Kansas high school football coaches and their perception of the action and effects of sports supplements in highschool football players
Hendrix, B. & Griffin, A.(2007). Kansas high school football coaches and their perception of the action and effects of sports supplements in highschool football players. In Proceedings : 3rd Annual Symposium : Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS : Wichita State University, p.129-130
Many high school football players are experimenting with advertised “performance enhancing” supplements. Many of these athletes turn to their coaches for questions and advice regarding supplements. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to learn the opinions of Kansas high school football coaches regarding sport supplement use in high school football players. Methods: An email survey was sent out to all Kansas high school football coaches regarding their knowledge and recommendations of supplement use in their athletes. Results: 53% of the coaches thought supplements were beneficial to a high school athlete, 32% were neutral, and 15 % either disagreed or strongly disagreed. 80% of the coaches were aware of their athletes taking supplements. 72% of coaches recommended supplement use to their athletes. 70% stated they had received educational material regarding supplement use in high school athletes. 90% were interested in receiving information regarding sport supplement education in high school aged athletes if available. Conclusion: A wide degree of variation exists between different coaches and their thoughts and opinions regarding supplement use in high school football players.
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Research completed at the Department of Physician Assistant, College of Health Profession