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Physical Education-Prof: Philosophy of Coaching

EDPE 230 OL1 (CRN: 91737)

3 Credit Hours

About EDPE 230 OL1

In-depth study of over 100 major philosophical coaching considerations. Lectures by visiting coaches. Study in areas of need and interest. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Undergraduate only.


Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity to learn and reflect upon the necessary skills to be a successful coach. The course will cover numerous topics but will focus on seven main sub-sections designed to allow the student the opportunity to learn, evaluate and self-reflect on their abilities and skills as a coach. Specifically the course objectives are as follows: 1. To develop and understand your own coaching philosophy. 2. Understand and appreciate the skills required to be a successful coach. 3. Understand athlete behavior and develop appropriate communication skills. 4. Understand teaching skills and the difference between tactical and technical skills. 5. Understand the skills you need and the skills your athletes need in order to be successful. 6. Understand the physical demands of your sport and appropriate conditioning approaches. 7. Develop an appropriate understanding of the challenges of coaching including parents, rules, liabilities etc.

Section Expectation

It is expected that student will complete all class assignments by due dates.


The overall grading is based on the assignments you will complete at the end of each section. PLEASE NOTE THE DUE DATES. You will need to read and review ALL materials in each section. For each section of the course outlined below you will have a series of materials to read and listen to. You will then either take the online assessment or write your responses. Responses should be type-written and sent to me as a MS word attachment. The individual grades for each section are given below. Late assignments will receive a zero. NOTE: there are word limits on ALL written assignments. Section online quizzes (7 total): 7 x 10% (Total 70%). Dates provided below. Written assignments (3 total): 3 x 10% (Total 30%). Dates provided below. THESE ASSIGNMENTS MUST SHOW EVIDENCE OF THE READINGS in order to get full marks.




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