EDUO 9703: Coaching is More Than X’s & O’s

  • Instructor: Dick Bach
  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • US $447
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    A well thought out philosophy will help the coach communicate and motivate using effective skills to prepare the young athlete for a successful life beyond the playing field.

    Resources needed:

    Reading assignments will be from given website resources.

    You will need to be able to view one movie from the list linked below.

    Open and read the Syllabus which includes Objectives and a Grading Rubric. You may want to print it. It is available in both Word and PDF form. You may also simply scroll down the page to view all course assignments. For each Session 1, 2 and 3 and the Final Assignment read and complete assignments. You will type your responses offline in your own Word document that you will later upload for grading.

    When you have completed your assignments, post all coursework at one time in the Completed Coursework DropBox at the top of the course.


    1. Motivate the athlete to develop personal goals that will have carryover value from today’s competition into developing a mentally and physically healthy adult lifestyle.
    2. Instill into the athletic the importance of positive communication (both verbal and nonverbal) in team competition as well as in all aspects of life.
    3. Direct the athletic coach in the development of a philosophy of coaching that will help his/her athletes compete for a successful life.

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    Dick Bach

    B.S., M.S. Physical Education

    Taught and coached 7-9 Jr. High students for five years.

    Taught mathematics and physical education at the High School level for 35 years.

    Had experience as a Department Head in physical education.

    Helped to develop a state granted voluntary integration program.

    Richard’s personal interests are golf and helping others succeed.