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Bård Erlend Solstad

Department of Sport and Social Sciences
+47 23 26 24 29 / +47 901 14 208

Area of responsibility

Bård Erlend is employed as a researcher at The Norwegian Research Centre for Children and Youth Sports. During the forthcoming years, Bård Erlend will collaborate with Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre in order to investigate whether there are differences between qualified coaches and parents who are engaged as coaches in Norwegian children and youth sports. The project aims to acquire new research-based knowledge concerning the difference between these two groups of coaches. In addition, the Norwegian Research Centre for Children and Youth Sports intends to develop guidelines in order to provide guidance to adults who are engaged in children and youth sports. Read more about Bårds project: Coach-athlete relationships


Children and youth sport, The coach-athlete relationship, Coach education, Motivation, Psychosocial effects of participation in sport.

Short biography

2012/17: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D; the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences).
2011/12: Business Administration (One-Year Study – BI Norwegian Business School).
2010/11: Practical-pedagogical Education (One-Year Study – UIA).
2008/10: Physical Education Teacher at the High School Level.
2006/10: Master Degree in Sport Psychology (The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences).
2003/06: Bachelor Degree in Sport Sciences (The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences).


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