Dr. Jean Côté


Dr. Jean Côté is professor and Director in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada).  His research interests are in the areas of children in sport, coaching, positive youth development, and sport expertise.  Dr. Côté has published more than 130 refereed papers on a variety of sport psychology and coaching topics and 50 book chapters.  He has delivered 50 keynote addresses at major national and international conferences, over 100 invited presentations, and 260 refereed conference presentations.  Dr. Côté, in collaboration with Dr. Ronnie Lidor, has completed the first comprehensive book on talent development in children’s sport which was published in 2013 by Fitness Information Technology.

Between 1999 and 2017, Dr. Côté has received as a Principal Investigator 6 consecutive grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to fund his research work.  His most recent work involves the use of observation techniques to examine the influence of different types of coach-athletes relationships on athletes’ outcomes and the development of a Transformational Coaching workshop that focuses on positive youth development.


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