ERIC Number: EJ900565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 4
Seven Practical Suggestions for Coaching at Any Level in the 21st Century
Gall, Kimerly R.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n2 p20-21 Nov-Dec 2009
Each year, thousands of individuals are involved in coaching at some level. Some of these coaches have been coaching for years, others for a short period of time, and still others are completely new. No matter the level of coaching, there are some common elements and characteristics of quality coaches. This article provides seven suggestions for coaching at any level in the 21st century: (1) Reflect; (2) Develop a written philosophy; (3) Communicate effectively; (4) Teach; (5) Become a student of the sport; (6) Demonstrate good leadership/role modeling; and (7) Possess solid personal characteristics.
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Coaching (Performance), Physical Education, Guidelines, Change Strategies, Teaching Skills, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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