Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Degree Granting Department

Child and Family Studies

Major Professor

Kim Crosland, Ph.D.

Co-Major Professor

Raymond G. Miltenberger, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Lisa Witherspoon Ph.D.


Behavioral Coaching, Skill Acquisition, Sport


Behavioral coaching procedures have been evaluated and enhanced over the years to find the most effective interventions for athletic performance in a variety of sports settings. Different types of feedback have been evaluated for effectiveness in teaching and improving skills. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of video modeling and video feedback to improve technique for three novice individuals in a fitness program incorporating Olympic weightlifting. Two weightlifting events, the clean and jerk and snatch, were targeted for intervention. Each lift was broken down into a task analysis, and trainers used the task analysis to score each lift. Video modeling and video feedback was effective in improving all three participant's lifts from baseline. Annie's lifts improved from 37% in baseline to 79% in intervention for the clean and jerk, and 24% to 75% for the snatch. Rich's lifts improved from 79% in baseline to 95% following intervention for clean and jerk, and 58% to 89% for the snatch. Fran improved from 60% to 87% on the clean and jerk, and from 51% to 84% on the snatch.