Keywords

Coaches, Silence, Baseball

Abstract

For athletic coaches, there are many methods to coach their athletes. One method that may not be as common or even thought of as coaching, is silence. Silence is basically, when the coach does not speak, but is thinking of specific team, player, and competitor items. The purpose of this study was to interview consistently successful high school baseball coaches with an emphasis on their silence as a coaching behavior. Five successful high school baseball coaches in the southeastern region of the United States were interviewed. Generally, it was found that these baseball coaches were strategizing, thinking of baseball related items while they were silent during practice. The results from this study are a valuable addition to the literature.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2020-07-07

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Teacher Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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