Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches Developing Champions in Sports and Life

ISBN-10: 1442217154
ISBN-13: 9781442217157
Edition: 2012
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Developing a Coaching Philosophy
Athletic Competition for Children and Adolescents: Why Youth Sports?
The Importance of Play
The Growth of Youth Sports
Youth Sport Values
Sport Models and Goals: Kids Are Not Professionals!
Developmental versus Professional Models of Sport
Objectives of Youth Sports
Keeping Sports in Perspective
Becoming a Better Coach
Coaching Roles and Relationships: Influencing Young Athletes' Lives
Orientation to the Psychology of Coaching
Achievement in Sports and Life
Mastery Climate Research Results
A Healthy Philosophy of Winning
The Mastery Approach to Coaching: Applying Sport Psychology
Reactive Coaching Behaviors
Spontaneous/Self-Initiated Coaching Behaviors
Gaining Athletes' Respect
Summary of Coaching Guidelines
Communication and Self-Awareness: Skills for Improving Coaching Effectiveness
Communicating Effectively
Increasing Self-Awareness
Performance Enhancement Skills for Young Athletes
Goal Setting: Charting the Road to Success
Why Goal Setting Works
How to Use Goal-Setting Procedures
Common Problems with Goal Setting
Setting Up Your Program
Athletic Stress: Teaching Coping Skills to Young Athletes
What Is Stress?
How Stress Affects Young Athletes
The Nature of Mental Toughness
Reducing Stress and Building Mental Toughness
Mental Rehearsal: Using the Mind to Program the Body
How Imagery Improves Performance
Introducing the Power of Imagery to Athletes
Incorporating Imagery Training into Your Practices
Mental Preparation for Competition
Coaching Challenges and How to Deal with Them
Working Effectively with "Problem Athletes": Turning Problems into Opportunities
The Uncoachable Athlete
The Self-Centered Spoiled Brat
The Low-Self-Esteem Athlete
The Hyperanxious Athlete
The Withdrawn-Suspicious Athlete
Coach-Parent Relationships: A Vital Link in Successful Youth Sport Experiences
Parent Obligations and Commitments
Parent Behavior at Sport Events
Promoting Two-Way Communication
Dealing with "Problem Parents"
Conducting a Coach-Parent Meeting
What to Do If…
Should Kids Ever Be Cut?
What If an Athlete Wants to Quit?
Unusual Disciplinary Problems
When Injury Prevents Participation
Dealing with a Tough Loss or Losing Streak
Dealing with a Winning Streak
Trophies and Other Awards
Misbehavior by Other Coaches
Can You Be Sued?
Coaching Your Own Child
Coaching and Family Life
Final Words
Bibliography
General Resources
Research Articles Related to the Mastery Approach to Coaching
Index
About the Authors

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