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EDUO 9703: Coaching is More Than X’s & O’s

A well thought out philosophy will help the coach communicate and motivate using effective skills to prepare the young athlete for a successful life beyond the ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
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EDUO 9704: Athletics – A Positive Path Through the Journey of Life

Resources needed: Reading assignments will be from given website resources.Open and read the Syllabus which includes Objectives and a Grading Rubric. You may want t ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
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EDUO 9705: Let’s Look At This Another Way

Syllabus There are many ways to achieve your goals. A coach should consider several alternatives before embarking upon a particular method and be ready to change ...

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EDUO 9706: Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

3 Extension Semester Credits A coach’s influence can encourage an attitude towards fitness that will help bring a lifetime of health and happiness to the athlete ...

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EDUO 9707: Look Before You Leap

3 Extension Semester Credits Proper planning creates good management. Good management means developing skills and habits that bring about good teams and reduce the ...

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EDUO 9720: Dealing With the Problem of Athletic Drug Use

Class Description Class participants will learn how to detect the signs of drug use and will encourage all of their student/athletes to follow a drug fee lifestyle. ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
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EDUO 9721: Developing a Code of Conduct Handbook

Course description In this course methods will be presented to help with educating and enforcing codes of conduct for the student/athlete. Class participants will ...

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EDUO 9722: Developing Successful Life Skills through Athletics

Course description All coaches want their student/athletes to see themselves as winners throughout their lives regardless of their sports performances. This class ...

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EDUO 9723: Discover Your Coaching Style

Course Description Coaches need to understand the reasons “why you coach” as well as the attributes of a “good coach”. The students will be required to ...

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EDUO 9724: Effective Communications

Course Description This class will explore all kinds of communications - effective and ineffective, positive, negative, verbal and non-verbal with the goal of ...

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EDUO 9725: Good Teams and Character Go Hand In Hand

Course Description We have always known that outstanding teams have great character, but what is character? How do we develop character in our athletes? How ...

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EDUO 9726: Keep It in Perspective… Make Every Kid Count

Course Description Coaches must continually strive to accept all of their student/athletes unconditionally. Here we will examine the question of how we accept our ...

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EDUO 9727: Managing Your Athletic Program

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/sh ...

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EDUO 9728: Proper Nutrition and Athletic Performance

Course Description We are what we eat. If this a true statement, how big a role does nutrition play in the performances of athletes? This class will expose ...

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EDUO 9729: Team Bonding

Course Description The development of team chemistry by molding numerous personalities into a cohesive unit is the focus of this class. The course will prepare the ...

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EDUO 9730: The Legal Liabilities of Teaching/Coaching

Course Description Nearly every teacher/coach works in an environment where accidents can take place. Class participants will be encouraged to recognize and solve ...

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EDUO 9731: Training to Acquire Specific Skills

Course Description Developing athletic skills through effective planning is the focus of this class. Three learning stages and seven practice principles will be ...

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EDUO 9732: Welcoming Diversity into Your Program

Course Description Coaching in today's diverse society is far more complicated than coaching was fifty years ago. Successful coaches must take into account many ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
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EDUO 9781: Athletic Concussion

Course Overview The public (as well as coaches at all levels of sports) has recently become conscious of the frequency and seriousness of athletic concussions ...

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Coaching is not just about wins and losses, game schedules, play calling and the X’s and O’s, although that does matter. A coach is many things. If handled correctly, a coach is a role model, a life teacher and an inspiration. Coaches have a responsibility to use their platform to teach valuable lessons about character development, respect and sportsmanship. Unlike other forms of teaching, coaches have a dual role – to make their athletes achieve on and off the field or court. To add a third component, coaches are mentors who can use their respective platforms to teach valuable life lessons. At Dominican University of California our courses aim to help coaches with the essential steps to be a more influential role model. Our focus is on teaching life lessons through athletics. The successful coach is a man or woman that brings out the best in their student athletes. It can be performance on the football field, the baseball diamond or the basketball court. It is about molding young athletes to become the best they can be in life and in the classroom.

Coaching for Success

Successful sports courses for teachers is about identifying objectives and reaching goals. The best coaches are skilled motivators. They apply psychological principles and recommendations for positive management of athletes’ behavior and health. Knowing the skills required for each sport is as important as knowing how to teach and shape those skills. Coaches enrolled in our sports courses will become more effective instructors as they learn the proper approaches to teaching technical and tactical skills, a proven method of helping athletes become smart tactical players of their sports. Team management responsibilities include relationships with athletes, other coaches, administrators, officials and parents.

Importance of Nutrition and Fitness

To be a successful coach involves a philosophy. But it also involves learning about proper fitness and nutrition, a proper mindset and proper communication. It is about instilling in students the notion that they can be the best. This can start by promoting health and fitness. Sport coaches have paradoxical attitudes towards addressing health promotion as a part of their coaching practice. Health is recognized as an important factor, but not greatly invested in. Studies have shown that there is a need for youth sports coaches to invest more in health promotion activities. How big a role does nutrition play in the performances of athletes? There are many facts and myths related to how nutrition helps or hinders how athletes perform. Information concerning nutrition should be presented so that it can help the student athlete perform at their natural ability. It is important to develop a performance-based eating program for your specific sport. It is also up to anyone in a coaching position to examine a style of teaching/coaching that enables a coach to share with their student athletes what a young, growing person should eat.

A Holistic Approach to Athletic Coaching

A holistic approach to coaching can encourage an attitude towards fitness that will help bring a lifetime of health and happiness to the athlete. Coaches need to develop fitness training programs that will help athletes on the playing field as well as in life’s arena. It also means learning how to encourage a lifelong mental and physical health focus. Coaches and athletic directors must also know how to spot signs and use their knowledge about drugs and drug abuse to help the athlete if a problem is suspected. It means understanding nutrition that equates to success on and off the field and court.

Great Coaches Set High Standards

For coaches to use their status to effectively combine athletics with life lessons, a coach must establish a climate that promotes fairness and respect, much like classroom management. Our sports courses for teachers focus on establishing and maintaining standards for student behavior and using a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to students’ diverse needs. Our courses take you through real-life scenarios to prepare you to better handle situations as they arise. Contact us to find out more about taking your coaching skills to the highest level.