Search Results

You are looking at 111 - 120 of 3,460 items for :

Clear All
Restricted access

Judit Balogh and Gabriella Trzaskoma-Bicsérdy

. Coaches in Hungary are formally trained at vocational education institutions or through higher education programmes. Coaches are paid in popular sports at every level. Considering the number of players’ licenses, 1 basketball is the third most popular sport in Hungary after soccer and handball, with

Restricted access

Gretchen Kerr, Anthony Battaglia, Ashley Stirling and Ahad Bandealy

given to coaches’ views. Richardson et al. ( 2012 ) examined the perspectives of physical education teachers and teacher-coaches and found that although few (21%) participants reported intentions to use exercise as punishment, a significant portion (61%) implemented this strategy when managing athletes

Open access

Patti Finke, Janet Hamilton, Warren Finke and Mike Broderick

The RRCA Coaching Certification program is a model for national coaching education. The goal of the RRCA coaching certification is to provide trained individuals to work as coaching professionals for the sport of distance running at all levels from beginner to advanced runners. A coaching program for distance running attracts more individuals to the sport, and more importantly, helps individuals train intelligently, extend their running careers, have more fun running, and minimize the risks of overuse injuries. The program has certified over 1600 coaches across the US.

Restricted access

Alexia Tam, Gretchen Kerr and Ashley Stirling

accusations against sports figures, athletes, and coaches alike, would emerge in the upcoming months as a function of the #MeToo movement ( Gregory, 2017 ). As anticipated, since the 2017 reignition of the #MeToo movement, a number of sport coaches in Canada have been under criminal investigation for reports

Restricted access

Regina Belski, Alex Donaldson, Kiera Staley, Anne Skiadopoulos, Erica Randle, Paul O’Halloran, Pam Kappelides, Steve Teakel, Sonya Stanley and Matthew Nicholson

sports coaches as key sources of nutrition information for athletes ( Cockburn et al., 2014 ; Couture et al., 2015 ; Danaher & Curley, 2014 ; Jessri et al., 2010 ; Torres-McGehee et al., 2012 ; Zinn et al., 2006 ). This is especially true for coaches working with young athletes ( Graves et al., 1991

Open access

Erin Kraft, Diane M. Culver and Cari Din

, & Culver, 2019 ). There has been a notable shortage in female head coaches in the United States ( Machida-Kosuaga, Schaubroek, Gould, Ewing, & Feltz, 2017 ) and a general underrepresentation of women in sport leadership positions on a global scale ( LaVoi, 2016 ). Moreover, the number of women securing

Restricted access

Martin Camiré, Kelsey Kendellen, Scott Rathwell and Evelyne Felber Charbonneau

( 2016 ), the national federation for high school sport, declares that its mandate is to “promote and advocate for positive sportsmanship, citizenship and the total development of student athletes through interscholastic sport”. The Canadian school sport system is overseen by 52,000 volunteers who coach

Restricted access

David B. Rush and Teodoro Ayllon

Behavioral coaching has recently been found effective in developing a variety of sports skills in children, adolescents, and adults. These studies have relied on adult coaches using various behavioral techniques to develop sports skills. The present study attempted to extend these findings by substituting a peer coach for an experienced coach. The subjects were nine boys, ages 8 to 10, identified by the head coach as being deficit in three soccer skills: heading the ball, throw-ins, and goal kicking. The effects of a conventional form of coaching was compared to the behavioral one when each was conducted by the peer coach. The behavioral method included: (a) systematic use of verbal instructions and feedback, (b) positive and negative reinforcement, (c) positive practice, and (d) time out. A multiple baseline design across individuals, a reversal, and a changing criterion design were employed to evaluate the behavioral method. The results show a two- or threefold increase in soccer skill performance when behavioral coaching was used. The results were consistent for all nine players. The peer coach was found to be an effective instructor and trainer, thus demonstrating the versatility of the behavioral coaching method and the usefulness of a peer coach in extending the efforts of the head coach.

Restricted access

Matthew A. Grant, Gordon A. Bloom and Jordan S. Lefebvre

A large amount of coaching science research is dedicated to understanding how coaches learn to coach ( Gilbert & Trudel, 2004 ). According to Nelson, Cushion, and Potrac ( 2006 ), coaches learn in three different situations: (a) formal learning (i.e., large-scale curriculum-based education), (b

Restricted access

Emily Kroshus, Sara P.D. Chrisman, David Coppel and Stanley Herring

athletes ( Lopez & Levy, 2013 ; Mahoney, Gucciardi, Ntoumanis, & Mallet, 2014 ; Moreland & Coxe, 2018 ; Putukian, 2016 ). Coaches play a key role in shaping a team’s culture related to help seeking ( Coyle, Gorczynski, & Gibson, 2017 ; Fenton & Pitter, 2010 ; Kroshus, Baugh, Hawrilenko, & Daneshvar