Pesten: attitude en aanpak van sporttrainers bij semi-contact sporten.Vor, J.M. de; Hamerlinck, I.; Vos, S.P.B.; Hoogen, C.A. van den

This study examined the experiences, attitude and acting of sport coaches of children of 8 to 12 year old, regarding bullying. Twelve interviews were used for qualitative data-analysis. Coaches point out they barely notice bullying at their sport club. If bullying does occur, it happens at locations without supervision. Most participants valued bullying as a problem. Coaches act on bullying by starting conversations with those involved. This approach, based on their own experiences, seems effective. Protocols regarding bullying at sport clubs do not exist. The implications of this study are (1) more supervision, (2) clear behavior rules, (3) unambigious protocols, and (4) more coaching to young sport coaches.