The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between managerial competence and leadership styles of the athletes' coaches. The survey also tested whether there were significant differences in the leadership style and managerial competence perception of the athletes in terms of gender, age, sport year, and level of education. This research was carried out on a total of 124 athletes selected by random sampling method among the athletes playing licensed football in Yalova, Bursa and Sakarya, and who volunteered to participate in the survey. As data collection tool, Chelladura and Saleh (1980) and developed by Güngörmüş et al. (2008) conducted by the Turkish version of the Leadership Scale for Sport (Leadership Scale for Sports-LSS) and Al A. (2007) scale developed by the managerial competence is used. According to the results of the research findings, there was a positive correlation (r: 0.795 **) between the sensory leadership sense of the athletes' coaches and the sense of managerial competence at the significance level of 0.001. In addition, there was a significant difference in the sense of managerial competence in terms of sports years for the coaches of athletes.
Management Competence , Leadership, Amateur Footballer