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ERIC Number: ED474257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 196
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Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-887943-48-X
Character and Coaching: Building Virtue in Athletic Programs.
Yeager, John M.; Buxton, John N.; Baltzell, Amy L.; Bzdell, Wallace B.
Organized sports have a powerful impact on the character of both spectators and participants. Coaches and athletic directors have a tremendous responsibility to make that impact a positive character-building experience. This book is a primer that allows coaches to put questions about character into a usable context, which, in turn, serves as a foundation on which they can put lessons of character coaching to use. Nine chapters include: (1) "Reclaiming the Purpose of Sport"; (2) "Establishing Common Ground"; (3) "Coach as Educator"; (4) "Discovering the Joy of Sport Throughout the Life Span"; (5) "Identifying the Formal Structure of Teams/Programs"; (6) "Identifying Team and Program Core Virtues"; (7) "Walking the Talk--Building Core Virtues in Athletic Programs"; (8) "Walking the Talk II--Character Links to Performance"; and (9) "Next Steps--Expanding the Influence of Good Character in Sport." The book embraces the philosophical, psychological, and educational foundations of the relationship between character and sport. It gives the coach and athletic director theoretical and practical instruction on how to create, implement, and maintain a character-based athletic program. The book concludes with references, suggested readings, a list of character and sports organizations, and resources. (Contains 65 references.) (RT)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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