• Vesela Ivanova Faculty of Public health, Bulgaria
  • Vasil Dimitrov Sports Management, Sofia



rhythmic gymnastics, coach, athlete, relationship


Interesting for science in terms of success, are coach-athlete relationship. They are subject of much research and analysis, as the focus is on building strong bonds of trust, respect and support between the two most important sides in the sport.

The aim of our study is to research coach-athlete relationship in rhythmic gymnastics and its influence on the training process. In the investigation, a questionnaire with 24 items was used and the respondents were 14 elite rhythmic gymnasts. The results of the study showed the majority of elite gymnasts have their own opinion about the methods used; they want to be listened to. Тhe biggest differences being observed in the proximity of the individual athletes with the coach.

A good relationship between a coach and an athlete here are not only the key to sports success, but they are a major source of good education, building a value system and character of the gymnasts.

Author Biographies

Vesela Ivanova, Faculty of Public health, Bulgaria

Faculty of Public health, Health care and Tourism, Wellness Institute Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

Vasil Dimitrov, Sports Management, Sofia

Sports Management, National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”, Sofia


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How to Cite

Ivanova, V. ., & Dimitrov, V. . (2020). RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COACHES AND ATHLETES IN RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS . Proceedings of CBU in Social Sciences, 1, 98-103.
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