Parental 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

Parent 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

The purpose of this research is to gather information relating to the players of 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. It is hoped that this information will help your child to improve their overall ability to play Gaelic Football. Key measures which will be gathered from the athletes at baseline are:

  1. Monitoring of athlete training loads.
  2. Data collection of sport specific fitness testing.
  3. Baseline testing of skill and the creation of a database to measure the progression of skill development and the effectiveness of practice.
  4. Evaluate the athlete’s current knowledge and understanding of best practice in areas of nutrition, rest & recovery, reflective practice and lifestyle management.
  5. Sport psychological profiling of players to measure the effectiveness of the Rebel Og programme.

Your child’s participation in the research project

Your child has been invited to partake in the research as a member of the Rebel Og Development Squad.

What would happen if you agree for your child to join in the research?

If you agree for your child to join the study, there are four main things that will happen:

  1. Training load data that your child is completing as part of the Rebel Og program will be analysed by the research team.
  2. A number of skills tests will be conducted during the year to assess levels and improvement over time. These will be videoed and analysed by the research team. 
  3. A physical fitness test will be completed.
  4. GPS monitoring will be run during games either in training or matches.
  5. A number of training sessions, training matches and competitive matches will be videoed and analysed.
  6. Questionnaire’s will be completed on lifestyle, injuries, nutrition, rest and recovery

Are there any risks?

We do not think there are any significant risks to you taking part in this study. Your child won’t be exposed to any excessive levels of physical exertion.

What happens to the results of the evaluation?

Once all the data has been collated, it will be stored securely in locked filing cabinets at CIT. It will be coded so that we can remove names. We will present this information together for all of the groups involved but there will be no description that would identify any individuals.

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, all participants will be kept anonymous and unidentifiable if research is published.

Are there any benefits from taking part?

Yes, hopefully the information from our data will develop your child to be more of a complete Gaelic footballer. It is hoped that the education he will receive will empower him and the coaches to improve their ability to play and coach. Also, your child will be able to observe the GPS metrics (work rate, distance covered etc.) throughout the process. There is no cost to you for any of this.

What happens next?

How can we protect your privacy:

As you can see, everyone working on the study will respect your privacy. We have taken very careful steps to make sure that you cannot be identified from any of the information that we have about you.

All information about you and your child will be stored securely away from the consent and assent forms. At the end of the research we will destroy the information we have gathered about you and your child. We will only keep the ascent and consent forms with your name and address. We keep these for five years because we are required to do so by CIT.

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

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

Further information

If you have any questions about the research or how we intend to conduct the study, please contact us.

Kevin Murray PhD Researcher

Tel: (08) 8116002

Email: kevin.j.murray@mycit.ie

Dr.Con Burns, Primary Supervisor

Email: Con.Burns@mycit.ie

Parental Consent Form