Through planning you are far more likely to Keep your athletes actively

Through planning you are far more likely to keep your

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Through planning, you are far more likely to Keep your athletes actively involved, resulting in more [LEARNING ] and enjoyment during practices Provide [CHALLANGING ] and relevant learning situations Teach [SKILLS ] in the appropriate progression to maximize learning and [SAFETY ] Pace the learning and conditioning so your [ATHLETES ] are not overloaded or overtrained Make the best use of available time, [SPACE ] , and equipment AL349 Page 2 Principles of Coaching
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Chapter 12 _ Planning for Teaching Minimize discipline problems Increase your confidence in your ability to manage various [ SITUATIONS ] SIX STEPS OF INSTRUCTION PLANNING Step 1:Identify the Skills Your Athletes Need To be effective, an [INSTRUCTION ] plan must address each of the following six categories of skills: technical, [TACTICAL ] , physical, mental , communication, and [CHARACTER ] ; be as thorough as you can in developing your lists ; if you do not [PLAN ] for it here, you are unlikely to remember to teach it later; this will take some [WORK ] , but it is good work that is at the heart of coaching and will help you be a much [BETTER ] coach; your map of sport skills should be your ideal list of [COMPETENCIES ] required to be a successful athlete Sources for Identifying Skills 1 Most people who read this book have played the [SPORT ] and coached before; if this is true for you, draw on your experience to identify the skills you believe are essential 2 Purchase or [BORROW ] books and videos or take courses that explain and demonstrate the [SKILLS ] in your sport 3 Major sport organizations and individuals conduct [CLINICS ] and courses in which you can learn more 4 Consult more experienced coaches and athletes in your area, [ASKING ] them to share with you the various skills they teach and how they [ TEACH ] them; better yet, if you are a beginning coach , try to find a highly [ EXPERIENCED ] coach who will serve as your mentor ; it is a great way to learn 5 Become a keen [OBSERVER ] of the sport; as you watch the sport in person or on television at various [LEVELS ] of competition closely observe essential skills and how they are taught Technical Skills First identify the [BASIC ] or core skills that every play must possess to play the sport at your level of [COMPETITION ] ; your athletes will likely possess these core skills to varying [DEGREES ] ; because all sports require that athletes perform the AL349 Page 3 Principles of Coaching
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Chapter 12 _ Planning for Teaching fundamentals well, you will want to help your [ATHLETES ] develop these skills further and keep them sharp throughout the season; for your sport, consider the [SKILLS ] of each position, or event , and for various [SITUATIONS ] in the contest After you have identified the core skills, your sport may require that you [CONSIDER ] offensive and defensive systems as well; do you want to [ADOPT ] one or more of these systems, and if you do, what skills will be your athletes need to [EXECUTE ] these systems effectively? Then, keeping in mind any special system you plan to use, identify the [ADVANCED ] skills you want to teach If you are really serious about coaching as a career , develop a system to [CATALOG ] information about teaching the technical skills in your sport; one [SYSTEM ] is to create a hard copy or [ELECTRONIC ] folder for each skill, and then filing articles
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