Title

Examining the Learning Methods of Coaches: Implications for Sport Leaders

Presenter Information

Pete Van Mullem

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 137B

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

As accountability and the responsibilities of a coach continue to increase, the need to provide effective and quality coaching education continues to grow (Hoch, 2004). Although multiple programs exist at the state level, the National Standard for Sport Coaches (NSSC) created by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is commonly adopted by state high school associations and youth sport programs (Blom, Wininger, Zakrajsek, and Kirkpatrick, 2010). Do programs built on the standards outlined by the NSSC meet the needs of the coaching profession in training future coaches? The purpose of this study was to examine the educational methods coaches in the United States utilize to develop their coaching knowledge (coaching strategies) and coaching philosophy (the standards by which they teach). The results from a 20-item survey instrument indicate that the learning process desired by coaches (N=1,096) does not necessarily match the current structure of formal coaching education. A t-test was used to determine difference between the groups (gender, winning percentage, # of championships, and type of sport). In sport organizations that provide training for coaches, the sport leader may have the responsibility of creating and developing a coaching education program. What methods will they use to effectively reach the coach? Therefore, this session will 1) Discuss the educational methods coaches use to improve coaching knowledge and coaching philosophy based on a nationwide study and 2) Examine the challenges for sport leaders in creating education opportunities for coaches that meet the needs of the coach as a learner.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Pete Van Mullem

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 17th, 10:20 AM May 17th, 10:40 AM

Examining the Learning Methods of Coaches: Implications for Sport Leaders

SURC 137B

As accountability and the responsibilities of a coach continue to increase, the need to provide effective and quality coaching education continues to grow (Hoch, 2004). Although multiple programs exist at the state level, the National Standard for Sport Coaches (NSSC) created by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is commonly adopted by state high school associations and youth sport programs (Blom, Wininger, Zakrajsek, and Kirkpatrick, 2010). Do programs built on the standards outlined by the NSSC meet the needs of the coaching profession in training future coaches? The purpose of this study was to examine the educational methods coaches in the United States utilize to develop their coaching knowledge (coaching strategies) and coaching philosophy (the standards by which they teach). The results from a 20-item survey instrument indicate that the learning process desired by coaches (N=1,096) does not necessarily match the current structure of formal coaching education. A t-test was used to determine difference between the groups (gender, winning percentage, # of championships, and type of sport). In sport organizations that provide training for coaches, the sport leader may have the responsibility of creating and developing a coaching education program. What methods will they use to effectively reach the coach? Therefore, this session will 1) Discuss the educational methods coaches use to improve coaching knowledge and coaching philosophy based on a nationwide study and 2) Examine the challenges for sport leaders in creating education opportunities for coaches that meet the needs of the coach as a learner.