Promoting engagement of external coaches in school-based extracurricular sports activities (SBECSA) is valuable for positive youth development. However, the number of external coaches is insufficient. When trying to enhance recruitment and engagement of external coaches, registrants of sports leader banks are a good potential source of external coaches. Sports leader bank is an organization that registers community residents who can coach sports and introduces them to sports organizations that need coaching. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to identify facilitators and barriers associated with engagement in SBECSA among registrants of sports leader banks. Participants were 12 registrants of four sports leader banks who were not currently engaging in SBECSA as external coaches. Data were obtained through personal semi-structured interviews and analyzed using the KJ method that is one of qualitative analysis. As results, facilitators were categorized into four large (benefit, system, environment, and motivation), 15 middle, and 42 small categories and barriers were categorized into four large (burden, system, environment, and lack of motivation), 15 middle, and 44 small categories. Findings suggested some ways of improving the situation with external SBECSA coaches, such as developing the insurance system, promoting information about the characteristics of coaches, and encouraging schools to accept these coaches. Recruitment and engagement of external coaches can be promoted by enhancing these facilitators and reducing barriers.
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