ERIC Number: ED263060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Competencies in Amateur/Youth Coaching.
Stier, William F., Jr.
Youth sports can be a positive experience for children if adults involved are aware of their impact on the child's development. An analysis is given of the problems and challenges that are evident in the way sports for young people are conducted. Particular emphasis is placed upon the role of the amateur coaches of team sports for children. Competencies and skills needed on the part of coaches are listed under the categories of: (1) technical skills; (2) interpersonal skills; (3) conceptual skills; and (4) commitment and decision skills. Several national organizations are identified which exist for the purpose of providing opportunities for acquiring basic competencies necessary for coaches to insure a suitable learning climate and atmosphere for young people. A list is provided of areas of competency in which youth coaches should strive to become minimally skilled. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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