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The effect of a training evaluation tool on youth coaches

WithW. COTTON AND D. O’CONNOR 385

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 1. INTRODUCTION According to the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Training (2000) the time needed for an adolescent to develop a proficient level in a fundamental movement skill such as catching ranges from 240 to 600 minutes. However, recent research (Booth et al., 2006) suggests that only 15−20 % of boys achieve mastery of a skill like a catch by Year 10. This evidence highlights the importance and place of a coach in the development of players’ fundamental movement skills.