EDUO 9727: Managing Your Athletic Program

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    Course Description

    The participant will compare and contrast the three seasons (in-season, pre-season & offseason) as they relate to managing a sport in which he/she is involved. The duties of an athletic director will be explored as well learning as what is needed to develop a complete detailed management plan for a specific sport.
    Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; (February 17, 2012)

    Course Objectives

    Course participants will:

    • Compare and contrast the various tasks associated with team management during off-season,
      in-season and pre-season.
    • Create a detailed management plan for a specific sport .
    • Understand the importance of building solid relationships with athletes, parents, boosters, officials,medical personnel, administrators, assistant coaches and other staff members.
    • Become familiar with the duties of an athletic director.

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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.