SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2004

Structuring the Ice Hockey Environment to Promote Development of Positive Values


Important modifications in the sport structure are required to promote the learning of positive values. As an example of some changes, in the Quebec city area, the Cardinal Roy High School Ice Hockey program is designed to develop the young individuals in five dimensions, i.e., the physical, mental, emotional, social and moral dimensions. The program's philosophy also focuses its coaches' behaviors on the participants. This study describes first how the program was implemented. Second, results highlighting the high level of satisfaction of the 38 participants, junior and senior, regarding their coaches' leadership are presented. Implementing a philosophy that places the emphasis on the individual's multidimensional development rather than on the “win-at-all-costs” approach is realistic and a promising avenue to coaching young individuals.

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Roy, M
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Bernard, D
Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada
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Developed by Committee: F08
Pages: 139–151
DOI: 10.1520/STP11615S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5493-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3473-7