ERIC Number: ED307225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-1
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The Pragmatic versus the Philosophical Approach To Coaching Sport--The Assessment of the Athletic Experience by Athletes.
Stier, William F., Jr.
There is a need for assessment programs, systems, or processes that yield or provide meaningful and long lasting results within a athletic sport or program, enabling professionals as well as athletes to correctly ascertain the benefits of the experience for the students as well as areas which need strenthening or changing. This paper summarizes the components of one specific on-going evaluation system of the intercollegiate athletic experience for more than 600 student-athletes. The evaluation system involves a process which provides insight into the adequacy of the: (1) athletic coaches; (2) athletic administrators; and (3) actual athletic program. The purpose of the process is to provide a more complete and accurate picture of what is presently taking place in terms of the total athletic experience for the athletes so that a corrective or reinforcement action can take place. An outline of the duties and responsibilities of athletic coaches is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the United States Olympic Academy XII (University Park, PA, June 17, 1988).