EDUO 9722: Developing Successful Life Skills through Athletics

Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer
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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”.
  • Price: $135
  • 1 Semester Credit/Unit

Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

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