PET2760

Theory and Methods of Coaching Sports

Course Code:
PET2760

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
001

 

Course Description:
This course includes the study of theories and methods of coaching for optimum sports performances, including sport psychology, philosophy of coaching, the learning of motor skills, and styles of leadership behavior. The course provides basic information about the profession and assists athletic coaches at various levels of experience to achieve the fundamental competencies related to preparation for coaching, and to expand their knowledge of the basic concepts of athletic coaching.

 

Course Details

Instructors:

Dr. Steve Givens
givenss@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Successful Coaching, 4th edition, Human Kinetics, 2012.  ISBN: 9781450400510

 

Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

REC 1:  Prepare individuals and groups to participate in a variety of sports.

REC 2:  Demonstrate the ability to officiate various sport activities.

REC 3:  Organize large group activities for a variety of sports.

REC 4: Lead group activities in a social setting.

REC 5:  Recognize diverse needs of special populations.

REC 6: Describe various aspects of outdoor recreation, education and conservation.

REC 7: Demonstrate employability skills.

REC 8: Provide care for and demonstrate prevention of athletic injuries.

REC 9: Understand foundations of sport fitness and exercise physiology.

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

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  • Identify effective communication techniques for sports coaches
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of various coaching philosophies
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of various coaching objectives
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of various coaching styles
  • Identify specific examples of coaching styles
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of various communication models and styles
  • Identify periods of sports history wherein specific coaching styles were pervasive
  • Identify specific coaching objectives and philosophies that meet specific needs of a variety of sports participants
  • Identify specific aspects of team culture
  • Identify specific aspects of character development as they pertain to team culture
  • Identify legal aspects of sports participation for disabled participants
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of various coaching philosophies, objectives, and styles as they pertain to coaching participants from different age groups and skill level
  • Identify common acceptable or expected work habits for coaches

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Tests, presentation, written projects

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture is the primary method of instruction. Lectures are enhanced by board illustrations, concept maps, and/or power point presentations. Additional teaching strategies may include: use of inquiry, critical thinking, class discussions and/or oral presentations.

 

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