This course will help coaches understand the tactics and strategies of their particular sport in order to teach players the basic skills and give them a functional understanding of how the sport should be played. Coaches will examine how to organize, implement, and evaluate practice sessions relative to program goals over the season. Coaches will prepare a season plan of sequenced instruction that considers the expected progress in player abilities. Identifying and applying specific competitive tactics and strategies appropriate to the age and skill level of players will be discussed, as well as how coaches should assess the strengths and weaknesses of an opponent and document this in usable form.
Offered for 2 Semester hours.