Study on Rights and Responsibilities of Athletes in Oromia Athletics Clubs in Focus on Sustainability of the Clubs

Mulata, Kelbessa Eba (2012) Study on Rights and Responsibilities of Athletes in Oromia Athletics Clubs in Focus on Sustainability of the Clubs. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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This study was conducted to study the rights and responsibilities of athletes in Oromia athletics clubs in focus on the sustainability of clubs. The research was designed to be conduct by descriptive survey method. Questionnaires, interviews, and observation checklists were used to collect data then, analyzed by frequency counting, and percentages. To analyze the collected data, both qualitative and quantitative methods were in use. Pertaining to the sample population for the study, from some selected athletics clubs; Athletes, club coaches’ municipality, Zonal, and Oromoia athletics federation officers were involved. The results indicate that the athletes are not aware of the constitution of clubs, which describes rights and responsibility of athletes, There is no involvements of athletes in decision-making process, Basic necessities, which provided to athletes were not satisfy them, by quality, quantity and accessibility,. There were high drop out of athletes in the clubs. Because of better payment, lack of performance and clubs reduces them as results of budget problems. The trained of coaches asking suggestions on their training methods, coaching styles, training load was low. The incomes of clubs were not from well-established source. Athletes were not ask the concerned bodies about problems they had because of fear then they leave their clubs,. There were low follow up and supports from regional athletics federation, zonal and municipality sport offices for athletics clubs. Therefore, the researcher recommended that Clubs management should educate athletes. Clubs administration should involve athletes starting from amendment of their clubs constitution to high level of board committees whom determine the sustainability of the clubs. clubs management need to design way to improve quality and quantity of food in relation to their training load, quality of residues, access of sport wears, amount of their salary in relation to community life to improve their motivation to stay in their clubs. Concerned bodies do on it by involving athletes themselves, Coaches of the clubs should ask athletes’ suggestions on their training methods, coaching styles, training load; the clubs managements should create the system to improve the income of their clubs by involving athletes. Instead of leaving, athletes should have and know properly the aim, objectives, and goal of themselves as well their clubs. They should committed to reach their goal by straggling for their rights by following the rules and regulation of their clubs. Regional athletics federation, zonal sport office, municipality sport offices need to design and develop mechanisms to support, supervise, and work with close relation to athletics clubs by teaching the ways to handle athletes, found raising mechanisms and apply the proper structures of clubs managements respectively. Generally due attention and serious consideration should given to athletes to sustain the athletics clubs.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
S Agriculture > SK Hunting sports
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Emmanuel Ndorimana
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 11:19
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 11:19

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