The organization of the sport process: The perspective of elite volleyball Brazilian coaches.

Ana Luiza Vieira, Cláudia Salomé Lima Dias, Nuno José Corte-Real, António Manuel Fonseca
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the coaching knowledge of 24 expert high-performance Brazilian volleyball coaches in the organization of training and competition. A semi-structured interview was used, and the resulting data analyzed following the procedures outlined by Côté and colleagues (Côté & Salmela, 1994, 1996; Côté, Salmela, & Russell, 1995a, 1995b). Overall, the data highlighted that the coaches of male and female teams organized competition and training similarly. Additionally, the organization component comprised not only the planning of training and competition, but also a constant social interaction with the athletes, the athletes’ significant others, the assistant coaches and other technical staff, as well as other sport agents (e.g., administrators). The overall trends are primarily discussed in relation to existing research.


leadership; coaching model; organization; expert coaches; volleyball

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