About the Author
Glyn C. Roberts, PhD, has been a professor of psychology at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences since 1998. He was a professor of sport psychology in the department of kinesiology at the University of Illinois. His research has focused on the motivational determinants of achievement, and he has been particularly concerned with the motivation of children in the competitive sport experience. Dr. Roberts has focused on how coaches coach and how the climate the coach creates affects the motivation, achievement, and persistence of children and adolescents. He has been involved in research grants for over $2 million. He has over 200 publications, including 15 books and more than 70 book chapters. He has several distinguished scholar awards, including the Honour Award of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP, 1997) and the Coleman Griffith Scholar Award for 2008 of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Dr. Roberts is a distinguished scholar of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA, 1998). Dr. Roberts was president of NASPSPA (1981-82), president of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (1999-2003), founding president of Division 12 (Sport Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP, 1994-1998), and president of AASP (2010-11). He has also served as the secretary general of ISSP and has been on the board of directors of IAAP (1984-1996; 2006-2014). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and a founding fellow of AASP, and he is one of only two sport psychologists who have been elected a fellow of IAAP. Darren C. Treasure, PhD, is a former tenured associate professor at Arizona State University with an appointment in the department of kinesiology and an adjunct position in the department of psychology. Darren has held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has published over 50 scientific articles and book chapters on motivation and the psychology of peak performance and made invited keynote presentations at conferences in France, Norway, Finland, and the United Kingdom. Treasure currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he consults with Nike in the role of high-performance director for the Oregon Project, a program that provides elite-level Nike-sponsored U.S. distance runners with the coaching, sports medicine, and sport science necessary for competing at the international level and ultimately winning medals at World Championships and the Olympic Games. From 2005 to 2009 Treasure was the author and lead consultant on a high-performance initiative in the athletic department at the University of California at Berkeley that enhances coaching, sports medicine, and sport science support systems. Dr. Treasure is the author of the hugely successful National Federation of State High School Associations' core coaching education course, Fundamentals of Coaching launched in 2007.