Coaching is fun, exciting, sometimes difficult, always time-consuming, and never dull. This book is for those who are preparing for or have just begun a coaching career. It is dealing with the coaching profession rather than a cookbook approach on how to coach. Experience has shown that few professionally prepared coaches get into difficulty because of a lack of knowledge regarding the skills of a sport. Rather, they get into trouble because of mistakes resulting from a lack of understanding what coaching is all about. Therefore this book is an attempt to point out what coaching demands physically, emotionally, and mentally. The book also explores a number of potential problem areas, along with some suggestions for dealing with them and, most important, preventing them. Finally, the book outlines guidelines and principles that should be helpful in organizing a program that will give youngsters the greatest opportunity for success in athletics.
A Collegiate Press book