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ERIC Number: EJ862185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-8981
Coaches' Perspectives of Eighth-Grade Athletes Playing High School Varsity Sports
Cherubini, Jeffrey M.; Bentley, Tiffany C.
Physical Educator, v66 n3 p139-148 Fall 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine eighth-graders playing high school varsity sports from the perspective of the high school coach. The qualitative inquiry was used to allow for personal insights into this coaching phenomenon, to share coaching experiences, and to provide a guide for future coaching action. Participants included 11 high school coaches (5 women, 6 men). The coaches all have direct experience with eighth-graders playing on their varsity teams. The following categories emerged from the analysis: (a) the eighth-grade varsity athlete, (b) the team, (c) the parents, and (d) recommendations for coaches from coaches. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Grade 8; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A