A Survey of the
invited to participate in an evaluation of the Fivetowns CSD/MSAD 28 athletic
program, conducted by the Maine Center for Sport and Coaching (MCSC) and the
Center for Research and Evaluation at the University of Maine. The purpose of
the evaluation is to reveal current perceptions of the sporting experience in
will you be asked to do?
decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a series of survey
questions pertaining to the sporting experience of the most recent
sports season. Questions are reflective of the Sports Done Right
program. Sample questions may include:
On this team we set goals then strive to achieve them.
My parent(s)/guardian(s) give me coaching advice during
competitions and practices.
for your time and inconvenience, there are no risks to you from participating
in this evaluation.
While this survey may not benefit you directly, the
evaluation will provide insight into the perceptions of student-athletes,
parents/guardians and coaches concerning the quality of athletic programming.
These perceptions will assist schools in identifying areas for improvement.
Benefits of the evaluation include:
Improved communication between stakeholders
Improved coaching instruction
Increased awareness of the benefits of athletic participation
An increased awareness of the student-athlete athletic
The data will also serve as an evaluative tool, providing
schools and the MCSC with information relative to the Sports Done Right
core principles and core practices.
study is anonymous and does not seek any identifiable information from you.
There will be no records linking you to the data. The survey data will be
collected online, using a password-protected database. Staff for the Center
for Research and Evaluation at the University of Maine will be the only
personnel able to access the data. Maine Center for Sport and Coaching
personnel will review the data reports provided by the Center for Research and
Evaluation and provide each school a final copy of evaluation results in
summary form. Data reports will be destroyed after 5 years.
Participation is voluntary. If you choose to take part in this project, you
may stop at any time during the survey by closing your web browser. You may
skip any questions you do not wish to answer.
have any questions about this survey, please contact Karen Hawkes, director of
the Maine Center for Sport and Coaching, at (207) 581-2443 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about your rights
as a participant, please contact Gayle Anderson, Assistant to the University
of Maine’s Protection of Human Subjects Review Board, at (207) 581-1498 or
Completion of the survey implies consent to participate.
On this team…
set goals then strive to achieve them.
rules are enforced fairly.
teammates treat me with respect
learned or had skills reinforced that will help me succeed in life.
have been taught how to handle success with grace and failure with
get the playing time I deserve.
have become more confident as an athlete.
am able to balance my responsibilities (family, school, team, etc.).
practices are worthwhile (challenging and educational).
respect the coach and his/her decisions.
wonder if some of the competitive strategies we use are fair.
learn about proper nutrition.
parent(s) / guardian(s)...
encourage me to participate in a variety of sports throughout the year.
value academics first and foremost over athletics.
value my improvement and effort more than winning every time.
agree with the coach’s strategies and style.
expect that I will receive an athletic scholarship to a college.
give me coaching advice during competitions and practices.
emphasizes good sportmanship.
treats all team members with respect.
favors the most talented athletes.
values improvement and effort more than winning every time.
very knowledgeable about this sport.
encourages me to succeed academically.
defines ‘success’ by more than our win/loss record.
models good sportsmanship.
holds us accountable for poor sportsmanship.
takes injuries seriously.
encourages me to participate in a variety of sports throughout the year.
a positive role model.
expects me to perform at an unrealistic level.
helps me learn from my mistakes without being overly critical.
understands the pressures on me (family, school, team, etc.)
Being on this team has made me a better person.
While on this team, I also played on a team not affiliated with our
place academics first and foremost over athletics.
Team members do not use alcohol or other drugs.
know the school’s code of conduct for student-athletes.
Spectators cheer us on without degrading our opponents.
Spectators treat officials with respect.
understand what it means to be a Sports Done Right community.