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
    3. Credit Hours: 3
  2. Methods of Instruction
    1. Text
    2. Power Points
    3. Discussion
    4. Individual demonstration
    5. Group work
  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:
    2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic underlying principles   associated with coaching.
    3. Students will demonstrate knowledge an understanding of principles of behavior associated with coaching.
    4. Students will demonstrate knowledge an understanding of principles of teaching associated with coaching.
    5. Students will demonstrate knowledge an understanding of principles of conditioning associated with coaching.
    6. Students will demonstrate knowledge an understanding of principles of management associated with coaching.
  5. Grade Categories / Course Requirements
    1. Papers/assignments  50  points each
    2. Test over each chapter 100 points each
    3. Chapter questions 20 points each
    4. PE/Coach observation project 100 points
    5. A.Papers/Assignments - The course will have papers and assignments that are due throughout the course. These papers will cover topics that we are discussing in this course during the semester.
    6. Test  - There will be a test over each chapter for the course.
    7. Chapter Questions - Each chapter will have a course question. The question will for assignment students will answer a chapter question for all chapters.  There will be one question due each week during the course.  Each written summary is to be at least one to two paragraphs over what the question covers, and your thoughts on the topic covered.
    8. Observations - Students will be required to attend sporting functions and observe the contests. They will write an observation describing what contest they attended and the Coach/PE. An observation form with questions will be provided.
  6. Late work policy - All work is due on dates assigned if student wishes to receive full credit.  However I do realize that circumstances can lead to assignments being late or not turned in.  If you wish to make up work talk with instructor, and it is up to the instructor for approval to turn in late work.
  7. Other Policies: 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
  8. Course Organization & Tentative Schedule*

Week 1

1st day Introduction, syllabus and course content/ Chapter 1 Developing Your Coaching Philosophy

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Week 2

Chapter 2 Determining Your Coaching Objectives

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Week 3

Chapter 3 Selecting Your Coaching Style

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Week 4

Chapter 4 Coaching for Character

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Week 5

Chapter 5 Coaching Diverse Athletes

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Week 6

Chapter 6 Communicating With Your Athletes

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Week 7

Chapter 7 Motivating Your Athletes

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Week 8

Chapter 8 Managing Your Athletes’ Behavior

Chapter question/ PE-Coach Observation

Week 9

Chapter 9 The Game Approach

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Week 10

Chapter 10 Teaching Technical Skills

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Week 11

Chapter 11 Teaching Tactical Skills

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Week 12

Chapter 12 Planning for Teaching

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Week 13

Chapter 13 Training Basics

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Week  14

Chapter 14 Training for Energy Fitness/ Chapter 15 Training for Muscular Fitness

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Week 15

Chapter 16 Fueling Your Athletes / Chapter 17 Battling Drugs

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Week 16

Final Exam


*Schedule subject to change due to weather, class needs, or instructor choice


Last Modified/Reviewed: March 6, 2019