Is there a model of expert coach speech during the competition?

Jorge Lorenzo, Jesús Rivilla, Rafael Navarro


As a part of a team, coaches need to develop their ability to leadership and exercise it to achieve the motivation of their players, since persons who are motivated in work get a greater performance. Communicate and make athletes communicate effectively is one of the major responsibilities of the coach. There is a number of aspects during the game that makes communication gain some specificities and is shown as an essential element to the performance of the player considering the limitations (Vives, 2011). Performance in critical situations, making tactical decisions in short time and having limited information, interaction with referees, staff and players as well as managing the anticipative communication are other of the tasks for coaches. The aim of this study is to know the differences of the coaches speeches who compose the sample, and check if it exists between the expert coaches common features that could help us to develop a theorical model of effective behavior during the competition. A sample of 6 expert coaches were recording during 4 games (n=24), differentiating in the register the independent variables moment, time, place and result in which the coach could provide information to their players and being developed as a dependent variable system consisting of 17 categories validated by an expert committee. On having compared the content of the speech of the different coaches, the results show that most of the coaches, place in the very nearby analysis of correspondences, which explain than the majority of the relations that are established among the variables should be weak or moderate and that on the other hand most of the content of the speech is common to almost all.


Coach; Basketball; Communication; Competition

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