Identifying the level of sports knowledge base of volunteer coaches in an urban public school sports program

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Ronald W., 1950- en_US
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Terrance M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:55Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:55Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2006 .T39 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187514
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the level of sports knowledge base of volunteer coaches currently coaching within an urban volunteer sports program. Sport knowledge base encompasses the sport specific technical and coaching knowledge, and the psychological and physiological aspects of coaching. Respondents (N=70) were a cross section of 42 elementary schools within Area 17.Research findings revealed that 77% of the male and 78% of the female coaches were categorized as naive in regards to sports knowledge base. The coaches categorized as experts in regards to sports knowledge base were 23% males and 22% females. Fifty-four percent of the respondents had coached a sport team for one year or less. Twentyone percent of the respondents had received some form of training, while 79% had never been trained to perform the duties of a coach. This research supports the implementation of training programs to assist with improving sports knowledge base of volunteer coaches. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science
dc.format.extent vi, 27 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sports. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coaches (Athletics) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Volunteer workers in recreation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School sports. en_US
dc.title Identifying the level of sports knowledge base of volunteer coaches in an urban public school sports program en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1356743 en_US


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