Cheering on athletes at the Pan American Games are support providers that have helped the athlete achieve at the highest levels of sport. These VIPs provide emotional, esteem, information and tangible support to reduce stressors and enable the athlete to focus on training and competition. Whether they are a coach, member of the athlete’s integrated support team, a parent, a spouse or a friend, these individuals are critical to athletic success. Gain insight into this relationship in new research from the University of Toronto.
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