Keywords

Coaches, Yelling, Abusive

Abstract

Yelling in society is a common occurrence. Parents yell at their children, bosses yell at their employees and coaches yell at their athletes. Yet, in many cases the yelling coach exhibits unkind, loud in nature, and very personal statements. The purpose of this study was to better understand former athlete’s perspectives regarding their thoughts and experiences of their coaches yelling at them. For this study yelling will imply saying loud, unkind, personal comments towards the athlete. For this study 124 former athletes were surveyed regarding their experiences with a yelling coach. Generally, it was found that the former athletes did not like or appreciate their coaches yelling at them. In many cases the coaches lost credibility with the former athletes. The implications of this study were that coaches should try a self-controlled, calm approach with their athletes.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017-11-02

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Teacher Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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