This study explores coaches’ subjective views about how they acquire knowledge for their coaching practice. A Q sample of 45 opinions about different sources for knowledge acquisition, and how such sources affect learning at personal, relational, and content knowledge levels, was presented to sport coaches. Forty-five coaches from 11 different sports on both elite and national medium levels were asked to consider and rank-order the statements through a Q sorting procedure. Following Centroid factor extraction and Varimax rotation, a three-factor solution was chosen. The factors reflected three points of view about sources of knowledge acquisition for coaching practice. Some implications for coaching practice are noted and discussed.

coaching practice, coaching expertise, education, knowledge acquisition, sport
Operant Subjectivity

Frode Moen, Kenneth Myhre, Eleanor Allgood, & Ida B. Reistad. (2017). Views about Knowledge Acquisition for Coaching Practice. Operant Subjectivity, 38(3-4), 1–15. doi:10.15133/j.os.2016.011