As you perhaps already know‚ coaches really differ from each other in the type of feedback they give in response to their athletes’ performances.
This questionnaire is designed to find out what type of coaching feedback your coach gives you in practices.
Coaching Responses to Player’s Successes
Listed below are six examples of feedback your coach might give you after you have had a successful performance in a practice. PLEASE RATE EACH STATEMENT IN TERMS OF HOW TYPICAL YOUR COACH GIVES YOU THIS KIND OF FEEDBACK AFTER YOU HAVE HAD A SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE.
1. “Good play!”
2. Coach ignores your good performance.
3. “Way to go! You really went to the net this time.”
4. “Great play. Now you’re keeping your head up.”
5. “Excellent work in practice today.”
6. Coach doesn’t say anything to you about your good performance.
Coaching Responses to Player’s Errors
Listed below are ten examples of feedback your coach might give you after you have had made a mistake or committed an error in a practice. PLEASE RATE EACH STATEMENT IN TERMS OF HOW TYPICAL YOUR COACH GIVES YOU THIS KIND OF FEEDBACK AFTER YOU HAVE HAD A PERFORMANCE ERROR OR POOR PLAY.
1. “That’s O.K. Keep working at it!”
2. Coach ignores your error or poor performance.
3. “That was a really stupid play!”
4. “You were on the wrong side of him. Next time stay on the defensive side.”
5. “How many times have I told you to keep your head up.”
6. “Hang in there! You will do better next time.”
7. Coach doesn’t say anything to you about your error or poor performance.
8. “Your technique looks lousy! Keep you head up.”
9. “That play sucked!”
10.“You need to work on having quicker feet.”
Positive and informational feedback (alpha = .72); 2) Punishment-oriented feedback (alpha = 33);and 3) Nonreinforcement/Ignoring mistakes (alpha = .78)
5 point Likert scale (1 = Not at all typical to 5= Very typical).
This instrument can be found at: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/webclient/StreamGate?folder_id=0&dvs=1489389717424having402
Amorose‚ A. J.‚ & Horn‚ T. S. (2000). Intrinsic motivation: Relationships with collegiate athletes’ gender‚ scholarship status‚ and perceptions of their coaches’ behavior. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology‚ 22‚ 63-84.