Dr Thomas Mitchell, Senior Lecturer

Dr Thomas Mitchell

Senior Lecturer

Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching having joined Leeds Beckett University in April 2016. Tom has a research interest in the lived experiences of youth and professional footballers and how organisational culture in professional football influences the development of their Identity.

Tom has over 10 years of engagement with professional football. He provided educational support to football scholars for five years as part of their football apprenticeship through League Football Education. He has also provided sport science support to a range of professional and youth team squads throughout this time. He is also an experienced lecturer having worked in the HE in FE sector for 12 years from part time to programme leader in Sport at Doncaster College and University Centre.

More recently, Tom has engaged in performance coaching activity within professional squads working with players and staff.

Current Teaching

  • BSc Hons in Sport Coaching

Research Interests

  • Identity in Professional Football
  • Transitions within and out of Professional Football
  • Organizational Culture in Professional Football
  • Coach Developmental experiences in Professional Football
Dr Thomas Mitchell, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Mitchell T; Gledhill A; Shand R; Littlewood M; Charnock L; Till K (In press) Players’ Perceptions of the Talent Development Environment within the English Premier League and Football League. International Sport Coaching Journal

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  • Mitchell T; Rongen F; Perry J; Littlewood M; Till K (In press) Validation of the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale in Youth Academy Soccer Players. Journal of Athlete Development and Experience

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  • Till K; Eisenmann J; Emmonds S; Jones B; Mitchell T; Cowburn I; Tee J; Holmes N; Lloyd R (2020) A coaching session framework to facilitate long-term athletic development. Strength and Conditioning Journal

    https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000558

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  • Mitchell T; Gledhill A; Nesti M; Richardson D; Littlewood M (2020) Practitioner Perspectives on the Barriers Associated with Youth to Senior Transition in Elite Youth Soccer Academy Players. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ

    https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2019-0015

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  • Mitchell TO; Rankin-Wright AJ; Tee JC; Lara-bercial (2017) INTERNATIONAL SPORT COACHING JOURNAL DIGEST VOLUME 4, ISSUE #2. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ

    https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2017-0031

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  • Mitchell TO; Rankin-Wright AJ; Rongen F; Tee J; Lara-Bercial S (2017) International Sport Coaching Journal Digest. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ, 4 (1), pp. 124-128.

    https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2016-0115

  • Boocock E; Mitchell T; Till K; Lara-Bercial S (2016) ISCJ Sport Coaching Research Digest. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ, 3 (3), pp. 371-374.

    https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2016-0079

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  • Mitchell TO; Nesti M; Richardson D; Midgley AW; Eubank M; Littlewood M (2014) Exploring athletic identity in elite-level English youth football: A cross-sectional approach. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32 (13), pp. 1294-1299.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2014.898855

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  • Holt NL; Mitchell T (2006) Talent development in English professional soccer. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 37 (2-3), pp. 77-98.

  • Mitchell T; Gledhill A; Till K (2019) Perceptions of the talent development environment across English academy football. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Conference, Leicester.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1671688

  • Mitchell TO; Ross S; Till K (2018) Player Perceptions Of The Talent Development Environment In Elite English Youth Soccer Academies using the TDEQ-5. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, 27 November 2018 - 28 November 2018, Harrogate.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1521633

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  • Till K; Abraham A; Emmonds S; Mitchell TO; North J (2017) Participant and Performer Development in Youth Football. In: Global Coach Conference, 31 July 2017 - 2 August 2017, Liverpool.

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  • Mitchell TO; Nesti M; Richardson D; Littewood M (2016) Tales of Critical Moments in Professional Football. In: 5th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 30 August 2016 - 1 September 2016, Chichester.

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  • Mitchell TO; Nest MS; Richardson DJ; Littlewood MA (2015) The role of Identity during critical moments in professional football: A Case study approach. In: BASES Annual Conference, 1 December 2015 - 2 December 2015, St Georges Park.

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  • Mitchell TO; Nesti MS; Littlewood MA (2015) Identity in Football. In: BASES Student Conference, 31 March 2015 - 1 April 2015, Liverpool.

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  • Mitchell TO; Nesti MS; Richardson DJ; Littlewood MA (2014) Identity Formation in Youth Team Football Environments. In: 4th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 1 September 2014 - 3 September 2014, Loughborough.

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  • Mitchell TO; Nesti MS; Richardson DJ; Littlewood MA (2013) Identity Formation in Professional and Youth Team Environments. In: European Congress of Sport Science, 26 June 2013 - 29 June 2013, Barcelona.

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  • Mitchell TO; Nesti MS; Richardson DJ; Littlewood MA (2012) Identity Formation in Professional Youth Team Environments. In: Wrold Congress of Science and Soccer, 15 May 2012 - 18 May 2012, Ghent.

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  • Mitchell TO; Nesti MS; Richardson DJ; Littlewood MA (2011) Athletic Identity in English Youth Professional Footballers. In: European Congress of Sport Science, 22 June 2011 - 24 June 2011, Liverpool.

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  • Lara-Bercial S; Mckenna J; Till K; North J; Emmonds S; Ogilvie P; Mitchell T (2019) UEFA Football in Schools Programme: Literature Review.

  • Cowburn I; Mitchell T; Holmshaw S; Thompson F; Sargent-Megicks B; Burton A; Proctor N (2021) International Sport Coaching Journal - DIGEST VOLUME 8, ISSUE 2.

  • Mitchell T; Cowburn I; Shand R; Till K (2020) International Sport Coaching Journal - DIGEST VOLUME 8, ISSUE 1.

  • Mitchell T; Cowburn I; Holmes N; Till K (2020) International Sport Coaching Journal - DIGEST VOLUME 7, ISSUE 3.

  • Cowburn I; Mitchell T; Rongen F; Till K; Ashford M (2020) International Sport Coaching Journal - DIGEST VOLUME 7, ISSUE 2.

  • Mitchell T; Cowburn I; Rongen F; Till K; Ashford M (2020) International Sport Coaching Journal - DIGEST VOLUME 7, ISSUE 1.

  • Lara-Bercial S; North J; Till K; Abraham A; Norman L; Ashford M; Mitchell T; Emmonds S (2019) iCoachKids Plus Erasmus+ Project.

  • Mitchell T; Cowburn I; Till K; Rongen F; Tee J (2019) International Sport Coaching Journal - DIGEST VOLUME 6, ISSUE 3.

  • Cowburn I; Mitchell T; Tee J; Rongen F; Ashford M; Larsen EØ; Hennessey M; Jones A (2019) International Sport Coaching Journal - DIGEST VOLUME 6, ISSUE 2.

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  • Lara-Bercial S; North J; Till K; Norman L; Abraham A; Ashford M; Petrovic L; Livingstone K; Emmonds S; Mitchell T (2019) iCoachKids Erasmus+ Project.

  • Mitchell T; Cowburn I; Tee J; Rongen F; Till K (2019) International Sport Coaching Journal - DIGEST VOLUME 6, ISSUE 1.

  • Tee JC; Rankin-Wright AJ; Mitchell TO; Cowburn IH; Till K; Lara-Bercial (2017) INTERNATIONAL SPORT COACHING JOURNAL DIGEST VOLUME 4, ISSUE #3.

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