Introduction to Coaching focuses on the various responsibilities of a coach and the skills needed to successfully fill this important position. Throughout the course, students will explore various coaching models and leadership styles, sports nutrition, and sports psychology, as well as safety, conditioning, and cross-training. Students will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The course will also introduce students to game strategy, tactical strategy, skills-based training, and coaching ethics.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of a coach by describing the responsibilities of the coach, summarizing the qualities of a good coach, and explaining coaching philosophies.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of team building by describing team organization, explaining team leadership, and explaining team communication.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of team safety by describing sports safety, explaining health-related fitness, and describing sports movement.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of athlete training by describing sports conditioning, explaining gameplay strategies, and describing sport-specific training.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of sports culture by describing sports nutrition, explaining individualized coaching, and describing lifestyle coaching.
Unit 1: The Role of a Coach
Unit 2: Building a Team
Unit 3: Team Safety
Unit 4: Training Athletes
Unit 5: Beyond the Playing Field