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

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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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Tony Battilega

B.A. Communication Studies, University of San Diego

California teaching credentials: English, Health, Physical Education.

High School Teacher 30 years - English 11 years, Health Education 5 years, Physical Education 17 years.

Distinguished Teacher Award: Rancho Bernardo HS, Granada HS, Amador Valley HS.

High School Baseball Coach 30 years: Rancho Bernardo, Granada, Amador Valley, San Ramon Valley. Multiple League and CIF Championships.

Youth Baseball Coach 10 years: Three Babe Ruth World Series Championships.

Baseball Camps 30 years: Owner, Coordinator, Instructor.

College Baseball Coach 2 years: Pitching coach Menlo College, San Diego City College.

Division 1 Baseball Player 4 years: University of San Diego.

“I am passionate about health, fitness and lifelong learning. I teach because everyone, especially teenagers, need support and guidance in their physical, emotional and social wellness. I am driven to leave a positive impact on every person I meet.”

Personal: Married, two children, dog, snake. Family is extremely important.

Interests: Mountains, Beach, Travel, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Fitness, Photography, Reading and Writing.