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ERIC Number: ED238849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Coaching Behavior of Girls Youth Softball Coaches.
Rupnow, Allan; Stotlar, David
A study examined coaches' behavior and classified the types and rates of coaches' behavior by time of athletic season (early or late), win/loss record, and throughout the time frame within a single contest. Subjects included all the volunteer coaches in a 13 team, softball program for 10-12 year old girls. The season consisted of a double round-robin schedule, with no post-season tournaments or all-star games as part of the program. A modified version of an event-recording instrument was used to collect coaching behavior data. The instrument included a total of 10 different behavior categories; among these were 4 categories that dealt with responses directed at opponents or officials, and 2 categories reserved for miscellaneous behaviors. The instrument was comprised of four"positive" and four "negative" behavior categories. An analysis of data revealed that: (1) 99 percent of all feedback was related to performance; (2) only 3 percent of the coaches' behaviors was categorized as negative; and (3) response rate nearly doubled from early season to late season. Subsequent analysis of winning and losing coaches' behavior indicated that statistically significant different profiles could not be established for winning and losing coaches based on type and rate of feedback and that no differences could be established between whether the team was ahead or behind and the rate of feedback behavior. (Author/JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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