Performance Factors that guide Expert Coaches Basketball Courts in Portugal

João Carlos Rodrigues Rocha, Amândio Braga dos Santos Graça, João Julio de Matos Serrano, Rui Miguel Duarte Paulo, Marco Alexandre da Silva Batista, Samuel Alexandre Almeida Honório, Pedro Alexandre Duarte Mendes, João Manuel Patricio Duarte Petrica


In the present study, we wanted to know the areas of knowledge and the specific elements that four Experts Coaches (TEs) use in the process of high performance sports, as these guide them either directly or indirectly. The methodology used was qualitative, the technique of data collection was the semi-structured interview, and the data were treated in an inductive way with support of the program Nvivo2. The coaches interviewed were from the professional basketball league in Portugal, they are the coaches with more titles in Portugal, they have international experience and are recognized by their peers. Our results confirm the multiplicity of areas of knowledge that TEs dominate in the high performance, thanks to a wide experience and reflection that allowed the coaches to identify, apply and optimize the knowledge needed to achieve sports success, in this sense, were highlight the Methodology of Training, Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy of Sport.


High performance; Basketball; Experts coaches; Training

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