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How Successful High School Boys Soccer Coaches Perceive And Develop Cultural Competency: A Grounded Theory Approach, Lauren Jefferson Apr 2019

How Successful High School Boys Soccer Coaches Perceive And Develop Cultural Competency: A Grounded Theory Approach, Lauren Jefferson

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine how high school athletics coaches conceptualize the knowledge, values, and skills of cultural competence, with specific attention to learning processes and influences. In order to serve the increasingly diverse U.S. student population equitably and to the full holistic potential of extracurricular programming, high school coaches must develop a greater comfort with and capacity for exercising cultural competency. A qualitative approach using a grounded theory was applied. Seven coaches and one athletic director were recruited by purposive sampling. The research suggests a process-oriented, chronological model of how experienced coaches begin to work ...


The Effect Of Mindfulness And Meditation In Sports Performance, Christopher Heckman May 2018

The Effect Of Mindfulness And Meditation In Sports Performance, Christopher Heckman

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Sports performance has been a hot topic in the past few decades and many studies have been done on factors that effect sports performance. Everything from diet to training methods has been studied. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of sports performance is the athlete's ability to train the mind to put themselves in the best situation to compete. This can come in many different forms. Mindfulness and meditation are the main focus. Many different theories have been studied. It is important to train the mind just as you would train the body. Using mindfulness techniques have been ...


The Impact Of Resistance Training On High School Athletes: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Tyler Winter May 2018

The Impact Of Resistance Training On High School Athletes: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Tyler Winter

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

This synthesis highlights the impact that resistance training has on adolescent high school athletes. More specifically, the review of literature examined the appropriate methodologies in programming for athletes and coaches, the physiological responses experienced by the athlete, and the sport-specific training outcomes experienced as a result. The synthesis used eleven peer-reviewed, scholarly articles that researched resistance training effects on adolescent athletes. Results demonstrated that most of adaptation that occurs because of program participation is primarily neuromuscular. Physiological adaptations in size will occur over a larger extent of time due to both training response and maturity. Intensity and complexity of desired ...


Exploring The Links Between Coaching Burnout And Work Addiction In Athletics, Kristopher Horn Apr 2018

Exploring The Links Between Coaching Burnout And Work Addiction In Athletics, Kristopher Horn

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Many factors can affect coaching tendencies and career longevity in the profession of coaching athletics. Work addiction and burnout are two areas that have been individually studied in various professional work settings; however, information linking the two is scarce. With the pressures of winning at all costs seemingly taking over the American sports culture, coaches now find themselves in highly stressful work environments that require immediate attention around the clock. The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on coaching burnout and work addiction in athletics. Both individual factors and situational factors are explored as they pertain to ...


Factors That Impact The Successful Recruitment Of Student-Athletes In Collegiate Athletics: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Stephen Bobarakis Apr 2018

Factors That Impact The Successful Recruitment Of Student-Athletes In Collegiate Athletics: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Stephen Bobarakis

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

In the world of intercollegiate athletics, the successful recruitment of student-athletes is essential to the prosperity of athletic programs. Coaches and recruiters spend countless time and resources recruiting the student-athletes that best fit their program, which makes efficiency in their process paramount. Each student-athlete is looking for something different, and it’s up to coaches to attempt to uncover what is important to each athlete they’re recruiting so they can attempt to tailor their efforts to that student. The purpose of this synthesis was to determine the most important factors student-athletes consider when making their college choice.

The literature ...