Sports Coaching Competencies, Motivation and Performance of the Athletes: An Input to Sports Development Program for Coaches
Keywords:Competencies, motivation, performance and development program.
The study on the Sports Coaching Competencies, Motivation and Performance of the Athletes: An Input to Sports Development Program for Coaches in the City Schools Division of Cabuyao, Laguna was conducted during the second semester of the Academic Year 2020-2021 at Cabuyao, Laguna. The study employed the descriptive correlational method of research. It utilized an adapted survey questionnaire and used the purposive sampling method for sample selection for respondents. The coaching competencies were measured in terms of personal skills, conceptual skills, management skills, human interaction skills and technical skills while the level of competencies of athletes were measured according to basic skills, preparatory skills and performance skills. Finding revealed that the motivation strategies of the coaches employed to players such as intrinsic and extrinsic were highly observed.
The coaches competencies such as personal skills, conceptual skills, management skills, human interaction skills and technical skills had no significant relationship to the athletes competencies in terms of basic, preparatory and performance skills. Further, the researcher found out that there was a significant relationship between athletes performance skills and coaches extrinsic motivation strategies. However, the rest of the sub-variables in students’ competency skills and coaches’ motivational skills showed no significance. It is suggested that the Division Sports Coordinator may ensure that there is a sports development program in place to develop and sharpen the best coaches and champions in all sports events. Schools may think about assigning male and female teachers to coach combative, ball, and individual games. Schools may consider appointing seasoned coaches to handle athlete training rather than newly hired teachers. To increase the chances of winning more medals, schools may assign male and female coaches to group games such as volleyball, basketball, football, and baseball.
Schools may consider regular communication with parents and coaches to improve relationships with teacher-coaches and student-athletes, resulting in an increased level of confidence with the coaches and athletes during the training program. Schools can effectively recruit future champion players by providing extrinsic motivations such as allowances, better sports facilities, and trainers. Trainer-coaches should consider strategies for retaining athletes in sports events and teams with which they are involved by providing the best school sports program. More training opportunities, possibly the advanced ones, and membership options that are flexible may be considered by the school. Coaches may choose and train athletes beginning from grade 3 in the elementary and grade 7 in the high school for the Grassroots program.
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