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Author (up) Dario G. Liebermann; Larry Katz; and Ruth Morey Sorrentino
Title Experienced Coaches’ Attitudes Towards Science and Technology Type Journal Article
Year 2005 Publication International Journal of Computer Science in Sport Abbreviated Journal
Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 21-28
Abstract In this study, the attitude of experienced coaches towards technologies and sport

sciences was assessed. A questionnaire was used to evaluate three areas: (1)

Attitudes towards technology and sport science in coaching, (2) Technology and

scientific knowledge in practice, and (3) Perceived importance of technology and

science in enhancing sport results. A group of 27 highly experienced coaches

completed the questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of three parts, starting

with demographic information, followed by a series of 27 questions with answers

on a Likert scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree, and finally,

coaches were requested to rank 14 well-defined ‘coaching goals’ from 1 (most

important) to 14 (least important). Results showed that top-level coaches rated

having a good relationship with the athletes’ as a major goal. Overall, members of

this group of experienced coaches seem to recognize the general importance of

sport sciences, and appear to be positive about the use of sport technologies, but

do not necessarily translate these positive attitudes into actual practice within

their competitive sport environments, even when they all use information

technology for other activities. According to these results, sport science

researchers and technology developers need to adapt their strategies. Coaching

education should encourage coaches to incorporate technologies as part of their

coaching routines. Developing innovative resources and incorporating them in

coaching education, as is done in some countries, may be a starting point.

However, placing the emphasis on educating successful coaches on the practical

use of technology and scientific knowledge is suggested as a short-term goal.

This may allow for a more immediate effect on the attitude and practice of less

senior coaches that tend to adopt methods and training routines through following

the personal example provided by top-level coaches.
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