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Feedback in Athletic Coaching – Part 2

Feedback in Athletic Coaching: Is Educating Coaches the Missing Link? Researchers have identified several other feedback techniques as useful in coaching. Carol Dweck is a proponent of effort feedback. Effort feedback involves teaching individuals to attribute their failures or lack of success to low effort. This type of feedback also allows the coach to make an association between working hard and success. The result is often more effort. The connections being made in effort feedback can increase motivation, self-efficacy, and proficiency (Schunk, 2003). “Spotlighting Strengths” or noticing athletes’ strengths that they or the team take for granted is an […]

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Feedback in Athletic Coaching – Part 1

Feedback in Athletic Coaching: Is Educating Coaches the Missing Link? There is extensive research in the area of feedback in athletics that is of tremendous practical value to coaches.  However, coaches are not being educated in the theories of feedback nor are they implementing skills that have been discovered by researchers, psychologists, and sports scientists.  In the business world, research and development laboratories pass on this knowledge to professionals to further their companies.  In the world of athletics, qualified sports psychologists and fellow coaches qualified in the area of feedback must pass on this knowledge by presenting research and […]

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