Technical and social cue utilization in expert football coaches

Daniel J. Yee, Mark W. Wiggins, Jaime C. Auton, Glenn Warry, Peter Cklamovski

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Abstract

Although the research concerning the problem-solving and decision-making strategies of expert coaches is well-established, few studies have sought to identify the specific characteristics that enable coaches to effectively solve problems and make decisions. This study provided a novel investigation as to whether the ability to utilize technical and social cues is associated with markers of expertise in national football (i.e., soccer) coaches. A total of 70 nationally qualified football coaches in Australia participated. A series of simple linear regression analyses and a multinomial logistic regression indicated that both technical and social cue utilization are associated with self-ratings of capability and qualification levels, controlling for one another, although the capacity to utilize technical cues exhibited a relatively stronger relationship with qualification. The findings have implications for the training and development of football coaches, and for the literature focusing on expert-novice differences.

LanguageEnglish
JournalSport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 May 2019

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  • cognitive strategies
  • communication
  • psychological skills training

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Yee, Daniel J. ; Wiggins, Mark W. ; Auton, Jaime C. ; Warry, Glenn ; Cklamovski, Peter. / Technical and social cue utilization in expert football coaches. In: Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. 2019.
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