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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.

Author Biography

Ralph J. Sabock is a member of the Penn Hills High School Sports Hall of Fame in western Pennsylvania and the Sports Hall of Fame at Muskingum College in Ohio Michael D. Sabock is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in health and physical education, and earned a master's degree in athletic administration from Kent State University

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Coaches, Athletes, and Ethicsp. 1
Ethical Standardsp. 2
Ethical Dilemmasp. 8
Professional Ethicsp. 13
Recruiting Ethicsp. 16
Welcome to the Coaching Professionp. 21
Perceptions of High School Athleticsp. 22
Is Coaching the Career for You?p. 23
Considerations in the Life of a Coachp. 28
Applying for a Coaching Positionp. 35
Points of Decision in Your Professional Careerp. 39
Special Relationshipsp. 49
Administrationp. 49
Facultyp. 54
Other Coachesp. 56
Athletesp. 59
Parentsp. 60
Assistant Coachesp. 63
Band Directorp. 63
Guidance Counselorsp. 64
Custodiansp. 65
School Secretariesp. 65
Members of the Communityp. 65
Members of the Pressp. 66
Athletic Equipment Salespersonsp. 68
Cheerleadersp. 68
Criticsp. 69
Desirable Qualities of a Coachp. 73
Transparent Realismp. 74
Ability to Organizep. 75
Ability to Motivatep. 75
Dedicationp. 80
Willingness to Make Hard Choices/Decisionsp. 81
Ability to Disciplinep. 81
Ability to Identify Goalsp. 83
Ability to Recognize Athletic Talentp. 83
Ability to Use Available Talentp. 84
Desire to Winp. 85
Dislike of Mediocrityp. 85
Ability to Reasonp. 87
Interest in Individualsp. 88
Respectp. 89
Enthusiasmp. 90
Willingness to Workp. 91
Knowledge of the Sportp. 91
Understanding Boys and Girlsp. 92
Knowing What Makes the Difference between Winning and Losingp. 94
Ability to Foster Pridep. 96
Proper Use of Languagep. 97
Moral Standardsp. 98
Honestyp. 99
Dignityp. 100
Courage of Your Convictionsp. 100
Ethical Standardsp. 102
Good Judgmentp. 102
Consistencyp. 102
Fairnessp. 103
Imaginationp. 103
Sense of Humorp. 104
Having a Plan for Everythingp. 104
The Roles of a Head Coachp. 107
Teacherp. 108
Disciplinarianp. 113
Salespersonp. 114
Public Relations Expertp. 115
Guidance Counselorp. 115
Diplomatp. 116
Organizerp. 117
Detectivep. 117
Psychologistp. 117
Judge and Juryp. 118
Leaderp. 119
Mother Figure/Father Figurep. 120
Dictatorp. 120
Politicianp. 121
Actorp. 121
Fund Raiserp. 122
Chief Executivep. 122
Equipment Managerp. 122
Trainerp. 123
Citizen of the Communityp. 123
Citizen of the Schoolp. 124
The Assistant Coachp. 127
Philosophical Differencesp. 128
Applying for the Jobp. 129
Desirable Qualities of an Assistant Coachp. 133
Considerations for Married Coaches, Families, and Single Coachesp. 143
A Comparison of Male and Female Married Coachesp. 143
The Married Female Coachp. 145
The Married Male Coachp. 147
The Single Coachp. 153
The Recruiting Processp. 157
The Recruiting Processp. 158
Dealing with Recruitersp. 163
Advising Studentsp. 168
Illegal Recruitingp. 171
Off-Season Planningp. 175
Evaluating the Past Seasonp. 175
Conducting an Equipment Inventoryp. 176
Preparing a Budgetp. 176
Purchasing Equipmentp. 178
Providing Strength Trainingp. 181
Choosing Student Helpersp. 181
Preparing a Checklist for Required Paperworkp. 185
Establishing Practice Timesp. 186
Dealing with Family Vacationsp. 186
Meeting with Prospective Playersp. 187
Corresponding with Players and Parentsp. 188
Conducting a Parent Clinicp. 194
Arranging for Medical Care at Athletic Eventsp. 197
Staff Clinicp. 198
Organizing Your Staffp. 198
Issuing Equipmentp. 199
Ordering Mouth Guardsp. 200
Arranging for Classroomsp. 200
Briefing the Athletic Directorp. 200
Creating Player Notebooksp. 201
A Coach's Checklistp. 204
Selecting Team Captainsp. 205
Planning a Media Dayp. 206
Working with Custodiansp. 207
Planning Preseason Practice Games/Meets/Eventsp. 207
Scheduling Athletic Banquetsp. 208
The First Team Meetingp. 210
Team Clinicp. 213
Final Preparation for the Seasonp. 219
Staff Meetingsp. 220
Goalsp. 220
Staff Clinicp. 223
Coaching Assignmentsp. 223
Practice Procedures and Policiesp. 226
Training Rulesp. 232
Disciplinep. 233
Conduct of Players and Coachesp. 234
Coaches' Personal Appearancep. 234
Scouting Assignmentsp. 236
Cutting Playersp. 236
Travel Conductp. 238
Student Helpersp. 239
Pregame and Postgame Proceduresp. 239
Pep Ralliesp. 240
Awards/Trophiesp. 241
Drillsp. 242
Practice Plansp. 243
Picking the Teamp. 248
Written Testsp. 254
Team Meetingp. 255
Issues, Problems, and Concerns in Athleticsp. 259
Parents of Athletesp. 260
Attitude of Athletesp. 261
Part-Time Coachesp. 261
Drugsp. 262
Eating Disordersp. 267
Blood-Related Injuriesp. 268
Booster Clubsp. 270
Men Coaching Girls' and Women's Teamsp. 271
Players Quittingp. 272
Specializationp. 274
Religionp. 275
Crowd Control/Behaviorp. 275
Youth Sports Programsp. 276
Officials at Athletic Eventsp. 279
Title IX-Equityp. 281
Legal Liabilityp. 282
Emphasis on Winningp. 286
Conflict with an Administratorp. 288
Stress and Burnoutp. 289
Coaching Pointsp. 295
Tournament Schedulingp. 301
Thirty Rules for Getting Things Done Through Peoplep. 309
Twelve Points of Successful Leadershipp. 313
Parents' Expectations of Coaches: A Questionnairep. 314
Players' Expectations of Coaches: A Questionnairep. 318
Sample Practice Plansp. 321
Indexp. 327
About the Authorsp. 337
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