Professor Hancock's Research

Published Book Chapters

  1. Ste-Marie, D. M., & Hancock, D. J. (in press). The use of observation as a method to develop expertise in coaching and officiating. In J. Baker, & D. Farrow (Eds.), The handbook of sport expertise. Routledge.
  2. Cote, J., Hancock, D. J., & Abernethy, B. (2014). Nurturing talent in youth sport. In A. G. Papaioannou, & D. Hackfort (Eds.), Routledge companion to sport and exercise psychology: Global perspectives and fundamental concepts (pp. 22-33). New York, NY: Routledge. 
  3. Cote, J., Hancock, D. J., Fisher, S., & Gurd, B. (2014). Talent in ice hockey: Age, neighborhood, and training. In K. Armour (Ed.), Pedagogical cases in physical education and youth sport (pp. 89-100). New York, NY: Routledge.
  4. Hancock, D. J., & Cote, J. (2014). Birth advantages, social agents, and talent development in youth sport. In A. R. Gomes, R. Resende, & A. Albuquerque (Eds.), Positive human functioning from a multidimensional perspective. Volume 3: Promoting high performance (pp. 15-32). New York, NY: Nova Science.

 Publications in Refereed Journals

  1. Hancock, D. J., Dawson, D. J., & Auger, D. (in press). Why Ref? Understanding sport officials' motivations to begin, continue, and quit. Movement & Sport Sciences.
  2. Hancock, D.J., Ste-Marie, D. M., & Starkes, J. L. (in press). The relative age effect in female gymnastics: A flip-flop phenomenon. International Journal of Sport Psychology.
  3. Cote, J., & Hancock, D. J. (2014). Evidence-based policies for youth sport programs. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. (Special issue on the future of youth sport). doi: 10.1080/19406940.2014.919338.
  4. Gustafsson, H., Hancock, D. J., & Cote, J. (2014). Describing citation structures in sport burnout literature. A citation network analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 620-626.
  5. Hancock, D. J., & Ste-Marie, D. M. (2014). Describing strategies used by elite, intermediate, and novice ice hockey referees. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85, 351-364.
  6. Imtiaz, F., Hancock, D. J., Vierimaa, M., & Cote, J. (2014). Place of development and dropout in youth ice hockey. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 234-244.
  7. Turnnidge, J., Cote, J., & Hancock, D. J. (2014). Positive youth development from sport to life: Explicit or implicit transfer? Quest, 66, 203-217.
  8. Turnnidge, J., Hancock, D. J., & Cote, J. (2014). The influence of birth date and place of development on youth sport participation. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 24, 461-468.
  9. Hancock, D. J., Adler, A. L., & Cote, J. (2013). A proposed theoretical model to explain relative age effects in sport. European Journal of Sport Science, 13, 630-637.
  10. Hancock, D. J., Seal, K., Young, B. W., Weir, P. L., & Ste-Marie, D. M. (2013). Examining mechanisms that contribute to relative age effects in pre-pubescent female ice hockey players. Talent Development & Excellence, 5, 59-66.
  11. Hancock, D. J., & Ste-Marie, D. M. (2013). Gaze behaviors and decision making accuracy of higher- and lower-level ice hockey referees. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14, 66-71.
  12. Hancock, D. J., Ste-Marie, D. M., & Young, B. W. (2013). Coach selections and the relative age effect in male youth ice hockey. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84, 126-130.
  13. Hancock, D. J., Rymal, A. M., & Ste-Marie, D. M. (2011). A triadic comparison of the use of observational learning amongst team sport athletes, coaches, and officials. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 236-241.
  14. Hancock, D. J., Young, B. W., & Ste-Marie, D. M. (2011). Effects of a rule change that eliminates body-checking on the relative age effect in Ontario minor ice hockey. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29, 1399-1406.
  15. Hancock, D. J., Ste-Marie, D. M., & Schinke, R. J. (2010). The development and skills of expert Major Junior hockey player agents. Talent Development & Excellence, 2, 51-62.
  16. Hancock, D. J., Ste-Marie, D. M., & Young, B. W. (2008). Birth date and birth place effects in National Hockey League draftees 2000-2005: Comments on Baker and Logan (2007). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42, 948-949.
  17. Dube, T. V., Schinke, R. J., Hancock, D. J., & Dubuc, N. G. (2007). The social support experiences of Major Junior ice hockey players in a physically removed region of Canada. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6, 393-400.
  18. Schinke, R. J., Hancock, D. J., Dubuc, N. G., & Dorsch, K. G. (2006). Looking to the future of sport psychology: An introduction. Athletic Insight, 8,