Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Sports Management
College of Arts and Sciences
Dan A. Rascher, Ph. D
Carole Oglesby, Ph. D.
Mary A. Burns
The purpose of this research was to investigate the demand for structured
RollerSoccer Youth Programs and to examine the perceptions about this type of
Program. The market for RollerSoccer is untapped and unrepresented in the
world of sports. To date, there are no articles about the development of
RollerSoccer Youth Programs or scholarly work on marketing the emerging sport
of RollerSoccer. The RollerSoccer International Federation (RSIF), the governing
body for this fast‐paced, high scoring hybrid sport aims to expand its reach to
youth in diverse communities by developing this sports initiative.
Three hundred and ten youth participants from selected schools in the San
Francisco, Bay Area were chosen for the Youth Participation in Team Sports survey.
The study consisted of both quantitative and qualitative data collected during a
10‐week period. Eighty‐seven percent (n=271) of youth (male and female)
participants completed the surveys. Qualitative data was collected from in‐depth
interviews with four stakeholders.
The results of the survey revealed that Youth (male and female) are more
likely to play RollerSoccer than to skate for any other reason. Of the 200 youth
(male and female) that never or rarely skate, 57.5% (n=115) are somewhat, more
likely or very likely to try RollerSoccer. Results of the qualitative data suggest
that there is a high probability that stakeholders would be willing to add
RollerSoccer Youth Programs to their current schedule. These findings are
interpreted and discussed. Finally, the results may indicate that the creation of
RollerSoccer Youth Programs could be successfully implemented in the San
Francisco, Bay Area.
Solomon, June, "Perceptions About RollerSoccer Youth Programs" (2009). Master's Projects and Capstones. 841.
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