This easy-to-read guide prepares future coaches of all levels and all sports for scenarios and issues they will encounter during their careers. Preparing the Successful Coach provides instructors and students with a springboard to discuss issues that are often overlooked in coaching preparation programs. Students are able to look at scenarios from multiple viewpoints and learn to problem solve effectively.
Features & Benefits
Guidance on developing a coaching philosophy.
Advice on how to handle religious issues, sex and gender-related issues.
Discussion of the coach’s relationship with the athletic director and fellow head coaches.
Coverage of ethics, motivation, team psychology, and team physiology.
Suggestions for professional advancement.
- Introduction to Coaching
- Theory of Coaching
- Foundations of Physical Education
Matt Garrett, PhD-Loras College
The author is an associate professor of physical education and sport studies at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, where he also coordinates the sport management program. Previously, he was the women’s basketball coach at Blackburn College, where he remains the school’s all-time leader in winning percentage and where he guided the first team in school history to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III National Tournament. He currently coaches T-ball and he and his wife Cheryl reside in Dubuque with their three children Joseph, Michael and Rachel.