EDUO 9722: Developing Successful Life Skills through Athletics

  • Instructor: Dick Bach
  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • US $149
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    Course description

    All coaches want their student/athletes to see themselves as winners throughout their lives regardless of their sports performances. This class will help the teacher/coach focus on that goal.
    Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; 4 edition
    (February 17, 2012)

    Course Objectives

    By the end of this course, the participants will have had the opportunity to examine a style of coaching that:

    • Places an athlete’s well-being above winning events or games.
    • Emphasizes the development of the student athlete into a mentally and physically healthy adult.
    • Assists individual athletes in setting personal goals for their sports as well as rewarding life goals.
    • Develops a rewards system for the athlete that is both extrinsic and intrinsic.
    • Creates a participation flow, for both starters and substitutes that enhances the athlete’s enthusiasm for the sport.
    • Promotes the change from thinking as a “loser” to thinking as a “winner”.

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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.