Considerations for the Utilization of Questionnaires in Collegiate Team Environments Technical Report

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Greg Adamson
Clare Quebedeaux
Tyler Carpenter
Stuart Roche
Travis Kleifgen
Alex Curtis
Makennah J. Mills

Keywords

Data, Tracking, Subjective Monitoring

Abstract

Questionnaires are commonplace in team and individual sports as a subjective tool to assess an athlete’s psychological perception and behavioral practices towards their performance and physical preparation. A consistent and systematic approach is required when administering questionnaires to an athlete or group of athletes. Proper questionnaire design and administration methods allow a strength and conditioning coach to effectively analyze the data and make actionable interventions when necessary. There are challenges in sports, especially team environments, which strength and conditioning professionals must maneuver to better help athletes. These challenges include sudden changes in practice or travel, coaching changes, administrative technicalities, athlete cooperation, and many more factors.  When challenges arise, questionnaires are useful tool to gauge how an athlete responds to such changes. The purpose of this report is to outline strategies and considerations for strength and conditioning professionals to effectively implement questionnaires in the collegiate environment.

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