Coaching: A Realistic Perspective

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Coaching: A Realistic Perspective explores the numerous daily responsibilities of coaches_regardless of the specific sport being coached. It is the ideal textbook for anyone who is preparing to coach athletics. All aspects of the profession are addressed in a clear and straightforward manner, presented with advice gained from decades of experience. Students exploring the profession, especially for secondary school, will find end-of-chapter questions helpful in creating points of discussion and debate. Appendixes include guides to scheduling practices, tournament organization, and helpful charts of averages and percentages. Coaching is a detailed look at the profession with Ralph and Michael Sabock proving excellent guides to the nature of sport, the ethics of athletics, and the world of coaching. The expanded and updated ninth edition examines the roles of head coaches and assistant coaches, married coaches, in-season and off-season responsibilities, ethical issues, player, parent, and booster relationships as well as issues, problems, and concerns in athletics today.

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Ralph J. Sabock has coached football, track and field, baseball, and wrestling at the high school, military, and college levels. He received his Ph.D. at Ohio State University, then moved to Penn State University where he taught professional preparation courses, including Methods and Principle of Coaching. Prior to retiring, he was responsible for the graduate program in sport administration. He is a member of the Penn Hills High School Sports Hall of Fame in Western Pennsylvania and the Sports Hall of Fame at Muskingum College in Ohio. Michael D. Sabock has been assistant football coach at Northern Illinois University for over twenty years and serves as defensive ends coach and recruiting coordinator. He is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in health and physical education and earned a master's in athletic administration from Kent State University.

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Rather than focusing on the physical skills, this textbook addresses the mental and emotional challenges of teaching student athletes and managing a sports program. It explores the roles of a head coach, the qualities a coach should possess, relationships with the administration and other faculty, the recruiting process, off-season planning, and final preparation for the season. (Reference & Research Book News)

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