The experience of a UWIC rugby league player/coach: autoethnographic research into power within the coach - athlete relationship.
University of Wales
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This study extends on already existing research within the scientific discipline of sports coaching. However, in contrast to the majority of previous research it delves deeper into the complex and dynamic coach – athlete relationship. It utilises an autoethnographic approach to examine and analyse the complicated area of power between the author as a player, friend and coach of the UWIC Rugby League Team over a time period of six months. The data was collected using reflective coaching journals that were written throughout the six months that the author has been coaching the rugby league team. The data is presented via three separate but related narratives that attempt to explain the interpersonal relationship between the author in the role as a player, friend and coach. The findings from the reflective coaching journals is supported by French and Ravens (1992) bases’ of social power. The main findings of the study highlight the importance of discourse whilst coaching and the need to be adaptable to situations. Furthermore the study highlights how the use of empowerment, coercive and reward power can be effective in the coaching process. The conclusion emphasises the importance of understanding the complex power relationship between a player/coach and their team. Therefore, creating a way for coaches to more successfully create a quality relationship between a player and coach that is essential for success in performance and player development (Gould, Collins, Louer & Chung, 2007).
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