A student at Elon University and local youth soccer coach is doing some research into youth soccer coaching and could use your help collecting information about how various coaches coach…

My name is James Bryant and I am a senior at Elon University, NC. For the past couple of months, I have been doing academic research on youth soccer coaches and the factors associated with sportsmanship, winning and knowledge of the game. I am currently a coach for a U10 Academy and a member of NCYSA.

I am trying to collect information from youth coaches about what coaches are emphasizing to their players and to what extent.

Below I have a link to a questionnaire (7 questions which will take 3 minutes or less). If you could pass this email or link on to all your coaches (all levels of competition) in your club, it would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to get a true representation of coaches from all levels (rec-classic). So anyone that has coached youth soccer before, this questionnaire directly relates to you!

The link has all the information and the purpose of my research in addition to contact information. I hope you and your club are able to participate in my study. Names and clubs are also strictly anonymous in this study. If you have any questions about my research or would like to find out the results of my study, feel free to contact me at [email protected].

Thank you again for your future participation.

Best Regards,
James Bryant

The survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3Y292BY

The survey is VERY short. James has said he’ll share the results later this year and I’ll be sure to post a followup with them. So if you coach soccer, take the survey and suggest that your local league share the link with all their coaches.

UPDATE: This survey is open to all youth soccer coaches – not just those located in North Carolina.