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No single resource can convey everything that a coach should know and do. So Coaching Excellence does the next best thing: it builds on the basics to provide you with a wealth of information so you can become more adept in your role as an excellent coach.
Eighteen experts offer the best knowledge, research and insights that you can apply in working with your athletes, players and teams. This comprehensive manual focuses on the three key facets of coaching:
1. Roles and responsibilities of a coach. One size doesn't fit all, so you will find several examples of successful coaches with quite varied personalities and skills.
2. Plans and methods that stem from the core values and that are implemented in achieving the major goals of the program. This requires ongoing evaluation of objectives and a commitment to achieving long-term success regardless of any pitfalls encountered in the process. Learn what this entails on a daily, weekly and seasonal basis.
3. Applications of the sport sciences to enhance fitness and the technical, tactical and mental skills of athletes. Don't look for a trip to the lab. All the research findings here have practical uses to take individual and team performances to new heights.
Throughout the text, you will find proven strategies, advice and insights. From evaluating and teaching skills to motivation, nutrition and safety, Coaching Excellence is the complete guide to becoming a complete coach.
Introduction: The Modern Coaching Landscape
Part I Being a Coach
Chapter 1 Roles and Responsibilities of a Coach
Chapter 2 Coaching Styles and Skills
Chapter 3 Qualities of Respected Coaches
Part II Managing the Program
Chapter 4 Planning and Evaluating the Program
Chapter 5 Creating a Positive Team Culture
Chapter 6 Relating to Others
Chapter 7 Managing Risk
Part III Developing the Athlete
Chapter 8 Evaluating the Athlete
Chapter 9 Designing a Training Program
Chapter 10 Implementing Training Methods
Chapter 11 Analysing Technique
Chapter 12 Teaching Sport Skills
Chapter 13 Sharpening Mental Skills
Chapter 14 Advocating Appropriate Nutrition
Chapter 15 Addressing Injuries and Illnesses
Chapter 16 Nurturing Life Skills
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