STRIVE to coach to achieve all THREE objectives while keeping in mind that the

Strive to coach to achieve all three objectives while

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[STRIVE] to coach to achieve all [THREE] objectives, while keeping in mind that the [ DEVELOPMENT] of your athletes is your foremost priority. As you coach for development, you will likely find that [WINNING] falls into place. Recreational Versus Competitive Sport Programs The sport programs our society offers vary widely in the emphasis placed on winning. Recreational Sport Emphasis on . . . Competitive Sport [ FUN ] [WINNING] [LEARNING ] [PERFORMANCE ] [ PARTICIPATION ] [PARTICIPATION BY THE BEST ] AL349 _ Chapter 2 Page 2 Principles of Coaching
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Determining Your Coaching Objectives Both [RECREATIONAL] and [COMPETITIVE] sport programs are valuable as long as the long-term goal of helping [ATHLETES] develop remains the [FIRST] priority. But herein is one of our society’s [SIGNIFICANT] sport problems; many coaches, administrators, parents, and team supporters place [ GREATER] emphasis on the [IMMEDIATE] short-term objective of winning than on the less [ OBSERVABLE] long- term objective of development. A second significant problem is the [DISCREPANCY] that sometimes exists between the short-term objectives of [RECREACTIONAL] and competitive sports programs and the short-term [OBJECTIVES] of coaches. A Winning Philosophy Athletes [FIRST] , Winning [SECOND] What these four [WORDS] mean is this: Every [DECISION] you make and every [ BEHAVIOUR] you display should be based first on what you [JUDGE] is best for your athletes, and second on what may [IMPROVE] the athlete’s or team’s [CHANCES] of winning. Athletes First, [WINNING] Second is the philosophical foundation for the [BILL OF RIGHTS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES] . Athletes First, Winning Second is [ SIMPLE] to state, but not [SIMPLE] to implement. Today some sport organizations are led by [ADMINISTRATION] who demand that coaches [REVERSE] this objective – Winning First, Athletes Second – either because [WINNING] is their personal objective or because they are [PRESSURED] by others. Coaches who [SKILLFULLY] help young people become better human [BEINGS] but fail to win are considered losers, and all too often are fired. This is the regrettable reality in sport today, but through sport [EDUCATION] programs, more enlightened sport administrators, and coaches with an [ATHLETES FIRST] philosophy, this will change. In the final analysis, what’s important is not how many [ GAMES] you win, but how many young people you help to become [WINNERS] in life. Striving to Win AL349 _ Chapter 2 Page 3 Principles of Coaching
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Determining Your Coaching Objectives Having Athletes First, Winning Second does not mean that [WINNING] is unimportant. The immediate short-term [OBJECTIVE] of any contest is to win. Striving to [WIN] within the rules of the game should be the [ OBJECTIVE] of every athlete and coach. To play [SPORTS] without striving to [WIN] would be
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