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Coaching : A Realistic Perspective

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780742536357

ISBN10:
0742536351
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/30/2005
Publisher(s):
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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Summary

Coaching: A Realistic Perspective is the ideal textbook for anyone who is preparing to coach athletics. All aspects of the profession are addressed in a clear and straightforward manner, presented with advice gained from decades of experience. The expanded and updated eighth edition examines the qualities of successful coaches--presenting tools for self-evaluation, recruiting, off-season planning, player and parent expectations of coaches, potential problem areas, and the balance between a coach's work life and personal and family life--a topic often overlooked in other textbooks.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Coaches, Athletes, and Ethics
1(18)
Ethical Standards
2(6)
Ethical Dilemmas
8(4)
Professional Ethics
12(7)
Welcome to the Coaching Profession
19(28)
Perceptions of High School Athletics
20(1)
Is Coaching the Career for You?
21(5)
Considerations in the Life of a Coach
26(7)
Applying for a Coaching Position
33(4)
Points of Decision in Your Professional Career
37(10)
Special Relationships
47(24)
Administration
47(5)
Faculty
52(2)
Other Coaches
54(4)
Athletes
58(1)
Parents
58(3)
Assistant Coaches
61(1)
Band Director
62(1)
Guidance Counselors
63(1)
Custodians
63(1)
School Secretaries
63(1)
Members of the Community
64(1)
Members of the Press
64(2)
Athletic Equipment Salespersons
66(1)
Cheerleaders
66(1)
Critics
67(4)
Desirable Qualities of a Coach
71(34)
Transparent Realism
72(1)
Ability to Organize
73(1)
Ability to Motivate
74(5)
Dedication
79(1)
Willingness to Make Hard Choices/Decisions
79(1)
Ability to Discipline
79(2)
Ability to Identify Goals
81(1)
Ability to Recognize Athletic Talent
81(1)
Ability to Use Available Talent
82(1)
Desire to Win
83(1)
Dislike of Mediocrity
83(2)
Ability to Reason
85(1)
Interest in Individuals
86(1)
Respect
87(1)
Enthusiasm
88(1)
Willingness to Work
89(1)
Knowledge of the Sport
89(1)
Understanding Boys and Girls
90(2)
Knowing What Makes the Difference between Winning and Losing
92(2)
Ability to Foster Pride
94(1)
Proper Use of Language
95(1)
Moral Standards
96(1)
Honesty
97(1)
Dignity
98(1)
Courage of Your Convictions
98(2)
Ethical Standards
100(1)
Good Judgment
100(1)
Consistency
100(1)
Fairness
100(1)
Imagination
101(1)
Sense of Humor
101(1)
Having a Plan for Everything
102(3)
The Roles of a Head Coach
105(20)
Teacher
106(6)
Disciplinarian
112(1)
Salesperson
112(1)
Public Relations Expert
113(1)
Guidance Counselor
113(1)
Diplomat
114(1)
Organizer
115(1)
Detective
115(1)
Psychologist
115(1)
Judge and Jury
116(1)
Leader
117(1)
Mother Figure/Father Figure
118(1)
Dictator
118(1)
Politician
119(1)
Actor
119(1)
Fund-Raiser
120(1)
Chief Executive
120(1)
Equipment Manager
121(1)
Trainer
121(1)
Citizen of the Community
121(1)
Citizen of the School
122(3)
The Assistant Coach
125(16)
Philosophical Differences
126(1)
Applying for the Job
127(4)
Desirable Qualities of an Assistant Coach
131(10)
Considerations for Married Coaches, Families, and Single Coaches
141(14)
A Comparison of Male and Female Married Coaches
141(2)
The Married Female Coach
143(2)
The Married Male Coach
145(6)
The Single Coach
151(4)
The Recruiting Process
155(16)
The Recruiting Process
156(5)
Dealing with Recruiters
161(4)
Advising Students
165(3)
Illegal Recruiting
168(3)
Off-Season Planning
171(46)
Evaluating the Past Season
171(1)
Conducting an Equipment Inventory
172(1)
Preparing a Budget
172(2)
Purchasing Equipment
174(3)
Providing Strength Training
177(1)
Choosing Student Helpers
178(3)
Preparing a Checklist for Required Paperwork
181(1)
Establishing Practice Times
182(1)
Dealing with Family Vacations
183(1)
Meeting with Prospective Players
183(2)
Corresponding with Players and Parents
185(6)
Conducting a Parent Clinic
191(3)
Arranging for Medical Care at Athletic Events
194(1)
Staff Clinic
195(1)
Organizing Your Staff
196(1)
Issuing Equipment
197(1)
Ordering Mouth Guards
197(1)
Arranging for Classrooms
198(1)
Briefing the Athletic Director
198(1)
Creating Player Notebooks
198(3)
A Coachs' Checklist
201(2)
Selecting Team Captains
203(1)
Planning a Media Day
204(1)
Working with Custodians
204(1)
Planning Preseason Practice Games/Meets/Events
205(1)
Scheduling Athletic Banquets
205(3)
The First Team Meeting
208(3)
Team Clinic
211(6)
Final Preparation for the Season
217(40)
Staff Meetings
218(1)
Goals
218(3)
Staff Clinic
221(1)
Coaching Assignments
221(3)
Practice Procedures and Policies
224(7)
Training Rules
231(1)
Discipline
232(1)
Conduct of Players and Coaches
232(1)
Coaches' Personal Appearance
232(2)
Scouting Assignments
234(1)
Cutting Players
235(1)
Travel Conduct
236(1)
Student Helpers
237(1)
Pregame and Postgame Procedures
237(1)
Pep Rallies
238(1)
Awards/Trophies
239(1)
Drills
240(1)
Practice Plans
241(5)
Picking the Team
246(6)
Written Tests
252(1)
Team Meeting
253(4)
Issues, Problems, and Concerns in Athletics
257(36)
Parents of Athletes
258(1)
Attitude of Athletes
259(1)
Part-time Coaches
259(1)
Drugs
260(5)
Eating Disorders
265(1)
Blood-Related Injuries
266(2)
Booster Clubs
268(2)
Men Coaching Girls' and Women's Teams
270(1)
Players Quitting
270(2)
Specialization
272(1)
Religion
273(1)
Crowd Control/Behavior
274(1)
Youth Sports Programs
275(3)
Officials at Athletic Events
278(1)
Title IX---Equity
279(1)
Legal Liability
280(5)
Emphasis on Winning
285(1)
Conflict with an Administrator
286(1)
Stress and Burnout
287(6)
Coaching Points
293(6)
Appendix A Tournament Scheduling 299(8)
Appendix B Thirty Rules for Getting Things Done Through People 307(4)
Appendix C Twelve Points of Successful Leadership 311(1)
Appendix D Parents' Expectations of Coaches: A Questionnaire 312(4)
Appendix E Players' Expectations of Coaches: A Questionnaire 316(3)
Appendix F Sample Practice Plans 319(6)
Photo Credits 325(2)
Index 327(9)
About the Authors 336


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