Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
Elizabeth Goryunova PhD
Dan Jenkins PhD
Team building, team bonding, youth sports, relationships, motivation, coaching, collegiate athlete, Leadership and Organizational Studies
Creating positive team culture in youth sports cultivates players who feel a part of a strong, close-knit organization which escalates their level of play and their desire to play. In addition to this, teams that have positive team culture develop on-field cohesion and trust that allows for sport strategy to be executed in a way that promotes success for the team as a whole. The methods used in coaching to promote this are focused on developing leadership, positive reinforcement, and other non-punitive measures. Scholarly research on this topic is sparse therefore this qualitative study attempts to add to the existing knowledge by analyzing information obtained during in-depth interviews with student-athlete.
Mull-Brooks, Jennifer T., "Building Bonds on Teams: How Team Building Positively Impacts Young Athletes" (2019). All Theses & Dissertations. 341.