Elite coaches’ use and engagement with performance analysis within Olympic and Paralympic sport

Scott B. Nicholls, Nic James, Elizabeth Bryant, Julia Wells

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Abstract

The use and implementation of performance analysis and feedback by 18 elite Olympic/Paralympic coaches (coaching experience 16.1 ± 7.4; experience using performance analysis 8.3 ± 4.8 years) was explored via an online questionnaire (mean time to complete = 29 min). Likert scales were used to facilitate cross-sport comparison. Comment boxes were included to enable providing additional information if deemed necessary. Training goals, athlete discussion and coaching philosophy were the most prominent features influencing analysis direction. Time available had the greatest impact upon feedback provision. The main analysis techniques used were video, performance reports and trend analysis. Coaches with greater experience delivered significantly more feedback sessions within 1 h of performance. Feedback sessions were
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-779
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Feedback
  • Olympic sport
  • coaching process
  • performance analysis

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