Athletics coaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging profession. In order to an effective coach, one must not only know the X’s and O’s of their sport but how to place the importance of the athlete’s wellbeing above winning. As a coach, you are responsible for preparing tomorrow’s leaders to become successful members of their communities. In this course, you will learn the importance of identifying your coaching objectives and the benefits of a well-developed coaching philosophy. You will reflect on why you coach, consider the importance of character education, learn how to better communicate with your athletes, and develop your own coaching philosophy that will help you make tough decisions and coach more successfully.
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 educators that provide physical education to their students that want to build a positive and effective relationship with student athletes.
Course Materials: Text, Successful Coaching, 4th edition by Rainer Martens (same book used in EDU-X781P Differentiation of Instruction), available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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NOTE: This section (011) is specifically for the general public. If you are a student with USD Athletics Department, please choose section 010 for enrollment.
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