Creation of a Sport Performance Enhancement Group Using a Benefits-Based Programming Model

in Journal of Coaching Education
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  • 1 East Tennessee State University, USA
  • 2 Western State College of Colorado, USA
  • 3 Event Marketing & Management International (EMMI), USA
  • 4 University of North Texas, USA

The application of sport science is crucial to athlete performance development. However, the frequent disconnection among sport scientists, coaches, and athletes often leads to miscommunication and increased potential for performance barriers. The creation of sport performance enhancement groups (SPEGs) can help with the professional integration and communication among all personnel involved in the training process. However, SPEG formation faces a number of barriers in the current coaching landscape. The application of a benefits-based programming (BBP) model may aid in the formation of an SPEG and the dissemination of education for coaches, athletes, and administrators. A field experience involving the BBP model and SPEG creation in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II school is presented with multiple model iterations

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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Dr. Andy R. Dotterweich Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University, Box 70654, Johnson City, TN 37614-1701 or dotterwa@etsu.edu