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.
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.