Developing and sustaining leadership in a program takes organization and planning. There are many phases in competitive sports that are not measured in terms of wins or losses, but rather in the leadership development of the student athlete. Coaches are on the field and in the locker room not only to teach players how to win, but also to lead them to success both on the field and in any profession they choose to pursue. Coaches have the unique opportunity to impart habits that will lead athletes to excellence throughout their lives by teaching them the value of loyalty, integrity, and teamwork. “Once you know how to work with people, you can accomplish anything.” (Holtz, 1998, p. 52).
In this course, you will learn the importance of developing leadership within an entire organization and the benefits of approaching every situation with a positive attitude. You will examine professional behaviors and approaches to winning that will ensure that players who leave your program will having enjoyed relating to their coaches and peers, feel better about themselves, as well as having improved their skills.
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 and explore how strong leadership can be effective with students.
NOTE: Section 006 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, Winning Every Day: The Game Plan for Success, by Lou Holtz, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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NOTE: This section (006) 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 005 (in 2022) and 007 (in 2023).
NOTE: This section (007) is specifically for the general public. If you are a student with USD Athletics Department with a sandiego.edu email address, please choose section 006 (for 2023) or 008 (for 2024) for enrollment.
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