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Kinesiology & Health Science
KINE 2475
Dave Chambers

5/26/2013 12:04:00 PM  Part A: Introduction to Coaching  Important for coaches to be themselves with their style and etc  Coaching styles by Tutko:  hard nosed authoritarian: autocratic, hard driven, demanding o advantage: athletes become disciplined, organized, and usually better conditioned o disadvantage: problems arise when team is losing, coach is disliked or feared, sensitive athletes have a hard time responding to this method  nice guy o well liked, flexible, personable, concerned about feelings o advantage: good team cohesion, athletes produce above their expectations,  intense or driven o approach is aggressive and emphasizes discipline o tendency to be emotional and takes things personally o advantage: team is prepared, is supported when it works hard, coach is committed and dedicated o disadvantage: might be too demanding, may have unrealistic expectations, may be too emotional, may not know how to handle sensitive or lazy athletes, may overwork the team  easy going o direct opposite of intense coach o unemotional, pressure free, dislikes schedules o advantage: team feels little pressure, athletes feel independent o disadvantages: often seen as lazy and inadequate, team is not in good physical shape, have been underworked, team may not handle pressure well  business like o becoming the norm today o well prepared, educated, and continually learning and improving o advantage: team uses up to date techniques, always well prepared, athletes feel confident o disadvantage: may seem uncaring, may be too technical, may ignore importance of team spirit and emotion  Coaching styles Martens  Command o Experienced o Knows the correct way o Little or no input from the athlete  Submissive o Coach makes few decisions o Laissez-faire approach o Athletes make most of the decisions o Acts as a facilitator  Cooperative o Acts as a leader in guiding athletes in developing skills and reaching their goals o Coach and athlete share decision making  Why Athletes Participate (Coaching Association)  Achievements: to be competent. Athletes want to master the skills of the sport and to excel in the sport  Affiliation: To form friendships. Athlete want to be accepted as a member of the ream and to be appreciated by teammates.  Sensations: to experience excitement. Athletes want to be provided with exciting and sensory experienced.  Self Direction: to receive recognition. Athlete wants public acknowledgement for their achievements in sport.  Coaching Tips for Achievement motivated athletes  Set realistic goals  Recognize individual improvement  Meet regularly with each athlete (athletes need to know how they are doing)  Keep written records of progress  Coaching tips for Affiliation motivated athletes  Use lots of partner drills  Have team talks at practice  Organize regular team socials  Encourage athletes to help one another  Remind athletes of their place and value to the team  Coaching tips for Sensations motivated athletes  Provide activity for everyone  Keep a pleasant and attractive practice environment  Get athletes to verbalize their emotions when performing well  Use music and variety in practice whenever possible  Coaching tips for self directed athletes  Give these athletes leaderships po
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