Analysis of Starter/Nonstarter Motor-Skill Engagement and Coaching Behaviors in Collegiate Women's Volleyball

Lacy, Alan C.; Martin, Donna L.
January 1994
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jan1994, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p95
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to examine starter/nonstarter motor-skill engagement (MSE) and coaching behaviors in different segments of preseason practices in collegiate women's volleyball. The subjects were players and coaches of eight volleyball teams. Segments of the practice were defined and coded as a warm-up, skill work, scrimmage, or conditioning. Duration recording procedures were used to collect MSE data of starters and nonstarters. Coaching behaviors were coded with interval recording procedures (5-second observe, 1-second code) using an expanded version of the Arizona State University Observation Instrument (ASUOI), A two-way repeated measures ANOVA showed no significant differences in MSE between starters and nonstarters across the segments of the practice sessions. Results of this study offer a starting point for future research on player behaviors in the athletic environment and add to the data base of completed research on coaching behaviors.


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