Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

INVESTIGAÇÃO DA ESPERTISE DE TREINADORES DE GINÁSTICA AERÓBICA BRASILEIROS USANDO ANÁLISE DE PROTOCOLO

Abstract

Luiz Henrique Rezende Maciel y Luiz Carlos Moraes

This study of cognition decodes and analyzes the verbal accounts of Brazil's leading recognized aerobic gymnastics (GAE) technical, performance and training coaches according to the proceadures of Protocol Analysis (PA), as outlined by Ericsson e Simon (1984). The main objectives of this content analysis are to identify and describe the main factors, techniques, forms and methods of excellence in performance by expert coaches of aerobic gymnastics during the athlete’s execution of a specific competitive techniques or exercises. The study's sample is composed by four expert Brazilian international coaches of aerobic gymnastics. Aside from the use of autoverbalization (AV) as suggested by protocol analysis, the narratives of trainers were taped, transcribed and organized logically into meaning units (MU). The results indicated four categories that guided the action of the focus of the coaches: coreography, mental training, training and elements. Also indicated that the protocol analysis was a efficient strategy to verify the competence of expert coaches to analyse aerobic gymnastics performance.

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