Examining how engagement with empowerment over a 3 week coaching period influences the coach and athletes’ experiences within a rugby team.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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An athlete-centred approach has been suggested as a beneficial practice, despite this there has yet to be an in-depth investigation within the implementation of empowerment into practice. The rationale for this research was to provide a thorough representation of the approach in practice, working alongside the theory of empowerment. The main aim was to identify the methods used to apply the approach, whether this was effective within the coaching process and to what extent. The study collected data using a qualitative approach, conducting three semi-structured interviews, as well as two field observations. This approach offered a deeper insight to the coach’s views and his practice of implementing empowerment. The participants were a coach and athletes of a semi-professional rugby team. The research findings concluded that effective empowerment is implemented within a set structure by the coach, whom has clear pre-planned goals for the session. This proved an efficient method to encourage enhanced decision making and leadership skills. The research also found that coaches prefer to empower athletes they have a better relationship with. This was pivotal to the effectiveness of the structure introduced by the coach to ensure his goals were met. The structure set up worked in tandem with the selected empowered individuals
DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) SPORT COACHING
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