In 2022, LiFEsports at The Ohio State University (OSU), the Aspen Institute's Project Play initiative, the Susan Crown Exchange, and Nike partnered to conduct the first-ever youth sport coach survey of its kind in the United States (U.S.). The 2022 National Coach Survey aimed to examine youth sport coaches' backgrounds, experiences, philosophies, behaviors, and training histories and interests, and to explore whether coaches trained in different topic areas reported more effective coaching practices and, ultimately, greater perceived impact as a coach.
The executive summary provides a high-level overview of the methods, key findings, and recommendations, which can be used to drive improvements in youth sport policy, practice, coach preparation, and training. The National Coach Survey final report can be found here. To reference this report, please click on the .pdf file below.