Kompetenzprofile von Trainern und Sportmanagern im Leistungssport

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  • Thomas Apitzsch

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The present study deals with the competences of coaches and sports managers in high-performance sport and sport-economic spheres of activity, and is limited to professional team sports facilities (football, handball, basketball, volleyball and ice hockey). To this end 21 coaches, sports managers and external insiders from the respective forms of sport were questioned within the framework of qualitative interviews. The author defines competence as (professional) capacity to act, containing the six facets knowledge, ability, control, allowance, volition and doing. With the help of the competency map of Heyse and Erpenbeck , the statements of the interview participants were assigned to individual competences in the areas of professional competence and methodological competence, personal competence, social competence, activity competence and implementation competence and were in each case presented in a competence profile for coaches and sports managers. In case of the essentially necessary competences the expertise in the respective domain dominated over social competences like communicative skills (especially in the case of the coach) or relationship management. According to the interview participants especially these two social skills (added multidisciplinary knowledge) are important for the future, for both trainers and sports managers. The top people among coaches and sports managers are especially characterized by personal competences, like normative-ethical attitude, credibility and power of judgement. In the field of activity competences and implementation competences, goal-oriented leadership and result-oriented actions are the most important skills for coaches and sports managers. Further studies seem especially useful for the media-effective sport of football and its special framework conditions. In addition to the identification of competencies also their measurement could be thematised.
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationKöln
PublisherDeutsche Sporthochschule Köln
Number of pages204
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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