Promoting positive development: coaches as trainers in sports‐based resilience programs

Varela, Sharon M., Hanrahan, Stephanine J., DeCano, Policarpio, Cook, Clayton R., and Barrett, Paula M. (2020) Promoting positive development: coaches as trainers in sports‐based resilience programs. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 28 (2). pp. 209-214.

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Objective: To assess the efficacy of a train‐the‐trainer model for sporting coaches delivering a youth sports–based resilience program.

Design: A quasi‐experimental design was applied, with a pre‐post comparison, utilising purposive sampling to take advantage of an existing naturally formed group.

Setting and participants: A total of 11 coaches and 86 athletes involved in a community rowing program.

Main outcome measure(s): Coaches responded to paper‐based measures of resilience and knowledge/attitudes pre‐ and post‐completion of a training workshop. Athletes responded to online measures of stress, efficacy and life satisfaction pre‐and post‐completion of a resilience program.

Results: Following the completion of the train‐the‐trainer workshop, coaches reported significant increases in general knowledge and confidence in teaching resilience skills. Following the delivery of the resilience program, athlete self‐efficacy and satisfaction with life scores were significantly higher, with significant reductions in reported stress for athletes trained by the varsity‐level coaches.

Item ID: 62647
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Keywords: coaches; resilience; sports-based programs; train-the-trainer; youth
Copyright Information: © 2020 National Rural Health Alliance Ltd
Funders: University of Queensland (UQ)
Projects and Grants: UQ Trans-Pacific Fellowship grant
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 03:39
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520107 Sport and exercise psychology @ 60%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 10%
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