As part of a new initiative for the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems to share our work to a wider audience, we are recording presentations our researchers and PhD students have given at key international and domestic conferences.
Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Using systems archetypes to understand common and recurring issues in sports coaching’.
Presented by Dr Scott McLean at the 9th World Congress on Science and Football, Melbourne, 4-7 June 2019.
Systems thinking, a fundamental approach for understanding complexity is beginning to gain traction in sport science. Systems archetypes (SAs) describe common recurring patterns of system behaviours and have been used extensively in other domains to explain the systemic influences on behaviour. SAs look at the deeper levels of systemic structure by identifying what creates system behaviours, which supports the development of interventions to identify and resolve problem sources.