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THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS

Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal.

Abstract
Identity is an important part of an individual, especially a university student. However, how does a
coach perceive those participating in co-curricular sports? Coaches are in the position to guide young athletes and
contribute to the formation of their identity as varsity athletes. It is important for coaches to wholly observe them
and support their participation. Any words said to young athletes will directly influence their self-perception and
their ability to cope with the challenges in achieving victory. This research has two objectives: (i) to determine
the extent of the coaches’ role in the participation of varsity athletes; and (ii) to assess the perception of coaches
toward co-curricular sports in Malaysian universities. The data were collected via questionnaires from 32 coaches.
The findings indicated that, from the perspective of the coaches, the most important variable was the individual
performance of varsity athletes (M = 5.35, SD = 0.74), followed by talent development (M = 5.1, SD = 0.91).
Identification and selection of talent was the least important variable (M = 4.87, SD = 0.98). If a coach is confident
with the potential of a student-athlete, he would continue to search for tournaments relevant to the latter’s skills.
If the student-athlete has displayed consistent performance, the coach would look for teams and coaches from
whom the athletes can gain more knowledge and experience. However, the sole efforts of the coaches alone are
not enough, so the varsity athletes themselves must possess strong interest, high commitment, and enduring
discipline to persist with the sport of choice. These factors are indispensable for the success of varsity athletes.

Key words: Coach, co-curricular sports, varsity athletes, talent development.


 
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Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal. THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 913-921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.115


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Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal. THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 913-921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.115



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Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal. THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(17): 913-921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.115



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Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal (2020) THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS. JCR, 7 (17), 913-921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.115



Turabian Style

Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal. 2020. THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 913-921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.115



Chicago Style

Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal. "THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 913-921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.115



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal. "THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 913-921. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.115



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Syarizal A.R, Norailis A.W, Hasan Ma Liwu, Ahmad Syakir Junoh, Mohd Hafzal (2020) THE ROLE OF COACHES IN IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING TALENT THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR SPORTS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 913-921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.115