Athlete Burnout Prevention Strategies Used by U.S. Collegiate Soccer Coaches

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Emily Kroshus University of Washington

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J.D. DeFreese University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Athlete burnout is an important psychological health concern that may be influenced by coach behaviors. Participants were 933 collegiate soccer coaches who described their utilization of burnout prevention strategies. Deductive content analysis was used to categorize and interpret responses. The most frequently endorsed prevention strategies involved managing/limiting physical stressors. Reducing nonsport stressors and promoting autonomy and relatedness were also endorsed. Motivational climate changes and secondary prevention strategies were infrequently reported. These findings can help inform the design of educational programming to ensure that all coaches are aware of the range of ways in which they can help prevent athlete burnout.

Kroshus is with the Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. DeFreese is with the Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science, Chapel Hill, NC.

Address author correspondence to Emily Kroshus at ekroshus@u.washington.edu.
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