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Youth basketball coaches’ perceptions and implementation of fundamental movement skills training: Towards a realist evaluation

Williams, Mark and Hammond, Andrew and Moran, Jason (2021) 'Youth basketball coaches’ perceptions and implementation of fundamental movement skills training: Towards a realist evaluation.' Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. ISSN 0273-5024 (In Press)

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate youth basketball coaches’ perceptions and implementation of fundamental movement skills training (FMS). Method: Snowball and criterion-based sampling approaches were used to survey youth basketball coaches (n= 79) beliefs and experiences relating to their perceptions and implementation of non-basketball specific skills and FMS into practice. Realist Evaluation inspired the analysis of descriptive statistics (means and frequencies) and reflexive qualitative thematic analysis to inform the results. Results: It was found that the participants had a comprehension of FMS and acknowledge their value in the long-term development of youth players. However, there appeared to be varying levels of uptake amongst the surveyed coaches. Discussion/Conclusion: The findings suggest there is a need for governing bodies to develop innovative strategies to persuade youth basketball coaches to adopt non-sports specific movement skills to improve their practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021 (ahead of print). © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: survey, sports, motor learning, evaluation, mixed methods
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 19:55
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 20:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30833

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