Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant professor of sport management, faculty of humanities, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran

3 Master Of Sport Management, Faculty Of Humanities, Islamic Azad University Hamedan Branch, Hamedan, Iran.


The aim of this study was to introduce policies of qualitative development of sport coaches’ education in Golestan province. Mixed research method (qualitative (study and interview) and quantitative (questionnaire) methods) was used in the study. The identified policies from the studies and interviews were formulated in a 5-point Likert scale. Questionnaires were distributed among the statistical sample (elite sport managers, experts and coaches in Golestan province). The content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by 7 sport management professors who had a teaching and research career in coaching. The reliability was obtained in a pilot study on 30 subjects from the statistical sample (0.84). Data were analyzed by Friedman test which showed that those factors related to the evaluation of educational effectiveness, educational needs assessment, educational planning, educational implementation and standardization of educational activities were the most important in qualitative education of sport coaches in Golestan province. Then, policies in line with each factor of coaches’ education were identified and prioritized.


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