Principles of Coaching

Principles of Coaching
Developing a philosophy of coaching; understanding coaching responsibilities and techniques; preparing athletes; valuing professional relationships with others.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining PETE 430
Course Outcomes

Philosophy of Coaching

The student will develop a philosophy of coaching after discussion of the psychological, physiological and sociological implications of coaching students. Students will complete a written final discussing their philosophy in 23 different topic areas.


The student will gain an understanding of various coaching responsibilities and team organizational procedures. Students will complete a detailed team budget, complete NFHS concussion certification, and complete reflection assignments.

Literate in the Content

The student will become aware of the literature and resources available to aid coaches. Students will give group presentations after reviewing the UHSAA Handbook and completing a review of literature regarding Title IX, and students will complete reflection assignments in the areas of sport specialization and current topics.

Officiating Skills

The student will gain an understanding of the preparation necessary for becoming an official for youth sports. Students will be able to discuss basic requirements to officiate their chosen sport/s.

Developing Professional Relationships

The student will develop an understanding of methods to develop a professional relationship with all stakeholders within the school. 1) Students will complete a written final. 2) Students will also be able to answer questions (Written Q and A) regarding their relationship as a coach with various stakeholders.