Coaching in today’s diverse society is far more complicated than coaching was fifty years ago. Successful coaches must take into account many factors including their own biases to mold a diverse group of athletes into a team. Coaches can no longer expect all their athletes to come from one set of life experiences and backgrounds. To be a successful coach they must take into consideration age, sex, size, culture, family makeup, and many other issues. Coaches/teachers will need to use deeper learning and understanding of today’s student population to mold a successful team.
Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; 4 edition (February 17, 2012)
By the end of this course, the participants will have had the opportunity to examine:
- The key characteristics of each stage of adolescence.
- How to best match student/athletes for safe practices in competitive and/or cooperative activities.
- How to be more culturally responsible as a teacher/coach.
- Title IX and how to promote gender equity.
- Sexual harassment and how to protect yourself from unfounded accusations and the legal
ramifications which could occur.
- The common disability groupings for disabled sports and how to incorporate these student/athletes into existing programs.
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.