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September 29, 2013 I remember the days of being in school as an athlete and trying to get to know my coach and develop a good relationship with him. At times it felt like he was hard to reach and didn’t want to even associate me. When moments like this would happen and I would get shot down trying to speak to my coach, it made a lasting impression on me that he just didn’t like me. I never took into account all of the stresses and pressures that a head coach would go through on a daily basis. A coach has a lot running through his mind and its hard to make every player feel like you like them, they worry about the whole outlook of the team rather than individuals. This doesn’t mean that a coach does not care about his individual players, there are certain moments that everyone gets individual treatment, whether it’s a high five after scoring a touchdown or being yelled at on the practice field for making a mistake. A coach’s main goal is to make his or her team the best that they can be. Some coach’s may be nicer than others, its all about that individuals coaching philosophy. Every coaches philosophy is different, they use them as their guidelines to tell them what to do and how everything should be done. So never assume that a coach doesn’t like you, every coach’s goal is to become better and live by his or her philosophy. I feel that the evidence I found in these articles fit what I am trying to prove that no two coaches are the same and they all handle stress differently. Its all about who has the better philosophy and who knows how to reach their players and how to cope with all the stresses.
Stevens, Debbie, and Deborah Cadorette. "Coaches, Athletes, And Dominance Profiles In Sport: Addressing The Learning Styles Of Athletes To Improve Performance." Physical Educator 69.4 (2012): 360-374. ERIC. Web. 16 Sept. 2013.
This article is a great article that addresses how a coach can reach his players and get them to understand what is being taught. Coaches address the different needs of players in different ways for them to learn what is needed. Learning many tasks can be stressful for almost any athlete. One way to help a player learn a task is by finding his or her “dominance profile”(pg.362). This dominance profile plays a large factor in a person’s everyday life. People have a preference on which hands they use for certain things or which foot they use for certain things, an example of this would be the hand that they write with would be their dominant preference. As a coach identifying this can help determine a players position on the field or even deeper into the sport on how they will design certain plays. (pg.362) By learning this it gives coaches insight on how some players process information and learn (pg. 363). To be a well-rounded coach you have to know how to teach to all of the different learning styles. Some players learn visually, others may learn by auditory and others may be kinesthetic learners. Learning styles will always vary when dealing with a diverse group of athletes. A coach that can interpret the learning styles of athletes, and make an adequate adjustment of his coaching style so that all of the players will interpret the information, will be successful (pg. 366).
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Association for Sport and Physical Education American Alliance for Health, et al. "A Coach's Code Of Conduct. Position Statement." National Association For Sport And Physical Education (2009): ERIC. Web. 14 Sept. 2013.
This article is a good article that has information about how a coach should act and present themselves at all times. I will use this article to explain how a coach is supposed to represent his or her self and be a knowledgeable person that players can rely on. The article titled “A Coach’s Code of Conduct”, states that society sets high standards for a coach and how they act on and off of the…