), 4-20.

Vickers, B. (2007). Burnout/Motivation and its Mediation throughout a Career. The GAAHPERD

Journal, 40 (1), 24-30.

McCullick, B., Schempp, P., Hsu, S., Jung, J., Vickers, B., & Schuknecht, G. (2006). An Analysis

of the Working Memory of Expert Sport Instructors. Journal of Teaching in Physical

Education, 25, 149-165.

Professional Presentations

Vickers, B., (2010, October). NCAA Coaches’ Perceptions of Coaching Education. AIESEP World Congress. A Coruna, Spain.

Vickers, B. (2009, November). Identity Formation throughout Varying Levels of Coaching Expertise. International Council for Coach Education Global Coach Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Vickers, B. (2009, November). Modes of Learning Utilized by Coaches to Increase Knowledge and Understanding. International Council for Coach Education Global Coach Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Vickers, B. (2009, September). Communities of Practice and Peer Interactions of Elite Southeastern Conference Head Football Coaches. AIESEP World Congress. Pensacola, Florida.

Vickers, B. (2008, November). The Development of Expertise in Coaching, Queensland University of Technology; Brisbane, Australia.

Vickers, B. (2008, April). Peer Interactions throughout Coach Development, AAHPERD National Convention. Fort Worth, TX.

Vickers, B., Schempp, P.G., & McCullick, B.A. (2008, January). Perceptions of Self-Development through the Spectrum of Coaching Expertise, AIESEP World Congress. Sapporo, Japan.

Jones, E., Schempp, P.G., McCullick, B.A., Vickers, B., & Lux, K. (2008, January). A Study of Readings Recommended by Expert Coaches, AIESEP World Congress. Sapporo, Japan.

McCullick, B.A., Vickers, B., Mason, I., & Schempp, P.G. (2006, July). An Analysis of Published Coaching Education Research 1995-2005, AIESEP World Congress. Jyvaskyla, Finland.