INTRODUCTION TO COACHING COACHING-240 INSTRUCTOR Dr. Dianne Jones 116 Williams Center (262) 472-1649 Answering machine available (262) 472-3221 FAX (262) 472-1140 Department telephone E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home Page: http://facstaff.uww.edu/jonesd COURSE DESCRIPTION A lecture/discussion course designed to introduce undergraduate students to the profession of coaching. The nature of the profession, qualifications, skills and issues relative to the profession will be explored. PREREQUISITES None COURSE OBJECTIVES A. Introduce the student to the profession of coaching where they will explore the nature of the profession, qualifications, skills, and issues relative to coaching. B. Introduce the student to the coaching minor so they can select curricular electives that is congruent with their professional objectives. C. The students will develop their professional objectives. COURSE SYLLABUS A. Introduction to coaching and athletics 1. Problems in athletics and coaching 2. Benefits of athletics and coaching 3. Organization and control of athletics B. Nature of the profession and qualifications 1. Professional preparation, development and continuing education a. Professional objectives b. Coaching Minor curricular electives http://facstaff.uww.edu/coaching/ (Coaching Minor Web Site) c. Professional organizations d. Textbook readings: Chapter 4, pages 45-53 2. Career opportunities and types of employment 3. Assessing your aptitude for coaching 4. Textbook readings: Chapter 5, pages 54-60 and Chapter 25, pages 364-377 5. Developing your philosophy a. Assessing your professional and personal objectives i. Developing the physical, psychological, social and mental needs of the athletes ii. Long and short term objectives 6. Code of behavior and ethics a. Textbook readings: Pages 9 & 10 7. Developing and displaying sportsmanship and positive social behaviors a. Principles of sportsmanship b. Putting sport in perspective 8. Roles and expectations of a coach a. Educational value of athletics b. Coach as an educator i. Developing characteristics and abilities ii. Desired outcomes c. Teacher/coach role conflict d. Textbook readings: Chapters 2 & 3, pages 12-44 9. Obligations to athletes C. Skills needed in coaching 1. Technical 2. Conceptual 3. Administrative 4. Interpersonal 5. Textbook readings: Pages 1-9 D. Developing the team 1. Guides to behavior a. Rules b. Textbook readings: Chapter 11, pages 147-159 2. Meetings a. Athletes and parents b. Textbook readings: Chapter 7, pages 86-97 3. Selecting and evaluating the team a. Textbook reading: Chapter 8, pages 98-108 4. Decision making E. Staff considerations 1. Assistant coaches a. Textbook readings: Chapter 21, pages 298-313 2. Support staff a. Textbook readings: Chapter 22, pages 314-332 3. Support groups a. Textbook readings: Chapter 23, pages 333-351 4. Parents 5. Community organizations 6. Public relations a. Textbook readings: Chapter 24, pages 352-361 TEST I F. Leadership styles in coaching 1. Approaches to studying leadership 2. Assessing your leadership style 3. Adopting and modeling an effective leadership style 4. Qualities and traits of a good coach 5. Reading material: Chapter 9 in Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Weinberg and Gould which is at the reserve desk and on electronic reserve. http://library.uww.edu/ERSPAGE.HTM (UWW Library electronic reserves) 6. Meeting the needs of athletes G. Communication skills 1. Speaking a. Sending effective messages b. Communication biases c. Communicating caring and acceptance d. Giving and receiving feedback 2. Listening a. Kinds of listening b. Effective listening skills c. Nonverbal communication skills d. Evaluating and improving communication e. Conflicts and confrontations 3. Reading material: Chapter 10 in Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Weinberg and Gould which is at the reserve desk and on electronic reserve. http://library.uww.edu/ERSPAGE.HTM (UWW Library electronic reserves) TEST II EVALUATION 200 points - Two Exams (100 points each) TEST I Items A-E on the course syllabus TEST II Items F & G on the course syllabus Examples of test questions will be given in class after each section. The composition of the test, i.e., True and False, Multiple Choice, etc. will be given in class prior to the test. 50 points-Coaching Philosophy (Information on the papers will be given in class) Developing your coaching philosophy on fun, player development and winning (50 Points) 10 points- Web site self-evaluations (5 self-evaluations worth 2 points each) 260 TOTAL POINTS Points subtracted for unexcused absences (Subject to change) EXTRA CREDIT None available GRADING 90% of total points A 80% of total points B 70% of total points C 60% of total points D 59% or below of total points F ATTENDANCE You are allowed 2 absences without penalty, but then 5 points for each unexcused absence after 2 will be deducted from your total points earned. Coming to class more than 10 minutes late will count as one absence. You are responsible for signing the attendance sheet each class. The attendance sheets will be used to calculate attendance points. Signing in another person would be considered a violation of UWS Chapter 14 and could result in your dismissal from the institution. Absences for University sponsored events are excused, providing that documentation is given to the instructor. No make-up tests except with University excused absences. Late projects/papers will be reduced by 5 points for each day they are late, including weekends, and they must be turned in the day they are due in class. Missed course work is the responsibility of the student. WRITTEN MATERIALS All assignments must be typed. Mistakes in grammar, spelling, syntax, etc. detract from your message and will affect your grade negatively. For your protection, you are expected to keep a photocopy/disk copy of all assignments submitted to the instructor. COURSE MATERIALS The textbook for the course is Guide to Effective Coaching: Principles and Practice by Jones, B.J.; Wells, L.J.; Peters, R.E. and Johnson, D.J. The textbook is available through the textbook rental. All the course materials and your grades can be accessed through Desire 2 Learn which you get to by going to the UW-Whitewater homepage at http://www.uww.edu then pull down the POPULAR SITES menu bar on the right side of the page, go to Desire 2 Learn and login. Once you get to the site you will click on login and enter your username for the course, which will be your University email user ID (the part of your email address before the @). Your password will be your student ID without the 00 at the end (7 digits). Please note that all usernames and passwords are case sensitive. Your Desire 2 Learn courses will be listed on your homepage and you go to COACHING-240. If you cannot access a web site, please email me and let me know. There is always the possibility that a web site will become inactive permanently therefore the most up to date information will be provided in Desire 2 Learn. You can download an interactive copy of the PowerPoint slides used in class from Desire 2 Learn Go to Course Material, PowerPoint Slides and the different course topics are identified. To print the slides go to File…Print…Print What…Handouts. Check the following areas: Pure Black and White and Frame Slides. Also check Order…Horizontal. In addition, you are required to read Chapters 9 & 10 in Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Weinberg and Gould. The reading materials are at the reserve desk and on electronic reserve. The electronic reserve web site is: http://library.uww.edu/ERSPAGE.HTM. After getting to this site enter the course number or my name to get the book chapters. You may have to download Adobe Reader, if you do not have it, to read the file. EXAMS The first exam will be announced about 1½ weeks before the exam and the second exam will be during Final Exam week. Dates are subject to change. WEB SITE SELF-EVALUATIONS Self-evaluations are to be submitted in class on the day indicated on the syllabus. No points will be given for late self-evaluations. Dates are subject to change. STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Students with special needs or disabilities should contact me, so that arrangements can be made to meet the students’ needs. SPECIAL NOTES This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Material included is intended to provide an outline of the course and rules that the instructor will adhere to in evaluating the student's progress. However, this syllabus is not intended to be a legal contract. Questions regarding the syllabus are welcome anytime. UW-WHITEWATER ENVIRONMENT The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is dedicated to a safe, supportive and non-discriminatory learning environment. It is the responsibility of all undergraduate and graduate students to familiarize themselves with University policies regarding Special Accommodations, http://www.uww.edu/bulletin/Legal/legal6.html#Disability, Misconduct, Religious Beliefs Accommodations, Discrimination and Absence for University Sponsored Events. http://www.uww.edu/bulletin/Legal/legal5.html. (For details please refer to the Undergraduate and Graduate Timetables; the “Rights and Responsibilities” section of the Undergraduate Bulletin; the Academic Requirements and Policies and the Facilities and Services sections of the Graduate Bulletin http://www.uww.edu/bulletin/Legal/index.html#Rights; and the “Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures” [UWS Chapter 14]; and the “Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures” [UWS Chapter 17]. See http://WWW.UWW.EDU/stdhdbk/uwsystem.html.
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