COACHING BEHAVIOR; EFFECTS ON ATHELETE’S PERFORMANCE
Keywords:Effects, Coaching, Behaviors, Athlete, Performance And Goal Setting.
Study was conducted to explore the effects of coaching behavior upon athletes’ performance. Population of study was athletes from various districts of Punjab Pakistan. Researchers with convenient random sampling technique selected Faisalabad, Jhung, Toba Taike Singh and Chiniot districts for research. Athletes of all levels participating in various sports of these districts were targeted population.156 Athletes were selected as a sample through non-probability convenient sampling technique. Survey research design was used as tool for data and desired information collection. Mallet, (2006)Coaching Behavior Scale for the sport (CBS-S) was used as standardized scale. The collect data was statistically analyzed. Results of the study indicated that coaching behavior affect athlete performance. All dimensions of the coaching behavior scale were significant. Study results concluded that positive coaching behavior of coach enhanced athlete’sperformance in sport competitions. Positive behavior of coach also increased physical training capabilities, mental preparation, technical skillsand goal settingtechniques in the sportsmen.Results have established that coaching and positive coaching behavior have significant positive effects on the performance of athletes.