Role of the Coach: How Model Youth Team Sport Coaches Frame Their Roles

Wade D. Gilbert, Pierre Trudel
2004 The Sport Psychologist  
Similar to a belief system, a role frame acts as a perceptual filter that influences how practitioners define their professional responsibilities (Schön, 1983) . The purpose of this article is to present the role frame components of model youth team sport coaches. The results are based on a two-year multiple-case study with six coaches. On average, the coaches' role frame comprised two boundary components and nine internal components. Boundary components are objective environmental conditions
more » ... at can influence an individual's approach to coaching. Internal role frame components are personal views a coach holds regarding youth sport coaching. A discussion of how role frames can be examined and used by researchers, coaches, and coach educators is provided.
doi:10.1123/tsp.18.1.21 fatcat:3cf3lsmrvnhqtkdaxmaqiuspqm