Masters Coaches and Masters Athletes Research

The Masters sport research team (Canadian researchers at Cape Breton University, University of Ottawa, and University of Lethbridge) invite Masters athletes and coaches of Masters athletes to participate in a new federally-funded study on Masters sport.

Description of Studies

Masters athletes are typically 35 years of age or older (varies according to sport), formally registered in a club or event(s), and train to compete in their sport – anywhere from recreational competitions to the World Masters Games. Master Athletes are unique from a coaching perspective because groups of athletes are heterogeneous in age, ability, experience, and competitive orientations. Currently, there are few resources available for Masters coaches that inform how to meet the needs of their adult athletes. As such, our research team from Cape Breton University, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Lethbridge, has launched a large-scale research initiative to better understand how coaches or instructors can impact the sport experience of Masters athletes. We are currently conducting two studies simultaneously that require data from both Masters athletes and coaches of Masters athletes. If you are interested in either study, we would greatly appreciate your participation.

For Masters coaches:

For Masters athletes:

See full study information Description of Studies

Coaching Masters Athletes Website

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Matt Hoffmann (see contact info below).

Derrik Motz
Masters Candidate
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive W,
Lethbridge, AB
Canada, T1K 3M4

Matt D. Hoffmann, Ph. D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Arts and Social Sciences, Cape Breton University
School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
125 University Private, Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5