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Coaching: General Principles and Fundamentals

ATH-904
3 Credits
Online
4.85/5.00
ATH-904
3 Credits
Online
4.85/5.00

Being a successful coach is an enormous challenge. School administrators, parents, athletes, and entire communities all have high expectations of today’s coaches. Think about the various elements of successful coaching beyond simply the skill requirements of the respective sport. The coaching profession requires the coach to function effectively as an administrator, leader, and psychologist. The ability to successfully organize, lead, motivate, relate, and evaluate is foundational. Most people who go into coaching have a solid foundation for the physical skills required for their particular sport. Successful coaching involves much more than this. The purpose of this course is to assist the coach in their professional development relative to the overall requirements necessary for the coaching profession.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Enrollment in this course is a two-part process: a) Register for this course through Fresno Pacific University, so you receive continuing education credits, b) Register for this course through Human Kinetics, so you have access the online course material and textbook. Your fees to Fresno Pacific University do NOT include the Human Kinetics Coach Education (HKCE) online course material and textbook. Please refer to the Human Kinetics Coach Education website for more information and to register: https://coacheducation.humankinetics.com/collections/178.

NOTE: Required book and online content must be acquired separately.

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Dr. Dennis Janzen

Instructor
I have been graciously blessed to have a coaching and administrative career in competitive athletics that has spanned over 40 years. Seeing someone do something they had never thought possible is the ultimate joy. Many years ago, a wise person told me that, “Players will do what you train them to do.” I’ve never forgotten that…and for many years, that simple but powerful philosophy has shaped how I coach, lead and teach. What really allows people to attempt to master difficult, challenging tasks when the risks of failure are strong? What keeps people persisting after they have experienced failure? How can a coach or leader create an environment in which the drive to succeed is greater than the fear of failure? These are very common challenges. I’ve been blessed to coach a wide range of athletes – from Olympians to young ten year olds. My goal is to create the best learning experiences possible for people who wish to grow in the area of athletics coaching and administration.