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ERIC Number: ED550832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 165
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2679-6214-0
A Case Study of Interscholastic Coaches and Counselors: Understanding Knowledge of NCAA Freshmen Eligibility Requirements
McCalla, Howard L.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northcentral University
Limited knowledge or misinformation about NCAA eligibility rules or requirements can have a negative impact on student-athletes' exposure to Division I athletics. This exploratory holistic multiple case study was designed to delve deeply into the understanding of high school coaches and counselor's knowledge of NCAA rules concerning freshmen eligibility for sports participation in Division I competition. The researcher investigated to find out what common themes emerged when it comes to coaches and counselors' ability to express their understanding of NCAA rules through open ended interviews and questionnaires. This multiple case study investigated the coaches and counselors who advise student-athletes on college choices and athletic participation. The participants in this study consisted of seventeen athletic coaches and counselors at four suburban Georgia High Schools. Participants were interviewed using a 26-item survey instrument and open-ended questions. The participant pool included counselors and coaches of both genders and several ethnic backgrounds who advise on any sport at the high school level. Qualitative data was collected from the open-ended interviews and a survey questionnaire that analyzes coaches' and counselors' knowledge of the information gathering of freshmen National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility requirements for Division I athletics. Findings will help high school coaches and counselors assist interscholastic student-athletes with understanding how to become eligible to participate at the Division I athletic level. For future research, a qualitative study with in-depth interview questions will be beneficial in obtaining more knowledge regarding the study population. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia