Coaching Dads: Understanding Managerial Implications of Fathering through Sport.

Journal Name
Journal of Sport Management
Journal Volume
30
Journal Issue
1
Page Count
12
Year Published
2016
Author (Individual)
Graham, Jeffrey A.
Dixon, Marlene A.
Hazen-Swann, Nancy.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF
Youth sport organizations traditionally have focused their concern on training parents in sport and coaching skills, but have largely ignored their parent role. However, an increasing body of work exploring the phenomenon of fathering through sport has highlighted the need for youth sport organizations to become aware of and understand the dual roles of father and coach/volunteer and the potential impact on the participant and the sport organization of using sport as a site and mechanism for fathering (Kay, 2009; Messner, 2009). The purpose of this article is to examine recent literature about the ways—both positive and negative—that fathers use sport as a way to fulfill fatherhood responsibilities and the implications for sport management scholars and practitioners, particularly in voluntary youth sport organizations. (Author abstract)

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