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A List of Inspiring Sports Coaching Dissertation Ideas


If you consider traditional coaching dissertation topics, such as exploring the relationship between exercise and muscle strength, to be boring, keep reading to discover some fresher ideas.

  • The impact of coaching mindset on participant satisfaction levels.
  • Compare two or three popular coaching styles on how happy they make participants. You may also study a correlation between participant satisfaction and performance to draw a conclusion whether this coaching style is both effective and participant-friendly.

  • The evolution of coaching development model.
  • Explore the skills and qualifications needed to become a successful coach today and several decades ago. Use the 4×4 coaching development model as a framework. Speculate on the possible future evolution of the coaching development process.

  • Generic vs. alternative coaching education: career impacts.
  • Find out whether the kind of a coach’s education has a strong impact on his or her future career. Compare traditional coaching education (through workshops) and alternative (getting a sports coaching degree).

  • The barriers to sports leaders becoming coaches.
  • A successful sports performer making a great coach seems a pretty natural thing to happen, but in fact such cases are rare. Investigate the factors that prevent sports leaders from becoming professional coaches. What can be done to remove the barriers and help their experience benefit the sporting community?

  • Multi-sports vs. single-sports coaching.
  • Make your own attempt to solve the ongoing debate on whether multi-sports coaching delivers a better quality than single-sports coaching. Conduct interviews with both coaches and participants.

  • Coaching in disability sports.
  • The coaching of disabled sports performers, such as wheelchair basketball players, is a broad and still underexplored topic. Focus on any of the multiple challenges of coaching in a particular kind of disability sports. Explore coaching practices behind a successful case and determine to which extent this experience can be used by others.

  • Cross-country comparative analysis of coaching practices.
  • Select a particular kind of sports. Compare coaching practices in this sport in different countries, then compare the results achieved by these countries’ performers in international competitions. Explain the relationship between coaching methods and actual performance.

  • Modern technology in coaching.
  • Explore the ways in which modern technology can be used to enhance sports results. For example, portable gadgets that measure pulse rate can help a coach select and maintain the optimal training mode.

  • Psychological techniques in coaching.
  • A present-day trend is the use of various psychological techniques to enhance sporting performance. Select one particular technique and explore how efficient it is, or conduct a comparative study of several techniques.

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