A Survey of U.S. Olympic Coaches: Variables Perceived to Have Influenced Athlete Performances and Coach Effectiveness

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This article discusses research on variables perceived to have influenced athlete performances and coach effectiveness.

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Creation Date: 2002  
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UNT College of Education
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Gould, Daniel

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Chung, Yongchul

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Publisher Name: Human Kinetics
Place of Publication: [Champaign, Illinois]
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  • Creation: 2002
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This article discusses research on variables perceived to have influenced athlete performances and coach effectiveness.

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Abstract: As part of a larger project to examine variables perceived to influence performance in Olympic competition, this manuscript was designed to (a) report coaches' perceptions of variables influencing Olympic athlete performance, (b) triangulate findings from surveys and interviews with Olympic athletes, and (c) examine coaches' perceptions of variables influencing Olympic coaching effectiveness. Surveys were completed by 46 U.S. Atlanta Olympic coaches (46% of all U.S. coaches) and 19 U.S. Nagano coaches (45% of all U.S. coaches). A large number of variables were perceived by coaches to have influenced athlete performances and included having plans for dealing with distractions, strong team chemistry and cohesion, loud and enthusiastic crowd support, high levels of athlete confidence, and fair and effective team selection. Variables perceived to have influenced coaching effectiveness included markedly changed coaching behaviors, the inability to establish trust with athletes, the inability to effectively handle crisis situations, staying coll under pressure, and making fair but decisive decisions.

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22 p.

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Keyword(s): athletic performances | athletes | coaches
Source: The Sport Psychologist, 2002. Champaign: Human Kinetics, pp. 229-250.
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UNT College of Education
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  • ISSN: 0888-4781
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc31085
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Publication Title: The Sport Psychologist
Volume: 16
Issue: 3
Page Start: 229
Page End: 250
Pages: 22
Peer Reviewed: Yes