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Coaching Competitive Sports

How to Develop and Assess Player Knowledge, Skills, and Intangibles

Sports play a big part in the lives of many youths. With this book, coaches can assist student athletes in becoming better in their sport. This resource also aids athletic directors in mitigating player-coach-parent issues and helps parents better understand the expectations for their children’s sports experiences. Benefits
  • Put game-winning strategies into play.
  • Self-reflect on your coaching strengths and challenges.
  • Learn which coaching behaviors help build necessary skills in students.
  • Help players (and parents) better understand your expectations to monitor their own performance.
  • Recognize, reference, and assess priority knowledge, skills, and intangible assets of various sports.
  • Study developmental sports scales, which enable players to self-reflect and set criteria-based goals.
  • Contemplate existing practices and ponder ideas for implementation.

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Introduction Chapter 1: Establish Coaching Roles and Expectations Chapter 2: Foster Positive Player-Coach Relationships Chapter 3: Determine What You Will Teach and Assess Chapter 4: Use Developmental Sports Scales for Tracking, Feedback, and Goal Setting Chapter 5: Case Study and Experiential Vignette of Coach Heflebower’s Players Epilogue Appendix A: Generic Developmental Sports Scale Template Appendix B: Developmental Sports Scales for Baseball Appendix C: Developmental Sports Scales for Basketball Appendix D: Developmental Sports Scales for Football Appendix E: Developmental Sports Scales for Softball Appendix F: Developmental Sports Scales for Soccer Appendix G: Developmental Sports Scales for Track and Field Appendix H: Developmental Sports Scales for Volleyball Appendix I: Developmental Sports Scales for Intangibles


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix H

Appendix I


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