Effects of an individualized program on coaches' observed and perceived behavior

J. Cruz, A. Mora, C.   Sousa, S. Alcaraz

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The purpose of the present study is to evaluate an individualized intervention based on Coach Effectiveness Training (CET) principles, using a case study. Two basketball coaches selected 3 target behaviors to improve. Behavioral assessment revealed that Coach 1 achieved positive changes in all his 3 target behaviors. In turn, Coach 2 improved on 2 of his 3 target behaviors. Changes in coaches' behaviors were mostly perceived by players in the evaluation stage. Specifically, players' perceptions of Coach 1 showed an increase of General Encouragement and Mistake-Contingent Encouragement, and players of Coach 2 perceived a clear increase of General Encouragement, Reinforcement and Mistake-Contingent Technical Instruction. Results are discussed in line with CET principles and potential applications of our program are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
JournalRevista de Psicologia del Deporte
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Basketball
  • Coaching
  • Counseling
  • Goal setting
  • Single-subject methodologies

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