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Krisha Parker, Daniel Czech, Trey Burdette, Jonathan Stewart, David Biber, Lauren Easton, Caitlyn Pecinovsky, Sarah Carson and Tyler McDaniel

With over 50 million youth athletes participating in some kind of sports in the United States alone, it is important to realize the impact and benefits of playing (Weinberg and Gould, 2011). Physically, sports can help youth improve strength, endurance, weight control, and bone structure (Seefeldt, Ewing & Walk, 1992). Sport participation also benefits youths socially (Seefeldt, Ewing & Walk, 1992) and academically (Fraser-Thomas, Côté & Deakin, 2005). Optimal coaching education and training is a necessity if young athletes are to learn and improve in these aforementioned areas. In order for youth to grow from their sport experience, they need guidance from coaches, parents, and other important figures. Recent research by Jones, Jo and Martin (2007) suggests that more recent generations require a new approach to learning. The purpose of the current study was to qualitatively examine the preferred coaching styles of youth soccer players from Generation Z. After interviewing 10 youth athletes (five male, five female), four main themes emerged for Generation Z’s view of a “great coach.” These themes reflected the desire for a coach that: 1) does not yell and remains calm, 2) is caring and encouraging, 3) has knowledge of the sport, and 4) involves the team in decision making. Future research could include implementing a mixed-methodological approach incorporating the Leadership Scale for Sport (Chelladurai, 1984). Another avenue worthy of investigation is the role that technology plays for Generation Z athletes.

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Mette Rørth, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Prue Cormie, John L. Oliffe and Julie Midtgaard

Although football training may be a potent strategy for health promotion in older men, the considerable risk of injuries may constitute a barrier for referral of clinical populations. The current study explored the attitudes of men with prostate cancer on risk in the context of injuries related to participating in a community-based football program. Four videotaped focus group interviews and three individual in-depth telephone interviews were carried out with men with prostate cancer (n = 35; mean age = 68.8). The thematic networks technique was used to derive the global theme Injury-induced reinforced masculinity comprising five subthemes: “part of the game,” “a good story to tell,” “like boys again,” “an old, carefree body,” and “camaraderie.” Collectively, these themes explained how football injuries may reflect masculine ideals in some men with prostate cancer. The study indicates that injuries are largely acceptable to men with prostate cancer, especially those in search of a means for expressing their masculinity.

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Jay Johnson

This paper is derived from a qualitative study that examined the effects of orientation ceremonies as a replacement for traditional hazing in university sport. The study sought to explore the efficacy of alternative orientation activities that included cooperative games, purposeful team building activities, and informal interaction with the coach. Researchers concluded that, in many instances, the new orientation practice was found to be an effective replacement for traditional forms of entry rituals, as the former created a deeper sense of cohesion, forging a stronger bond among players and coaches who opted to participate.

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Roel De Ridder, Julien Lebleu, Tine Willems, Cedric De Blaiser, Christine Detrembleur and Philip Roosen

.11.014 20034797 7. Papi E , Murtagh GM , McGregor AH . Wearable technologies in osteoarthritis: a qualitative study of clinicians’ preferences . BMJ Open . 2016 ; 6 ( 1 ): e009544 . PubMed ID: 26810998 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009544 26810998 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009544 8. Webster KE , Wittwer JE

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Carlos Capella-Peris, Jesús Gil-Gómez and Òscar Chiva-Bartoll

, as this was the main difference between both qualitative approaches ( Denzin, 1989 ). Finally, we transformed the qualitative data into quantitative results ( Gil-Gómez, Chiva-Bartoll, & Marti-Puig, 2015 ). Although the qualitative study assesses the importance and depth of the comments from the PTs

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Nicolas Hobson, Sherry L. Dupuis, Lora M. Giangregorio and Laura E. Middleton

research ( 3rd ed. ). Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage . Malthouse , R. , & Fox , F. ( 2015 ). Exploring experiences of physical activity among persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their spouse carers: A qualitative study . Physiotherapy, 100 , 169 – 175 . PubMed ID: 24530168 doi: 10.1016/j

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Francesca Genoese, Shelby Baez and Johanna M. Hoch

reconstruction: a qualitative study . J Physiother . 2016 ; 62 ( 2 ): 103 – 110 . PubMed ID: 26994508 doi:10.1016/j.jphys.2016.02.011 10.1016/j.jphys.2016.02.011 26994508 13. Hoch JM , Sinnott CW , Robinson KP , Perkins WO , Hartman JW . The examination of patient-reported outcomes and postural

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Pirkko Markula

). Post-qualitative research . International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 26 ( 6 ), 629 – 633 . doi:10.1080/09518398.2013.788752 10.1080/09518398.2013.788752 Latour , B. ( 2004a ). How to talk about the body? The normative dimension of science studies . Body & Society, 10 ( 2

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Hebe Schaillée, Ramón Spaaij, Ruth Jeanes and Marc Theeboom

, L. , MacDonald , D.J. , Fraser-Thomas , J. , . . . Camiré , M. ( 2018 ). A qualitative study of research priorities among representatives of Canadian provincial sport organizations . Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 36 , 8 – 16 . doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.01.002 10.1016/j