The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of written reports by coaches of sports activities for person with intellectual disabilities, and to chart the levels of the descriptive content. The reports included descriptive content in the following seven categories: 1. Behavioral description of the participants 2. Description of inferred from the participant's state of being 3. Suggested coaching methods 4. Description of the methodology demonstrated by the coach 5. Personal impressions from the coaches 6. Description of related physical environmental factors 7. The use of illustrations to record the activities The most prevalent category reported was from category #2., (39.0%). The second most prevalent was from category #1., (21.0%). The results of comparing the descriptive reports from coaches with 2 years or less experience (〜2 years) and coaches with 3 years or moreexperience (3 years〜)", it was found that the 3 years〜 coaches reports contained a significantly higher quantity of writing based on the number of characters used in their reports. 237/152.29 average were significantly higher; 3 years〜 written 237.0 average characters, compared to 〜2 years written characters 148.3. (t(152.29)=5.69, p<.001). Those coaches 〜2 years or less had a higher tendency to report from category #6, while the reports from coaches 3〜 experience reported more from categories 4 and 5.
Norway is one of the few countries that has integrated non-disabled and disabled sport organizations, and successfully increased the registration number of athletes with disability within the decade or more since 2001. Although the world's first sporting facility specific for the disabled and their activities have previously been reported, there has been a little research into the sporting environment for the disabled under integrated sport organizations. Therefore, this study chose three current Norwegian Paralympic coaches from Boccia, Cross-country skiing, and Ice sledge hockey in order to explore the reality and possibility in developing athletes with disability. A semi-structured interview was used to collect data, and then investigate through interpretive analysis. This case study revealed four categories: connecting with the Olympic Training Center, tendency of financial improvement, national team training, and necessity of obtaining new athletes.