Bettina Callary PhD is the Canada Research Chair in Sport Coaching and Adult Learning and an Associate Professor in the Department of Experiential Studies in Community and Sport at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She researches topics in coach education, learning, and development, coach developers, psychosocial aspects of Masters athletes and long term development, and qualitative research methods. Dr. Callary is the editor-in-chief for the International Sport Coaching Journal. She is on the editorial board for Sports Coaching Review and the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. She is also an alpine ski coach and coach developer.
Bradley W. Young PhD is a full professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has researched and published widely on topics relating to the psycho-social aspects of lifelong sport participation, the effective programming of Masters sport, and promotional messaging for recruiting more adults to sport. He writes and speaks about how and why older sportspersons commit to sport, the nature of barriers to sport participation in older adults, and instructional approaches with Masters athletes. His work is important to organizations and coaches seeking to use evidence-based practices to ensure Quality Masters Sport experiences for all middle-aged and older adults. A fledgling Masters athlete himself, a former university athletics coach, and currently a community coach, he has served as an advisor to the Coaching Association of Canada on Masters Athletes and is presently an advisor to Active Aging Canada and a member of a pan-Canadian network on Physical Literacy in Older Adults.
Scott Rathwell PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Scott’s research focuses on the psychosocial factors related to lifelong sport and the mechanisms through which Masters athletes maintain their elite performance. He also researches how university sport can be used to promote varsity athletes’ personal and psychosocial growth. Finally, he is currently studying the influence of psychological factors during athletes’ return to play following a diagnosed concussion.