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Determining Your Coaching ObjectivesANSWER THE QUESTIONS:1What are the three major goals of coaching?1To win2To help young people have fun3To help young people develop2Recreational and competitive sports programsFunEmphasis on…WinningLearningPerformanceParticipation by allParticipation by the bestRecreational sportCompetitive sport3What is the philosophy expressed in the motto of the American Sport EducationProgram?4What is Vince Lombardi’s actual quotation pertaining to “winning”?“Winning isn’t everything, but striving to win is.”5Winning or striving to win is never more important than athletes’well-being, regardless of the mixed messages our society sends.Three Major Objectives of CoachingThe [ GOALS ]coaches usually list fall into three broad categories:1To [ WIN][ ]To help [ YOUNG ]people have [FUN]2To help young people [ DEVELOP]. . .[PHYSICALLY], by learning [SPORT]skills, improving [ PHYSICAL]conditioning, developing good [HEALTH]habits, and avoiding injuriesAL349 _ Chapter 2Page 1Principles of Coaching
Determining Your Coaching Objectives[ PSYCHOLOGICALLY], by learning to [ CONTROL]their emotions anddeveloping [ FEELINGS]of self-worth; and[SOCIALLY], by learning cooperation, in a [COMPETITIVE]context andappropriate [ STANDARDS ]of behaviorSociety’s ObjectivesFrom a review of the [ PROFESSIONAL ]literature written by educators, journalists,religious leaders, and the medical community it is clear that our [ SOCIETY ]offers sportsprograms primarily to help young[PEOPLE ]develop physically,[ PSYCHOLOGICALLY ], and socially – and that it expects you as a coach to accept[DEVELOPMENT ]as your number one objective sNevertheless, as you strive to [ ACHIVE ]this long-term objective of developing your[ YOUNG ]athletes, our society also encourages you to achieve the [SECONDARY ]andshort-term objectives of [ WINNING ]and having [FUN ].Despite the general focus on [DEVELOPMENT ]in sports involving young athletes, somerepresentatives of our [ SOCIETY ]clearly indicate that they value [ WINNING ]over thedevelopment and well-being of [ ATHLETES ]by rewarding only the [ WINNERS ]ratherthan recognizing all participants equally. Fans cheer [ WINNING ]teams and criticize teamswith losses, [ WINNING ]sport programs receive more [ FUNDING ]than losing ones,and coaches’ [ JOBS ]sometimes depend on the win-loss record. As powerful as this[ MESSAGE ]may be in our society, it is one the author urges to be rejected. Instead,[ STRIVE ]