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Coaching: Drugs in Sport

ATH-907
3 Credits
Online
4.88/5.00
ATH-907
3 Credits
Online
4.88/5.00
This course will encourage the high school coach to think about the issues and facts that surround the usages of performance-enhancing supplements typically encountered in our athletically competitive world. The National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC) as part of the SHAPE national standards calls for coaches to be knowledgeable in the area of performance enhancing substances. The activities of this course are designed to better acquaint and refine within the coaching individual, their understandings of the current athletics environment relative to the availability, usage, and misuse of performance enhancing supplements. This will be accomplished through activities such as coaches' interviews, readings, personal reflection, observations, and guided evaluation through practical experiences with current student-athletes or coaches.

Note: Optional book must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Coaching For Excellence Certificate.

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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.