HDPE 267: INTRODUCTION TO COACHING
TUESDAY 6:10 - 8:50 PM

Senior faculty:

Dr. Craig Stewart

cstewart@montana.edu
office hours: TBD
Herrick Hall- 218

Graduate teaching assistants:

Educational Objectives:

The PRIMARY objectives of this class are to introduce potential coaches to basic concepts specific to successful coaching. The topics include, but are not limited to;

The Basics of Coaching: in areas of....

  • coaching philosophy
  • coaching style
  • sport psychology
    • communication & motivation skills
  • sport physiology
    • nutrition & drugs in sports &
  • planning & teaching in coaching
  • ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR COACHES
    • the structure and function of the human skeletal system
    • the structure and function of the human muscular system

required texts/readings:

1. text: SUCCESSFUL COACHING- MARTENS- 3rd edition

2. TWO outside readings

a) Friday Night Lights - Bissenger &
b)
Counting Coup"- Larry Colton

evaluation criteria:

The student's grade will be determined by

1. 30% periodic in-class assignments

(THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER THERE WILL BE

  • IN CLASS ACTIVITIES,
  • GUEST SPEAKERS, AND
  • OTHER WAYS TO 'MOTIVATE' STUDENTS TO ATTEND CLASS....

if you miss one, it will result in a ZERO for that assignment... CONSIDER EACH CLASS AS A 'PRACTICE' .... )

2. 20% 2 books EXAMS- one Counting Coup & one on Friday Night Lights

3. 50% exams-

a) anatomy & physiology for coaches- (20%)

b) Final Comprehensive 'open notes' EXAM (30%)***

 

*** 8:00-9:50 PM TUESDAY of finals week

(Comprehensive exam will be OPEN NOTES and cover all assigned text material, notes in class, information from WEBSITE, the two readings & all homework assignments)

 
CLASS OVERVIEW:

 

week
date
readings/topics
other

1

8/29
introduction-
PRINCIPLES OF COACHING - ch. 1-5
in class assignments or guest speaker
2
9/5
PRINCIPLES OF COACHING - ch. 1-5 in class assignments or guest speaker
3
9/12
PRINCIPLES OF COACHING - ch. 1-5 in class assignments or guest speaker
4
9/19
Principles of Behavior -ch. 6-8

BOOK EXAM #1 (last hour)
either book

5
9/26
Principles of Behavior -ch. 6-8
in class assignments or guest speaker
6
10/3
Principles of Behavior -ch. 6-8
in class assignments or guest speaker
7
10/10
Principles of Teaching- ch. 9-12
in class assignments or guest speaker

8

10/17
Principles of Teaching- ch. 9-12
BOOK EXAM #2- (last hour-other book)
9
10/24
Principles of Teaching- ch. 9-12
in class assignments or guest speaker
10
10/31
Principles of Physical Training-ch 13-17
in class assignments or guest speaker
11
11/7
UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY
in class assignments or guest speaker
12
11/14
Principles of Physical Training-ch 13-17
in class assignments or guest speaker
13
11/21
Principles of Physical Training-ch 13-17
Anatomy & Physiology Exam for Coaches
14
11/28
Principles of Management- ch 18-20
in class assignments or guest speaker
15
12/5
Principles of Management- ch 18-20
in class assignments or guest speaker
16
12/12
FINAL EXAM WEEK
8:00-9:50 PM Tuesday

Comprehensive (open notes) Exam
8:00-9:50 PM TUESDAY