Coaching: A Realistic Perspective

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Coaching: A Realistic Perspective is the ideal textbook for anyone entering the coaching profession, of any sport. More than detailing the duties and tasks of a coach, this book explores the often overlooked issues and responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with coaching: relationships among players, parents, and fans; ethical and moral issues and controversies; off-season housekeeping duties; and concerns particular to head and assistant coaches as well as single and married coaches. Similar to its previous edition, the tenth edition includes end of chapter questions to help inspire debate and discussion of the issues concerning coaches.

This edition has been updated to reflect the influence the Internet has on the coaching profession, especially with recruitment. The changes in academic standards for students are also examined along with the ethical issues that are in the forefront of the news today. The overlapping of sports programs, a major concern of coaches, as well as health issues surrounding athletes today, have been updated and expanded.

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Michael D. Sabock is an assistant football coach in charge of special teams at Western Michigan University. In addition to coaching, he also served as the recruiting coordinator.
Ralph Sabock, PhD at Ohio State University, joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University where he taught courses in the professional preparation of young men and women coaches. He authored numerous articles, conducted a number of workshops dealing with coaching, and was responsible for the graduate program in Sports Administration at Penn State University.

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Coaching: A Realistic Perspective is a very comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the profession of coaching. There are numerous topics covered in detail that all coaches need to be familiar with as they prepare for the season. This book truly demonstrates that successful coaching is a lifestyle and with the proper preparation it can be an extremely rewarding career. (Cecile Reynaud, Florida State University)

This book is a great resource for coaches to guide their dealings with players, parents, officials, administrators, teachers, and other coaches. Most coaches learn by being an apprentice to 'more experienced' coaches. But what if those 'more experienced' coaches do not have a solid ethical foundation? Many coaching texbooks are filled with overly simplistic recommendations and as a result, they are not that helpful. This book embraces the ambiguity of coaching and has many examples and scenarios that are quite realistic. A must-read for a high school coaches or any coach who wants to maintain their integrity in the increasingly demanding and complex world of coaching. (John McCarthy, director of Boston University's Institute for Athletic Coach Education)

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