Impact of Traditional Versus Interactive Point-Of- View Video-Based Training Methods on Situational Confidence Levels in Intramural College Basketball Officials
Keywords:sports officiating; sports technology; sports innovation
Purpose: The purpose of this research was to examine the confidence level of college level intramural basketball officials and how different training methods, traditional and interactive point-of-view (POV) video-based, affect their perception on their confidence to perform their job accurately and in stressful environments.
Methods: There were 13 control participants who trained with the college intramural programs referee training protocols and there were 21 participants who trained with interactive POV video-based technology. Both groups answered 12 questions pre- and post-test on their perceived officiating confidence levels. The data was analyzed using an independent sample T-Test to determine if there are any differences between the means of two groups on each question.
Results: Three questions showed significant results with the POV video-based group proving greater positive changes in confidence levels from the pre to post-test than the control group: “ability to possess the most extensive knowledge of the rules compared to anyone else present at the game,” “the participants confidence in their ability to determine if a foul of violation had been committed,” and the participants being “confident in their ability to make consistent calls.”
Conclusion: Interactive POV video-based training can increase confidence levels of collegiate intramural basketball officials.
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