We have always known that outstanding teams have great character, but what is character? How do we develop character in our athletes? How important is character in great teams? This class will examine what character is and how to help athletes develop it. You will explore how effective oral communications, collaborative and interpersonal skills can help infuse a team with character that will make your community proud.
Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; (February 17, 2012)
By the end of this course, you will have had the opportunity to:
- Examine and define character.
- Examine and define sportsmanship.
- Personalize and develop strategies to help build good character and sportsmanship in student/athletes.
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.