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LaPlaca, David A.; Schempp, Paul G. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the skills, knowledge, and experiences differentiating expert and competent strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches. Method: The participants were 87 elite-level head S&C coaches with an average of over 18¬†years of coaching experience. These coaches were employed by teams from the MLB,…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Muscular Strength, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports
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Petranek, Laura Jones; Barton, Gina V. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
A developmental description of overarm-throwing characteristics of U-14 female ASA softball players is presented here. Comparisons were made between these athletes and teens of similar age in the United States (Runion, Roberton, & Langendorfer, 2003) and in Germany (Ehl, Roberton, & Langendorfer, 2005). A majority of the softball players…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Females, Motion, Foreign Countries
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Swanson, Lisa – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
Using Pierre Bourdieu's theories of social class differentiation and class reproduction, this paper provides an analysis of class-based identity politics in contemporary suburban America. Through a critical ethnography of the emergent, American, upper-middle-class "soccer mom" phenomenon, this study contributes to a growing body of…
Descriptors: Social Class, Team Sports, Ethnography, Mothers
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French, Karen E.; Spurgeon, John H.; Nevett, Michael E. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
The purpose of this study was to compare measures of body size in two samples of youth baseball players with normative data from the United States National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) growth charts. One sample of youth baseball players participated in a local little league. The second sample of youth baseball players were members of eight…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Maturity (Individuals), Body Composition, Body Height