Way to Go, Coach! A Scientifically-Proven Approach to Coaching Effectiveness, 2nd edition
The complete sport
psychology approach for coaching young athletes.
Now with 3 new chapters on health and safety considerations!
Today, an estimated
47 million youngsters participate in youth sports, and
some 7.5 million adults devote their time and energy to supervising
these programs. Way to Go, Coach! embraces the unique
opportunities coaches have for positive impact on young people
and celebrates the role of the coach in youth sport
programs across America.
Based on over 25 years
of research, Way to Go, Coach! provides hands-on, practical
information to help make both the coaches' and athletes' experiences
rewarding and successful. This book offers:
- A developmental approach
to athletic and personal excellence that emphasizes the four
values underlying the true meaning of Winning
- More than 100 Key
Principles of effective coaching, all clearly highlighted
throughout the book
- Coach's Clipboard section that summarizes the
coaching guidelines and key principles, providing a corresponding
set of coaching strategies
- Instructions for
teaching athletes performance enhancing Psychological Skills,
such as goal setting, relaxation, and mental imagery
- A special section
on Coaching Challenges that deals with problem athletes
and parents, legal liability, marriage and family issues, and
Go, Coach! is a perfect handbook for every volunteer coach
and a reminer for all coaches of what the sport experience is
supposed to be for our children. Every teacher of sports should
have a copy."
A. Lopiano, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Women's Sports Foundation
sport programs should be about nurturing children in whatever
sport they play, not about winning and losing. Way to Go,
Coach! is an exceptional resource for youth sport coaches."
Ouellette, AYSO National Director of Coaching