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SORIANO, Gerard; RAMIS, Yago; CRUZ, Jaume  and  SOUSA, Catarina. An Individualized Intervention Program with Grass-root Soccer Coaches. CPD [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.3, pp.99-106. ISSN 1989-5879.

The purpose of the present study was to design and evaluate an individualized intervention program to promote coaches' positive communication style to favor players' basic psychological needs' satisfaction. This study is framed on the basic psychological needs theory from the self determination theory framework. We used CBAS as an observational measure to evaluate coaches' behavior and one scale to evaluate player's perceived satisfaction of autonomy. Three football coaches of 27, 22 and 33 years old, and their players with an age range between 12-14 years old (M= 12.9; SD= .54) participated in the study. The three coaches achieved their behavioral goal to reduce punishment behaviours once the intervention. However for the behavioral goal related with support dimensión and players autonomy satisfaction goals, two of three coaches achieved their objectives. Individualized intervention was effective in achieving the objectives in two of the three coaches.

Keywords : self determination theory; communication style; observation; basic psychological needs.

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