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Successful Coaching-4th Edition

Successful Coaching-4th Edition


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    As America’s best-selling coaching text, Successful Coaching has helped over a million coaches develop their coaching philosophies; improve their communication, teaching, and management skills; and understand their responsibilities as a coach. The updated fourth edition of Successful Coaching offers students as well as new and veteran coaches a comprehensive guide to every aspect of coaching.

    Written by Rainer Martens, a respected and renowned sport psychologist, longtime coach, and lifelong competitive athlete, Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, details the principles, knowledge, and skills that will help coaches build a foundation for their decisions and actions. Working through the text, coaches will define their philosophy, identify their objectives, and determine their coaching style. Next, coaches will learn how to become skilled communicators and motivators by applying psychological principles and recommendations for positive management of athletes’ behavior.

    Knowing the skills required for each sport is as important as knowing how to teach and shape those skills. With Successful Coaching, coaches will become more effective instructors as they learn the games approach to teaching technical and tactical skills, a proven method of helping athletes become smart tactical players of their sports.

    Successful Coaching also discusses the team management responsibilities of the coach and details how to manage relationships with athletes, other coaches, administrators, medical personnel, officials, parents, and the media. Also addressed are the legal responsibilities of a coach and strategies for reducing risk.

    Readers will find the latest research in the fields of physical training and nutrition, including new information on creatine, energy drinks, caffeine, and hydration. Successful Coaching also provides a straightforward discussion of drug abuse among athletes, offering all-new content on methamphetamines, prescription drug abuse, and drug-testing recommendations.

    Sidebars provide focused insights on a range of coaching topics and offer personal encouragement and advice for coaches throughout the season. In addition, quotes from well-known coaches provide perspective on what it takes to be a successful coach. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter encourage readers to think critically about the content and apply it to their own current or future coaching situations.

    For course adopters, Successful Coaching also includes online access to a full set of instructor resources, including an instructor guide, image bank, and test package. A dedicated website also includes customizable and reproducible forms. Access to the electronic forms and additional online resources are referenced throughout the text.

    Written by a coach for coaches, Successful Coaching blends the latest research and accepted practices in the sport sciences with practical advice from seasoned coaching veterans. Successful Coaching helps readers think critically about their motivation for being a coach and establish a coaching philosophy and style that pave the way for a fulfilling sport experience for coaches and their athletes.

    The fourth edition of Successful Coaching has been carefully revised to meet or exceed the guidelines of the National Council for Accreditation for Coaching Education and the recommendations of the National Standards for Sport Coaches.

    Successful Coaching is the primary text for the Coaching Principles online or classroom course offered by Human Kinetics Coach Education. Coaching Principles is used by numerous state high school associations, school districts, and national governing bodies for credentialing coaches.

    Table of Contents

    Instructor Resources
    Becoming a Successful Coach

    Part I: Principles of Coaching
    Chapter 1. Developing Your Coaching Philosophy
    Chapter 2. Determining Your Coaching Objectives
    Chapter 3. Selecting Your Coaching Style
    Chapter 4. Coaching for Character
    Chapter 5. Coaching Diverse Athletes

    Part II. Principles of Behavior
    Chapter 6. Communicating With Your Athletes
    Chapter 7. Motivating Your Athletes
    Chapter 8. Managing Your Athletes’ Behavior

    Part III. Principles of Teaching
    Chapter 9. The Games Approach
    Chapter 10. Teaching Technical Skills
    Chapter 11. Teaching Tactical Skills
    Chapter 12. Planning for Teaching

    Part IV. Principles of Physical Training
    Chapter 13. Training Basics
    Chapter 14. Training for Energy Fitness
    Chapter 15. Training for Muscular Fitness
    Chapter 16. Fueling Your Athletes
    Chapter 17. Battling Drugs

    Part V. Principles of Management
    Chapter 18. Managing Your Team
    Chapter 19. Managing Relationships
    Chapter 20. Managing Risk

    Appendix: ASEP Coaches Education Programs
    About the Author


    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at www.HumanKinetics.com/SuccessfulCoaching4E.

    Instructor guide. Includes lecture outlines, ideas for activities and assignments, discussion topics, and supplemental readings from journal articles, books, and websites. The Questions for Reflection from the book are duplicated in the Instructor Guide for easy access for instructors. The Instructor Guide is written by Patti Laguna, PhD, who has taught courses from previous editions of Successful Coaching at California State University, Fullerton.

    Test package. Features questions of various types: true-false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and essay and short answer. The Test Package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Image bank. Includes all of the figures and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. Images can be used to develop a customized presentation based on specific course requirements. A blank PowerPoint template is provided so instructors can quickly insert images from the image bank to create their own presentations. Easy-to-follow instructions are included.

    Electronic forms. Most coaching forms found in Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, are provided in an electronic format and are freely available to instructors, students, and coaches. As with the other ancillaries, these forms can be found at www.HumanKinetics.com/SuccessfulCoaching4Ewww.HumanKinetics.com/SuccessfulCoaching4E.