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Communication strategies of successful coaches: A content analysis of books by coaches about coaching


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

Communication behaviors of coaches are critical in motivating athletes and creating a climate of success. Coaches learn their techniques from a variety of sources—mentors, education, and lessons learned from other coaches. For this study, university coaches were surveyed to determine five books written by successful coaches: The Smart Take from the Strong (Pete Carril), Sacred Hoops (Phil Jackson), Leading with the Heart (Mike Krzyzewski), Reach for the Summit (Pat Summitt) and They Call Me Coach (John Wooden). Using grounded theory, the researcher analyzed these texts and discovered discernible categories of communication techniques deemed significant to the process of successful coaching. Furthermore, it is suggested that these techniques can be used by teachers, managers, and leaders outside of the athletic arena.

Keywords. Coaching communication, Coaching behaviors, Leadership behaviors, Athlete motivation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Mass communications
Classification
0708: Mass communications
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Athlete motivation; Coaching behaviors; Coaching communication; Leadership behaviors
Title
Communication strategies of successful coaches: A content analysis of books by coaches about coaching
Author
Yust, Fredyne
Number of pages
69
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0465
Source
MAI 47/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109057331
Advisor
Neumann, David
Committee member
Austin, Bruce A.; Joy, James; Pugliese, Rudy
University/institution
Rochester Institute of Technology
Department
Communication and Media Technologies
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1462192
ProQuest document ID
305069458
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305069458
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