It's Not What They Do, It's How They Do It: Athlete Experiences of Great Coaching

  title={It's Not What They Do, It's How They Do It: Athlete Experiences of Great Coaching},
  author={Andrea J. Becker},
  journal={International Journal of Sports Science \& Coaching},
  pages={119 - 93}
  • A. J. Becker
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Education
  • International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
The primary purpose of this study was to explore athlete experiences of great coaching. A total of 18 in-depth phenomenological interviews were conducted with elite level athletes (9 female; 9 male) representing a variety of sports (i.e., baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and water polo). Participants ranged in age from 22 to 42 years (M = 29.11, SD = 5.52). Interviews lasted between 30–90 minutes and were transcribed verbatim. Analyses of the transcripts revealed a… 

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