Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

The Reliability of a Recruiting Checklist for Collegiate Men's Basketball Coaches

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

The Reliability of a Recruiting Checklist for Collegiate Men's Basketball Coaches

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Jamey R. Plunk, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Brent Williams Nest or Sherman, and Johnny Estelle, Texas A & M University--Kingsville

In the achievement-oriented employment of college coaching, scouting and recruiting have become crucial determinants in the success of any team. Although these skills are an integral part of an effective coaches' tools, very little attention has been given to the preparation and training of young coaches in this area. Most young coaches are expected to learn this skill over time and by observation of experienced coaches. The development of this skill has often been determined by trial and error. The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable recruiting checklist for inexperienced coaches at the collegiate level. This checklist focused on necessary physical attributes such as agility, quickness, conditioning and coordination. Work ethic, attitude, leadership skills and game understanding were the mental attributes assessed by the checklist. The participants for this study included 50 male basketball players ranging from seniors in high school to freshmen and sophomores at the junior college level. …

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