The use of video as a coaching tool in high school boys' soccer
Christopher R. Farrell, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, United States
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania . Awarded
Video use as a coaching tool is widespread throughout the sporting world at the international and professional levels and it is nowhere more prevalent than in the sport of soccer. Much research has been devoted to this topic at the top levels of the sport.
This study explored the use of video as a coaching tool at a significantly lower level, high school. This paper examined how high school boys' soccer coaches in the state of Pennsylvania are currently utilizing video as a coaching tool. Based on prior research, video use was broken down into five key areas: review, feedback, scouting, motivation, and coach and player education.
Analysis of the data provided evidence of varying degrees of use of video technology as a coaching tool. Use for review and feedback was classified as low to moderate, use for scouting was classified as low, and use for motivation was classified as moderate. Video use for player education was classified as moderate to high and use for coach education was listed as high. Additionally, evidence suggests that the more experienced and accredited coaches are more inclined to use video technology as part of the coaching process.
Farrell, C.R. The use of video as a coaching tool in high school boys' soccer. Master's thesis, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
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