“FAIR PLAY EVERYDAY”. A Sportsmanship Training Program for High School Coaches. Do high school coaches need a sportsmanship program?. Most are doing OK Shake hands Treat Opponents OK BUT 1996 Head Butting Jersey Switching Baiting Officials Abuse: . The Number One Goal:.
A Sportsmanship Training Program for
High School Coaches
The NFHS and Most State Associations
To improve the level of sportsmanship and fair play in all high school athletic events.
504 coaches surveyed
239 surveys returned
47% return rate
Only 27.2 % had received the Manual
Only 19.2 % had read the ManualHowever!
Questions of Right Choice
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of a cognitive sportsmanship training program, based on the stated concepts of a high school activities association sportsmanship manual, on selected coaches as evidenced on a pencil and paper test instrument.
Fair Play Everyday video & SQ
NFHS Be A Sport video & SQ
No video or program
Sportsmanship Questionnaire onlyGroup Design
School selection: Random selection
A-1 = 181
A-2 = 109
A-3 = 60
A-4 = 67
Coaches by Gender
Male = 317
Female = 103Data Collection (continued)
No difference exists by coaching treatment group on cognitive sportsmanship test scores
No difference exists by coach gender on cognitive sportsmanship test scores.
Male M = 3.565
Female M = 3.723
There is no significant difference
Female mean is slightly higher
No difference exists by coach school size on cognitive sportsmanship test scores.
School Size Mean SEM
A-1 3.267b .097
A-2 3.767a .147
A-3 3.826a .166
A-4 3.716a .150
There is a significant difference.
Large schools dampen enthusiasm for extracurricular activities
The objective has been to improve Sportsmanship in high school sports. The finish of this part of the project...
… is the beginning of a greater challenge and crusade.
“The journey is better than the inn”
continues. . .