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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 12, Part A (2018)

Current practices, challenges and prospects of short, middle and long distance event trainee athletes, with specific reference to tenta athletics training center, South Wollo, Tenta, Ethiopia

Author(s)
Tegegne Tessema and Mulugeta Mekonene
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to assess the current practices, challenges and prospects of short, middle and long distance event trainee athletes, with specific reference to Tenta Athletics Training Center at Tenta-Ajibar Town. The subjects were 28 short, middle and long distance event trainee athletes and 3 coaches were taken as a whole while 5 administrative heads were selected using purposive sampling method. Questionnaires, interviews, and observation cheek list were used to collect data. To analyze the collected data quantitative and qualitative methods have been made applicable. The study revealed that event training is classified in to short, middle and long distance according to ability, age and experience. It was stated by short, middle and long distance event trainee that the training program is linked with specific Athletics event, 50% “very high”, 21.43% “high”, 14.29% “medium”, 7.14% “Low” and 7.14% “very low” respectively. On the other hand, a high percentage 66.67 “high”, and 33.33% Medium” is rated by coaches. Regarding the benefit, trainee Athletes’ have obtained from the training center, 57.14% of the athlete respondents ranked their agreement between excellent and good. Similarly, 66.66% coach respondents rated good and 33.33% fair. it was found out that Library, well equipped gymnasium, Showers, Medical service and well prepared training field/track respectively are found not in abundant as asserted by both groups of respondents. On the other hand, there are several problems that affect short, middle and long distance event trainee athletes’ performance. Lack of adequate and balanced diet, lack of well prepared and conducive training track and lack of adequate facilities…etc. are the major constraints obtained from the collected data disclosed that training offered to short, middle and long distance event trainee athletes were inadequate despite, it had a good future prospective. The study also suggested the possible solutions that are believed to alleviate the problems. Tenta athletics training center should adjust the training days, sessions and time spent in each training session. The concerned bodies are expected to allocate enough budgets. The training center should have well qualified coaches, manager, sport medicine and professionals and administrative workers. Additionally it is suggested that the training center should have to work jointly with different stake holders in order to achieve its goal.
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How to cite this article:
Tegegne Tessema, Mulugeta Mekonene. Current practices, challenges and prospects of short, middle and long distance event trainee athletes, with specific reference to tenta athletics training center, South Wollo, Tenta, Ethiopia. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(12):04-08.
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