This course will highlight the role coaches play in creating the right environment for nurturing both the human spirit and the spirit of competition. Focus will center on the coaches’ need to learn motivational skills and instructional techniques that recognize the importance of self-esteem to the player’s development and eventual sport success. Identifying historical and current social barriers and promoting the acceptance of cultural differences will help coaches prepare players for both competition and life. Coaches will also identify desirable behaviors and structure experiences to develop such behaviors in each athlete. Coaches will learn to instill a sense of ethical conduct in sport to sustain respect for coaches, athletes, and officials.
Offered for 2 Semester hours.