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Analysing coach–athlete ‘talk in interaction’ within the delivery of video-based performance feedback in elite youth soccer

Groom, Ryan; Cushion, Christopher J.; Nelson, Lee J.

Authors

Ryan Groom

Christopher J. Cushion

Lee J. Nelson

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to explore coach-athlete ‘talk in action' during performance analysis feedback sessions. Our goal was to examine how interactional tasks are accomplished through the use of talk. Coach-athlete interactions were recorded within six home match video-based feedback sessions, over the course of a 10-month English Premier League Academy season. Interactions within the sessions were recorded and transcribed using a conversation analysis approach. Analysis of the interactions revealed that the coach attempted to exercise control over the sequential organisation of the sessions, via asymmetrical turn-taking allocations, an unequal opportunity to talk, control over the topic of discussion within the interactions and the use of questioning to select speakers to take turns to talk. The findings are principally theorised through the work of Bertram H. Raven in an attempt to explain the social organisation of power within the institutional context. The conclusion emphasises the importance of coaches becoming more aware of the likely impact of such interactional practices upon athlete learning.

Publication Date 2012-11
Journal Qualitative research in sport exercise and health
Print ISSN 2159-676X
Electronic ISSN 1939-845X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 3
Pages 439-458
Institution Citation Groom, R., Cushion, C. J., & Nelson, L. J. (2012). Analysing coach–athlete ‘talk in interaction’ within the delivery of video-based performance feedback in elite youth soccer. Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, 4(3), 439-458. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2012.693525
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2012.693525
Keywords Performance analysis; Sports coaching; Conversation analysis; Sports pedagogy; Social power; Soccer
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2159676X.2012.693525
Copyright Statement ©2016 University of Hull
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Qualitative research in sport exercise and health on 12th July 2012, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline...80/2159676X.2012.693525

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