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Frank Smoll and Ron Smith's research with young athletes who play for coaches who stress personal improvement, having fun and giving maximum effort was featured in University Week.

Co-authors are Sean Cumming, a former UW postdoctoral researcher who is now a lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Bath in England, and Joel Grossbard , a UW psychology doctoral student. “Motivational coaching climate outscores winning for young athletes”,