Coach Education in Oman

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  • 1 Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

The purpose of this critical review is to propose a coach education system for Oman. The lack of any coach education system is one of the major obstacles confronting sport in Oman, which is an emerging “sport-interested” country (Zayed, 2004). The current review is based on two sources. First, an empirical investigation across Oman was conducted. Second, in order to learn from other notable coach-education systems, national and international coach-education systems were analyzed. Four data-gathering instruments were selected: questionnaire, interview, document analysis, and a research journal. Knowledge and understanding gained in these exercises were used to underpin a proposal for a coach education system for Oman that includes an accreditation structure, a curriculum outline, and a management system.

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Please direct all correspondence regarding this article to Dr. Majid AL-Busafi, Sultan Qaboos University, Education–Physical Education, Oman, Muscat, 32 ALKhod–123. Email:
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