PHED 1321
Coaching/Sports I

Western Texas College

  1. Course Description
    1. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the coaching profession. Emphasis is placed on sport at the high school and serious club levels. Consideration is also given to coaching at other levels, such as youth, recreational, and intercollegiate sport programs. The primary goal of the course is to develop and enhance students' knowledge and understanding of concepts and techniques of coaching and their application to achieving important objectives in working with athletes.
    2. Prerequisites – None
  2. Methods of Instruction
    1. Text
    2. Powerpoints
    3. Module Reviews
    4. Discussion
  3. Textbook
    1. Successful Coaching (4th edition) by Martens, Rainer ISBN-13: 9781450400510
  4. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Upon successful completion of the course the student will:
      1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic underlying principles   associated with coaching.
      2. Students will demonstrate knowledge an understanding of principles of behavior associated with coaching.
      3. Students will demonstrate knowledge an understanding of principles of teaching associated with coaching.
      4. Students will demonstrate knowledge an understanding of principles of conditioning associated with coaching.
      5. Students will demonstrate knowledge an understanding of principles of management associated with coaching.
  5. Grade Categories
    1. Homework: .................................400 (50 points each)
    2. Tests:..........................................330 points (130 points mid-term, 200 points for each test)
    3. Module Reviews:.........................170 points (Module reviews vary in points)
    4. PowerPoint Project:.....................100 points
  6. Course Requirements
    1. Homework – There will be eight homework assignments, two due for each module that discusses content from text.
    2. Tests – The course will have two tests. There will be a mid-term after module two, and a final exam after module four. The mid-term covers only content from modules one and two. The final exam will cover content only from modules three and four. The tests need to be taken through proctor u and will be open book exams. The quizzes are a great tool to use for studying.
    3. Module Reviews – There will be a review for each module covered in course. The reviews may be taken as many times as student wants, and the content from reviews will be used or exams. Each review loads random questions so the more you take the reviews the more questions you will see to cover material for exams.
    4. Powerpoint – The powerpoint project looks at content covered through text and requires students to communicate effective techniques and proper coaching philosophies and trends.
  7. Late Work Policy - All work is due on dates assigned if student wishes to receive full credit. However I do realize there are some circumstances that can lead to assignments being late. I have therefore have come up with the following policy for all late work.
    1. Quizzes cannot be made up. Quizzes will be taken via Moodle.
    2. Homework will have 5 pts. per day after due date and must be submitted no later than 5 days after due date. Except for module four which is final module. All assignments in this module must be completed by due date so instructor can grade promptly and report final grades.
    3. Tests cannot be made up, unless there are extreme circumstances for missed test. This will be at the discretion of the instructor.
  8. Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  9. Course Organization & Tentative Schedule*





Syllabus and course content

Module 1
Principles of Coaching

Chapter 1. Developing Your Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 2. Determining Your Coaching Objectives
Chapter 3. Selecting Your Coaching Style
Chapter 4. Coaching for Character
Chapter 5. Coaching Diverse Athletes

Homework 1 & 2
Module 1 Review

Module 2
Principles of Behavior

Chapter 6. Communicating With Your Athletes
Chapter 7. Motivating Your Athletes
Chapter 8. Managing Your Athletes’ Behavior

Homework 3 & 4
Module 2 Review


Mid-term Exam (open book)

Mid-term Exam

Module 3
Principles of Teaching

Chapter 9. The Game Approach
Chapter 10. Teaching Technical Skills
Chapter 11. Teaching Tactical Skills
Chapter 12. Planning for Teaching

Homework 5 & 6
Module 3 Review

Module 4
Principles of Physical Training

Chapter 13. Training Basics
Chapter 14. Training for Energy Fitness
Chapter 15. Training for Muscular Fitness
Chapter 16. Fueling Your Athletes
Chapter 17. Battling Drugs

Homework 7 & 8
Module 4 Review


Final Exam (open book)

Final Exam



Last Modified: August 23, 2016