Page Tools:

Preparing the Successful Coach

Author(s): Matt Garrett, PhD, Loras College
  • ISBN-13: 9780763740993
  • ISBN-10:0763740993
  • Paperback    272 pages      © 2008
Price: $91.95 US List
Add to Cart

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.

Applicable Courses

  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Theory of Coaching
  • Foundations of Physical Education

Section I: Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 1: Developing a Coaching Philosophy: What Makes a Good Coach?
Chapter 2: Ethics and Sportsmanship
Chapter 3: Balancing Coaching with Other Professional Duties
Chapter 4: Balancing Coaching with Family and Personal Time
Chapter 5: Professional Advancement
Section II: A Coach's Constituents
Chapter 6: The Relationship with the Athletic Director and Other Head Coaches
Chapter 7: The Assistant Coach
Chapter 8: Parent-Coach Relationship
Chapter 9: The Relationship with the Junior High, Middle School, and Other Amateur Sports Programs
Chapter 10: Other Constituents
Section III: Developing the Team
Chapter 11: Selecting the Squad
Chapter 12: Coach-Player Relationships
Chapter 13: The Star Athlete and the Third-Stringer
Chapter 14: The Starting Line-Up and the Bench
Chapter 15: The Multiple-Sport Athlete and the Coach
Chapter 16: Goals
Chapter 17: Team Rules and ConsequencesSection IV: Team Psychology
Section IV: Team Psychology
Chapter 18: Motivation
Chapter 19: Confidence
Chapter 20: Confrontation
Section V: Team Physiology
Chapter 21: Playing Injured Players
Chapter 22: Body Composition
Chapter 23: Ergogenic Aids
Chapter 24: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs
Section VI: The Coach as Administrator
Chapter 25: Planning Practice
Chapter 26: Scheduling
Chapter 27: Overnight Trip and Travel Considerations
Chapter 28: College Recruitment
Chapter 29: Statistics
Chapter 30: Game Day and the Off-Season
Section VII: Coaching Issues
Chapter 31: Legal Issues
Chapter 32: Student-Athletes Who Violate the Law
Chapter 33: Hazing
Chapter 34: Classism and Racism
Chapter 35: Religious Issues
Chapter 36: Academics
Chapter 37: Sex and Gender Issues
Chapter 38: The Summer
Chapter 39: Practice Test Questions

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.
Free with Text

Companion Web Site


Visit the Companion Web Site:

Student Resources
Suggested Reading List
Web Exercises

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience or allow us to communicate with you effectively. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our cookie policy to learn more.

Agree & Dismiss