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ERIC Number: EJ1098704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Quality Coaching Counts
Gould, Daniel
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n8 p13-18 May 2016
Scholastic sport is a double-edged sword that can have positive or negative effects. Whether those effects are positive or negative depends on those who wield that sword--chiefly, the school's sports coach. While it is clear that coaches make a difference in ensuring that educational athletics lead to beneficial outcomes for student-athletes, a key question is what does good coaching involve? Luckily, researchers have been studying coaching effectiveness for some time and have discovered a number of important principles. Effective coaches have well thought-out coaching philosophies that align with educational athletic and school goals; share decision making with their athletes and provide rationale for their coaching actions; build strong coach-athlete relationships; create caring and supportive emotional climates; and are knowledgeable and good teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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