Effect of a mentoring through reflection program on the on the verbal behaviour of beginner volleyball coaches: a case study. (Efecto de un programa de supervisión reflexiva sobre la conducta verbal de entrenadores principiantes de voleibol: un estudio de casos).

María Perla Moreno Arroyo, Alberto Moreno Domínguez, Damián Iglesias Gallego, Luis García González, Fernando del Villar Álvarez



The purpose of this study was to modify the verbal behaviour of volleyball coaches during competition. Three beginner volleyball coaches were included in a formative program that included supervisory feedback plus systematic analysis of the coaches’ verbal feedback, as well as the coaches’ own observations and self-corrections of their behaviour during the competitive season. The outcome variable of interest was the verbal behaviour of the coach during timeouts during games, with consideration given for two specific dimensions of behaviour: the type of information provided to the team and the team to which the coach made reference. The results revealed a change in the verbal behaviour of the coaches, which was principally demonstrated in an increase in amount of tactical information and information provided about the opponent.

Key words/palabras clave: mentoring through reflection | verbal behaviour | coach | volleyball | competition | supervision reflexiva | conducta verbal | entrenador | voleibol | competicion


El propósito de este estudio fue modificar la conducta verbal del entrenador de voleibol durante la competición. Tres entrenadores de voleibol fueron sometidos a un programa formativo (feedback de supervisión con análisis sistemático de la conducta verbal del entrenador, y visionado de la actuación) durante una temporada de competición. La variable dependiente de la investigación fue la conducta verbal del entrenador durante los tiempos muertos, considerándose dos dimensiones en la misma: tipo de información, equipo al que hace referencia la información. Los resultados obtenidos muestran una modificación en la conducta verbal de los entrenadores, manifestada fundamentalmente en el incremento de información táctica y sobre el equipo contrario.




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Palabras clave/key words

mentoring through reflection; verbal behaviour; coach; volleyball; competition; supervision reflexiva; conducta verbal; entrenador; voleibol; competicion

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