ERIC Number: EJ1157206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluating Behavioral Skills Training to Teach Safe Tackling Skills to Youth Football Players
Tai, Sharayah S. M.; Miltenberger, Raymond G.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v50 n4 p849-855 Fall 2017
With concussion rates on the rise for football players, there is a need for further research to increase skills and decrease injuries. Behavioral skills training is effective in teaching a wide variety of skills but has yet to be studied in the sports setting. We evaluated behavioral skills training to teach safer tackling techniques to six participants from a Pop Warner football team. Safer tackling techniques increased during practice and generalized to games for the two participants who had opportunities to tackle in games.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Sport Psychology, Physical Education, Athletics, Injuries, Safety Education, Skill Development, Skill Analysis, Games, Game Theory, Behavior Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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