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.
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.