Student athletes participate in team sport with a variety of skill level, motivation, and desired outcomes—they are not “one size fits all.” Gone are the days of the drill sergeant coach with a loud whistle commanding a large group to fall in line and pay attention to instructions. Today’s student athletes need authentic opportunities to connect with their coach to develop positive relationships that will address and support their individual goals and learning needs. Like in the classroom, coaches are now being asked to develop both whole group lessons that focus on exposure of content for team success, as well as differentiated instruction that connects with what each athlete needs for mastery of the skill or concept being taught. This course will focus on the second leg of this two-prong approach working to address each athlete’s skill level and motivation throughout the season. Developing your ability to build stronger relationships that foster differentiation of instruction will have a positive impact on each athlete’s experience and will lead to greater team success and ensures that every athlete, no matter the score, has a successful season.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for athletic coaches and K-12 teachers who provide physical education, who want to gain a new perspective on coaching in the modern era.
NOTE: Section 007 is specifically for USD Athletics students. Only enroll in this section if you have a sandiego.edu email address and have been approved to take this section by USD Athletics Department.
Course Materials: Text, Successful Coaching, 4th edition by Rainer Martens (same book as used in EDU-X779P, Principles of Coaching), available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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NOTE: This section (006) is specifically for the general public. If you are a student with USD Athletics Department, please choose section 007 for enrollment.
NOTE: This section (007) is specifically for USD Athletics Department students. Only enroll in this section if you have a sandiego.edu email address and have been approved to take this section by USD Athletics Department. General public, please choose section 006 (in 2022) and section 008 (in 2023).
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