In the field of coaching, a study Sage showed that the factors influencing the decision to become a coach were similar to the factors for becoming a physical education teacher and an athletic trainer Curtner-Smith: early experience in sports, a love of sports, and a desire to work with young people.
Experience in organized youth sports and athletic experience in schools prior to college played a key role in forming the image of a coaching job because people work closely with their coaches in the programs Interestingly, a study for security science majors Kim showed that recruits for the security science program have been influenced by parents, friends, and media. These factors played a significant role in attracting potential recruits. Over a period of time, recruits have an opportunity by watching their friends who are in the profession and a TV drama.
This observation enables recruits to breed a subjective warrant on the perception of professional careers and influences a recruit’s future decisions, beliefs, and values as a professional. Professional socialization refers to the process of being trained to become a Physical education teacher in physical education teacher education programs. Unfortunately, the literature said that PETE often has little or no impact on recruits, particularly those with strong coaching orientations.
These recruits may well leave programs untouched. The formal training from the PETE program are used by preservice teachers to confirm previous beliefs. Fortunately, when PETE faculty are seen as credible by students, students appear to have a much improved chance to change their beliefs and values on teaching.
In the area of coaching, findings Sage showed that lack of formal coaching education programs did not aid prospective coaches to be trained through the programs. Instead, Involving with organized youth sport programs and school sports teams provided prospective coaches with the opportunity to learn coaching from their own coaches. Thus, organized sports programs and high school athletic experience played an important role in socializing prospective coaches into the workplace[