Professional Activities of the European Taekwondo Coach: A Comparative Analysis

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The purpose of this manuscript is to establish and compare the basic professional activities that are important for successful performance of taekwondo coaches from Poland and several other European countries. Fifty-nine high level taekwondo coaches were divided into two groups: Group A included 31 European coaches from seven countries and Group B included 28 Polish coaches. Participants were asked to respond by e-mail to a questionnaire that included a list of 20 basic coaches’ professional activities. Results revealed that managing physical and technical preparation and planning the process of preparing competitiors are important for suceess in taekwondo for both groups. Moreover, differences in professional coach’s activities are discussed.

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