Sport Coach

Sport Coach

 

As described on the Module 2 Home page, the role of the sport coach is diverse and includes many responsibilities. The coach needs to create the right conditions for learning to happen, and he or she must find ways to motivate the athletes (Szabo, 2012).

An individual coach’s personality, and the beliefs and values that he/she shares, will also greatly impact the coach’s behavior and interaction with players on the field and in the training room.

Using information from the assigned readings and your own research, write a paper describing the issues below, keeping in mind that coaching occurs at many different levels of athletics, including interscholastic sports, intercollegiate sports, and professional sports.

Case Assignment

Your task for the Module 2 Case: Please write a 2½- 3-page paper that addresses the three items below. Please organize your discussion with headings and subheadings where needed, explain your answers clearly, and provide rationale for your conclusions.

Please address the following questions in your paper:

  1. What common personality and character traits most influence coaching behavior on and off the playing field? (Please clarify the domain in which these traits fall: physical, cognitive [intellectual], or affective [emotional].)
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of these traits in determining a coach’s values, attitude, and ultimate response to his or her roles and responsibilities as a coach?

Required Reading

Crum, G. (2008). Defensive line techniques and drills from the 43 Defense Part I. Coach & Athletic Director, 77(6), 18–22.

Fletcher, L. L. (2008). Volunteer youth sport coaches: A study of motivation, satisfaction and efficacy. Northcentral University, UMI Publishing.

Marino, G. (2004). Your player’s keeper. Chronical of Higher Education, 50(30).

Szabo, A. (2012). What is the meaning of sport coaching? Sport Scientific & Practical Aspects, 9 (2), 39–45.

Rappaport, R. (1997). To build a winning team: An interview with head coach Bill Walsh. Harvard Business Review, 71(1), 111–120. Retrieved October 2014 from http://hbr.org/1993/01/to-build-a-winning-team-an-…

Institute for Career Research. (2006). Career As a Sports Coach : High School, College, Pro Leagues Are Expanding in Popularity with Increasing Demand for New Leaders Who Can Produce Winners. Chicago: Institute for Career Research.

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