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Hadian H, Boroumand M R, Amirnejad S, Najafi M. Obstacles Facing the Iranian Basketball Academy. Ann. Appl. Sport Sci. 2016; 4 (3) :41-50
1- Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shomal University, Amol, Iran ,
2- Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shomal University, Amol, Iran
4- Department of Sport Sciences, Ayatollah Amoli Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran
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This study, which is a strategic study with a mixed research approach aimed to identify obstacles facing the academies of Iranian Basketball Federation. The population comprises board of directors and committees responsible for Education and Talent Spotting Association, academy administrators, physical education instructors, qualified experts, professors, coaches, referees and heads of delegations who were asked via interviews and questionnaire (exploratory manner) to state internal and external obstacles facing basketball academies in following 8 components in order of importance utilizing the Delphi method: management and planning, training, human resources, financial resources, talent spotting, scientific and research and information technology, venues and infrastructures. Items were identified in 34 external and 49 internal factors. For weighting and prioritizing of items, the questionnaire was completed by 27 subjects employing AHP method based on pairwise comparisons. SPSS software version18 was utilized for descriptive statistics while AHP method in Expert Choice software was utilized for inferential statistics. At the end, a total of 11 executive strategies were proposed for removing the obstacles.

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  • The strategic proposals to eliminate the identified obstacles according to the results of the discussion are:
  1. Formation of Iran's organization of National Basketball Academy in the federation structure with the management of expert and relevant persons.
  2. Formation of the Strategic Council comprising athletic directors, coaches and experts to fundamentally and systematically formulate principles of the statute and regulation(s) by the National Academy of the Iranian Basketball Federation.
  3. Designations of the regular monitoring and evaluation system for academies.
  4. Codification of the comprehensive strategic talent spotting plan for the Basketball Federation academies.
  5. Establishment of the Department of Education for the promotion and integration of knowledge of coaches and referees.
  6. Development of the basic basketball sport and its subdirectories among students and members of the society and creating a healthy competitive environment.
  7. Development of the meritocracy system in recruitment academies' managers.
  8. Development of the Human resources, especially in the area of women's basketball academy.
  9. Codification of supportive regulations for optimum use and follow-up of proposed plans in order to achieve the goals of the basketball academies.
  10. Strengthening the marketing sector to attract public and private supporters and financial contributors for the basketball academies.
  11. Provision of the context necessary for the presence of the private sector in the construction and maintenance of facilities and infrastructures of academies.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Management and its related branches
Received: 2016/01/19 | Accepted: 2016/04/1 | Published: 2016/10/31

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