Rising Above Relational Aggression: A Research-Based Coaches Guide to Identifying and Coping with Relational Aggression
Osterfeld, Pamela Joy
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This paper served as a method to develop training materials for high school volleyball coaches pertaining to addressing and coping with relational aggression. The training materials were developed based upon research and personal experience to help convey the importance of increasing knowledge on the subject of relational aggression in high school volleyball. Based upon research and input from qualified peers, the paper defines relational aggression, provides suggestions on how to identify and cope with relational aggression should it occur within the framework of a volleyball team, and offers examples of relational aggression. Role play exercises to do with a team in an effort to prevent and cope with relational aggression are also provided.