Athlete Consent & Information for Rebel Og Development Squads

Coach Information Sheet

Title of Project: The effectiveness of a skill development intervention on the technical proficiency of players in the Rebel Og Development Squads.

Background

Rebel Og carried out a needs analysis on its player development program and have concluded that a research program be carried out on the development of skill within the game of Gaelic Football. There will also be data collected on physical, technical, tactical, psychological and lifestyle of the developing athlete. This research is being carried out by Rebel Og (Cork GAA) and members of the Department of Sport, Leisure and Childhood Studies in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).

The purpose of this research is to gather information relating to the Rebel Og development program. It is proposed that this information be analysed and then relayed in an attempt to positively impact on the Rebel Og program. Key measures which will be gathered from the athletes at baseline are:

  • Technical skill level using a skills test
  • Baseline data on physical, tactical, psychological and lifestyle habits of the developing athlete.
  • Provide support and assistance to the coaching team by way of coaching workshops, education on nutrition, injuries and training load.

What will happen to the results of the study?

All original records of personal details will be kept, stored securely in a locked cabinet which is only accessible by the researcher. This is for comparing participant’s information for analysis purposes. However, participants will be kept anonymous and unidentifiable in the written study, with replacement names as ‘participant 1, participant 2’ and so on.

Proposed Use of Results

It is hoped that the results would be published in peer-viewed journals (such as International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching). As above, participants will be kept anonymous and unidentifiable if research is published.

Benefits to taking part in the study

This study is the first of its kind in Skill Development in Gaelic Football at youth level. You will be part of a three year study into a holistic and humanistic approach to developing a system that meets the requirements of the youth athlete.

What happens next?

With this information sheet, you will have a consent form. One week is allocated for the consideration of participation in this study.  On return the signed and completed form, participation in the research will be confirmed. Please return forms to the lead researcher (Kevin Murray).

Protection of privacy

Each participant’s personal information (name, contact details) will be stored privately with only the researcher and the research team able to access these during the study. Once the study has been completed, these details will be destroyed and disposed of appropriately. The only forms which will be kept are the consent form with your name and address. They will be stored in a safe and secure place.

What if I no longer want to partake in the study?

You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without providing notice.

Kevin Murray PhD Researcher.

Tel: (087) 8116002

Email: kevin.j.murray@mycit.ie

Dr. Con Burns, Primary Supervisor

Email: Con.Burns@cit.ie

Athlete Information Sheet

Title of Project: The effectiveness of a skill development intervention on the technical proficiency of players in the Rebel Og Development Squads.

Background

Rebel Og carried out a needs analysis on its player development program and have concluded that a research program be carried out on the development of skill within the game of Gaelic Football. There will also be data collected on physical, technical, tactical, psychological and lifestyle of the developing athlete. This research is being carried out by Rebel Og (Cork GAA) and members of the Department of Sport, Leisure and Childhood Studies in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).

The purpose of this research is to gather information relating to the Rebel Og development program. It is proposed that this information be analysed and then relayed in an attempt to positively impact on the Rebel Og program. Key measures which will be gathered from the athletes at baseline are:

  • Technical skill level using a skills test.
  • Baseline data on physical, tactical, psychological and lifestyle habits of the developing athlete.
  • Provide support and assistance to the player by way of workshops on nutrition, injury prevention, and training load.

What will happen to the results of the study?

All original records of personal details will be kept, stored securely in a locked cabinet which is only accessible by the researcher. This is for comparing participant’s information for analysis purposes. However, participants will be kept anonymous and unidentifiable in the written study, with replacement names as ‘participant 1, participant 2’ and so on.

Proposed Use of Results

It is hoped that the results would be published in peer-viewed journals (such as International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching). As above, participants will be kept anonymous and unidentifiable if research is published.

Benefits to taking part in the study

This study is the first of its kind in Skill Development in Gaelic Football at youth level. You will be part of a three year study into a holistic and humanistic approach to developing a system that meets the requirements of the youth athlete.

What happens next?

Your parent/guardian will receive an information sheet and a consent form for your particaptation in this study. One week is allocated for the consideration of participation in this study.  On return the signed and completed form, participation in the research will be confirmed.

Protection of privacy

Each participant’s personal information (name, contact details) will be stored privately with only the researcher and the research team able to access these during the study. Once the study has been completed, these details will be destroyed and disposed of appropriately. The only forms which will be kept are the consent form with your name and address,. They will be stored in a safe and secure place.

What if I no longer want to partake in the study?

You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without providing notice.

Kevin Murray PhD Researcher.

Tel: (087) 8116002

Email: kevin.j.murray@mycit.ie

Dr. Con Burns, Primary Supervisor

Email: Con.Burns@cit.ie

Athlete Consent Form