The Impact of Coach-Specific Training on Youth Sports

Date of Award

Summer 6-5-2023

Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Coaching and Athletic Administration




Approximately 60 million youth are involved in some type of youth sport each year (Wekesser et al., 2021). When youth are involved in sport programs, they can experience both positive and negative impacts on their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, as well as their self-confidence. According to Cairney et al (2018), “organized sport (participation in a sport with a coach) has been continually identified as an important context that can support the health, development, and well-being of youth” (p. 2). In addition, youth sport participation can help facilitate many positive outcomes such as increased enjoyment, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and the ability to work with others (Falcao, 2020). Therefore, the purpose of this study will be to look at coach-specific training(s) that coaches have had before becoming a coach or while coaching

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