Coaching A Realistic Perspective

ISBN-10: 0742561569
ISBN-13: 9780742561564
Edition: 9th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Coaching: A Realistic Perspective explores the numerous daily responsibilities of coaches-regardless of the specific sport being coached. It is the ideal textbook for anyone who is preparing to coach athletics. The authors address all aspects of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848

Coaching: A Realistic Perspective explores the numerous daily responsibilities of coaches-regardless of the specific sport being coached. It is the ideal textbook for anyone who is preparing to coach athletics. The authors address all aspects of the profession in a clear and straightforward manner, presented with advice gained from decades of experience.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Coaches, Athletes, and Ethics
Ethical Standards
Ethical Dilemmas
Professional Ethics
Recruiting Ethics
Welcome to the Coaching Profession
Perceptions of High School Athletics
Is Coaching the Career for You?
Considerations in the Life of a Coach
Applying for a Coaching Position
Points of Decision in Your Professional Career
Special Relationships
Administration
Faculty
Other Coaches
Athletes
Parents
Assistant Coaches
Band Director
Guidance Counselors
Custodians
School Secretaries
Members of the Community
Members of the Press
Athletic Equipment Salespersons
Cheerleaders
Critics
Desirable Qualities of a Coach
Transparent Realism
Ability to Organize
Ability to Motivate
Dedication
Willingness to Make Hard Choices/Decisions
Ability to Discipline
Ability to Identify Goals
Ability to Recognize Athletic Talent
Ability to Use Available Talent
Desire to Win
Dislike of Mediocrity
Ability to Reason
Interest in Individuals
Respect
Enthusiasm
Willingness to Work
Knowledge of the Sport
Understanding Boys and Girls
Knowing What Makes the Difference between Winning and Losing
Ability to Foster Pride
Proper Use of Language
Moral Standards
Honesty
Dignity
Courage of Your Convictions
Ethical Standards
Good Judgment
Consistency
Fairness
Imagination
Sense of Humor
Having a Plan for Everything
The Roles of a Head Coach
Teacher
Disciplinarian
Salesperson
Public Relations Expert
Guidance Counselor
Diplomat
Organizer
Detective
Psychologist
Judge and Jury
Leader
Mother Figure/Father Figure
Dictator
Politician
Actor
Fund Raiser
Chief Executive
Equipment Manager
Trainer
Citizen of the Community
Citizen of the School
The Assistant Coach
Philosophical Differences
Applying for the Job
Desirable Qualities of an Assistant Coach
Considerations for Married Coaches, Families, and Single Coaches
A Comparison of Male and Female Married Coaches
The Married Female Coach
The Married Male Coach
The Single Coach
The Recruiting Process
The Recruiting Process
Dealing with Recruiters
Advising Students
Illegal Recruiting
Off-Season Planning
Evaluating the Past Season
Conducting an Equipment Inventory
Preparing a Budget
Purchasing Equipment
Providing Strength Training
Choosing Student Helpers
Preparing a Checklist for Required Paperwork
Establishing Practice Times
Dealing with Family Vacations
Meeting with Prospective Players
Corresponding with Players and Parents
Conducting a Parent Clinic
Arranging for Medical Care at Athletic Events
Staff Clinic
Organizing Your Staff
Issuing Equipment
Ordering Mouth Guards
Arranging for Classrooms
Briefing the Athletic Director
Creating Player Notebooks
A Coach's Checklist
Selecting Team Captains
Planning a Media Day
Working with Custodians
Planning Preseason Practice Games/Meets/Events
Scheduling Athletic Banquets
The First Team Meeting
Team Clinic
Final Preparation for the Season
Staff Meetings
Goals
Staff Clinic
Coaching Assignments
Practice Procedures and Policies
Training Rules
Discipline
Conduct of Players and Coaches
Coaches' Personal Appearance
Scouting Assignments
Cutting Players
Travel Conduct
Student Helpers
Pregame and Postgame Procedures
Pep Rallies
Awards/Trophies
Drills
Practice Plans
Picking the Team
Written Tests
Team Meeting
Issues, Problems, and Concerns in Athletics
Parents of Athletes
Attitude of Athletes
Part-Time Coaches
Drugs
Eating Disorders
Blood-Related Injuries
Booster Clubs
Men Coaching Girls' and Women's Teams
Players Quitting
Specialization
Religion
Crowd Control/Behavior
Youth Sports Programs
Officials at Athletic Events
Title IX-Equity
Legal Liability
Emphasis on Winning
Conflict with an Administrator
Stress and Burnout
Coaching Points
Tournament Scheduling
Thirty Rules for Getting Things Done Through People
Twelve Points of Successful Leadership
Parents' Expectations of Coaches: A Questionnaire
Players' Expectations of Coaches: A Questionnaire
Sample Practice Plans
Index
About the Authors

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