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Times have changed in the coaching profession. In today's world of sport, players must deal with complex issues. Athletes are now more apt to fight for what they deserve than they were in the Vince Lombardi or John Wooden eras. That makes your role as the coach tougher than ever. Not only must you teach athletes the skills, strategies, and discipline to help them succeed; you also are expected to guide, encourage, respect, and inspire athletes.
Creative Coaching is a strategic handbook for addressing the challenges of coaching modern athletes and maximizing their sport performance. Written by one of this country's top coaching consultants, the book presents innovative approaches with proven payoffs.
What sets author Jerry Lynch's coaching method apart is his unique, collective approach. You will learn to teach, guide, and motivate in a reciprocal relationship with athletes. Respect and authority are earned not through a title or through disciplinary measures but through a clear vision and effective communication that prompts athletes to exert maximum effort toward their goals and develop their own decision-making skills—all of which have a direct performance payoff.
Creative Coaching explores three facets of successful coaching. Part I, Developing Qualities for Successful Leadership, provides assessment tools to help you identify your leadership style and better understand the athletes you work with. Part II, Leading With a Purpose, will help you position yourself to be a more effective leader and create a positive training environment based on what you know about your athletes and your own leadership style. Finally, Part III, Unleashing Prepared Athletes, shows you how to bring it all together to help athletes reach their potential during competition.
Throughout the book, you'll be challenged with real scenarios in which you must try to solve problems, and new strategies that have proven to be effective with today's athletes.
The approach presented in this book gets results. Those who have immersed themselves and their teams in this approach have produced very successful records. During the past 10 years, author Jerry Lynch has worked closely with 21 teams who reached the Final Four—12 of those teams won the national championship—and with individual clients who have won a collective total of 15 national championships.
Creative Coaching is more than a “how to win” manual. The inventive techniques apply to a wide variety of coaching situations and will help you and your athletes experience all the fun and passion of sport—at the same time, you'll perform your best.
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"Creative Coaching will take you to the next level of coaching. You will be able to demonstrate your compassion for teaching. Your athletes will perform at a level that they thought was beyond their limits. Jerry Lynch’s work is a valuable asset to all coaches who are looking to enlighten their athletes and open up the possibility of greatness. Your athletes will perform like the true champions they are."
Cindy Timchal Head lacrosse coach, University of Maryland
"Dr. Lynch is one of the best authorities on the psyche of the athlete. His innovative approach to the relationship between coach and player is profound, perceptive, and unparalleled in the world of athletics."
Quin Snyder Head basketball coach, University of Missouri
"Jerry Lynch offers a master plan for effective coaching. His depth of content, anecdotal style and timeless wisdom gathered from working with top coaches makes for an entertaining, thought provoking, and productive read."
Paul Wardlaw Head women’s tennis coach, University of Iowa Author of Pressure Tennis
"Jerry’s initiatives have been a major part of my programs at Maryland and Arkansas. He has unique insight into the enhancement of athletic performance through the athlete’s personal growth. We feel our players have developed exponentially both on and off the soccer field in the last two years."
Alan Kirkup Head soccer coach, University of ArkansasFrom the Author:
Jerry Lynch, PhD, is founder and director of the TaoSports Center for Athletic Development in Santa Cruz, California. A sport psychologist for more than 20 years, he has worked with numerous Olympic, national, collegiate, and professional coaches and athletes. He was a U.S. regional and national champion distance runner and has coached at the high school level and youth sport level.
Lynch has published seven books, including Running Within (Human Kinetics, 1999), and the perennial bestsellers Working Out, Working Within and Thinking Body, Dancing Mind: TaoSports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business and Life, which is available in seven languages. These books have been used by athletes and coaches of the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Lynch has clients in the PGA, NFL, NBA, and has worked with numerous NCAA championship teams as well as with athletic programs worldwide. He regularly conducts coaching clinics throughout the United States.
Lynch has written feature articles in numerous journals and national magazines. His work has been written about in Sports Illustrated and featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other periodicals. He is also a contributor to the Medical & Training Advice column in Runner’s World, a columnist for VeloNews, and a contributing editor and writer with Asimba.com. Lynch resides in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife, Jan, and their four children. He can be reached via e-mail at Taosports@aol.com.
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