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ERIC Number: ED187695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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A Comparison of Selection Networks of Selected High School AAA Basketball Programs within the State of West Virginia.
Brooks, Dana D.
This study describes the selection-recruitment process for high school basketball players in West Virginia and investigates whether the process is tied to the type of support given by individuals or groups to the high school basketball program. Analysis of data indicates that formal and informal selection-recruitment networks exist within the state and that significant links within the network are: playground leaders, other coaches, individual high school teachers and personal friends. Data indicate that athletic support networks also exist, apparently independently of the selection-recruitment network. Identified as significant links in this network are county superintendents, high school personnel, political organizations, and legal personnel. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia