ERIC Number: ED289870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Handbook for Youth Sports Coaches.
Seefeldt, Vern, Ed.
This handbook was generated by a survey of the specific needs of the coaching community serving young children as athletic coaches. The survey revealed a need for information that addresses the needs of beginning level volunteer coaches. The first section discusses the benefits of competitive sports for children and youth and the role of the youth sports coach. In the second section, the ways children grow and develop are considered with guidelines offered for selecting skills to be taught, rules and strategies, and preventing athletic injuries. Goalsetting, motivating, and teaching values and sportsmanship are included in this section as well as suggestions on how to analyze sport skills. Practical advice is offered in the third section on planning, practicing, running competitions, and dealing with parents. The final section offers information on emergency procedures, legal liabilities, sports for disabled children, and co-ed competition. Program evaluation procedures are also discussed in this section. (JD)
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Children, Elementary Education, Legal Responsibility, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Physical Education Teachers, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Skills, Teacher Role, Volunteers
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Publications, P.O. Box 704, Waldorf, MD 20601 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.