Coaching in Brazil Sport Coaching as a Profession in Brazil: An Analysis of the Coaching Literature in Brazil From 2000-2015

in International Sport Coaching Journal
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  • 1 University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
  • | 2 Santa Catarina Federal University (UFSC)
  • | 3 University of Região da Campanha
  • | 4 University of Ottawa
  • | 5 Goiás Federal University (UFSC)
  • | 6 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
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Sport coaches in Brazil have been recognized as professionals since the implementation of law 9696 in 1998. However, little is known about the impact of this law on the production of coaching science in this country. In an attempt to situate the sports coaching research produced in Brazil since then, the aim of the current study was to show an overview of Brazilian publications from 2000 to 2015. Eight journals were selected and a review was performed in 425 issues of the journals from 2000 to 2015. As a result, 82 published articles were analyzed. On average, five articles were published each year, with 81.7% of the articles published from 2009 to 2015. The findings illustrate that 37.7% of the articles were focused on coaches’ thinking and 29.5% on coaches’ behaviors, 48.7% used qualitative methods, while 40.3% used quantitative methods and 20.9% used mixed methods. Only two articles attempted to explore the impact of the 1998 legislation on the development of sport coaches in Brazil. In general, research on sport coaching in Brazil seems to be emerging on an international level, as there has been an increase in publications over the past seven years, especially in the lead-up to the Rio2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Larissa Rafaela Galatti, Ph.D., is assistant professor at College of Sport Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Campinas, Brazil. She is member of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)’s research committee.

Alexandre Vinicius Bobato Tozetto, is master in Theory and Pedagogical Practice in Physical Education (Federal University of Santa Catarina). He is university coach in soccer and swimming, and now is temporary professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina.

Otavio Baggiotto Bettega is master in physical education (Federal University of Santa Catarina). He is soccer coach and is a PhD candidate at University of Campinas.

Heitor Andrade Rodrigues, Ph.D., is assistant professor at University of Goias, Brazil. The main research focus is Coach Development and Coach Education Programs.

Vinicius Zeilmann Brasil is a PhD candidate at Sports Centre in Federal University of Santa Catarina. He has a master’s in physical education and experience in the areas of sport pedagogy, sport coaching and adventure sports. His main research focus is Surfing Coaching and development.

Carine Collet is master in theory and pedagogical practice in physical education (Federal University of Santa Catarina). She worked as a temporary professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina for two years and now is a PhD candidate in the same university.

Antonio Evanhoé Pereira de Souza Sobrinho holds a master’s degree in physical education at University of Porto, Portugal. Now he is a Ph.D candidate at Federal Uiversity of Pelotas, and professor at University of Região da Campanha, Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Rachael Bertram, Ph.D, University of Ottawa. She is a mental performance specialist, leadership development consultant, editor, and part-time professor.

Juarez Vieira do Nascimento is a full professor at Sports Centre in Federal University of Santa Catarina. He has a Phd in sports sciences and developed expertise in sport pedagogy, volleyball, professional development, curriculum and programs.

Michel Milistetd is an assistant professor at Sports Centre in Federal University of Santa Catarina. He has a Phd in physical education and experience in the areas of sport pedagogy, sport coaching and volleyball. His main research focus is Coach Development and Coach Education Programs.

Address author correspondence to Larissa Galatti at lagalatti@hotmail.com.