Schedule

Readings, videos, discussion posts, or any other assignments should be completed in advance of the class for which they are listed.  The schedule of topics and minor assignments is subject to change (please check regularly).

Monday, Jan 12
Topics: Coaching story; Theory of athlete development

Wednesday, Jan 14
Topics: Athlete development; Reflective practice
Assignments: Athlete development notes and observations for class discussion; Read Gilbert & Trudel (1999); Student agreement; Introductory Survey; Tech requirements (e-mail, D2L profile)

Monday, Jan 19
NO CLASS – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Wednesday, Jan 21
Topics: Ethical decision-making
Assignments: Watch ethical decision-making video before class; Read Kretchmar (2013); One post to D2L discussion before class

Monday, Jan 26
Topics: Ethical issues in coaching; Peer review session
Assignments: Draft of Athlete Development Paper Due – need paper copy in class for peer review session, and submit a copy to the appropriate dropbox on Desire2Learn

Wednesday, Jan 28
Topics: Motor learning principles
Assignments: Read Chapter 1 – Getting Started; Chapter 9 – Structuring… (Desire2Learn > Content > Readings)

Monday, Feb 2
Topics: Skill acquisition
Assignments: Read PACE Chapter 21 & PACE Chapter 32 (Desire2Learn > Content > Readings); Revised first draft of Athlete Development Paper Due – need paper copy in class for peer review session, and submit a copy to the appropriate dropbox on Desire2Learn

Wednesday, Feb 4
Topics: Leadership – lecture will be taught by Scott Pierce (Kinesiology Doctoral Student)
Assignments: Read Chapter 5 – Leadership (Desire2Learn > Content > Readings)

Monday, Feb 9
Topics: Communication
Assignments: Read Vealey (2005) – Communication; Eccles & Tran (2012) (Desire2Learn > Content > Readings)

Wednesday, Feb 11
Topics: Behavior management & setting expectations
Assignments:

Monday, Feb 16

Topics:
Assignments:

Wednesday, Feb 18
Exam #1

Monday, Feb 23
Topics: Planning practices, planning seasons
Assignments: Read: PACE Chapters 29-30 (Desire2Learn > Content > Readings)

Wednesday, Feb 25
Topics: Physical aspects of growth and maturation
Assignments: TBA

Monday, Mar 2
Topics: Psychosocial aspects of growth and maturation
Assignments: TBA

Wednesday, Mar 4
Topics: Psychology of Youth Sport
Assignments: Complete “Youth Sport” module in Desire2Learn (Content > Youth Sport) – minimum of 30 minutes

Spring Break – no class March 9 or March 11

Monday, Mar 16
Topics: Youth Sport – Structured Controversy; Psychology of coaching introduction
Assignments: Read Ravizza (2006) (Desire2Learn > Content > Readings)

Wednesday, Mar 18
Topics: Motivation; Discuss coach observation assignment
Assignments: Read Mallett (2005); Bring completed coach observation notes and tally sheet

Monday, Mar 23
Topics: Motivation
Assignments: Read Zinsser, Bunker, and Williams (2006)

Wednesday, Mar 25
Topics: Confidence; Peer review of coach observation analysis paper
Assignments: Bring a paper copy of your draft Coach Observation Analysis for peer review, and submit a copy to the appropriate D2L dropbox.

Monday, Mar 30
Topics: Leadership development; Team Cohesion
Assignments: Read Gould, Voelker, and Griffes (2013); Read Vealey (2005) – Team Cohesion

Wednesday, Apr 1
Topics: Performance enhancement (energy mgmt, self-talk, routines)
Assignments: Read Van Raalte (2010); Lidor (2010); Ravizza & Osborne (1988); Final draft of Coach Observation Analysis due in class (bring a paper copy to class, and submit electronic copy to the appropriate dropbox on D2L)

Monday, Apr 6
Topics: Performance enhancement; Imagery
Assignments: Wakefield & Smith (2012); Williams et al. (2013)

Wednesday, Apr 8
Exam #2

Monday, Apr 13
Topics: Imagery; Focus and attentional control
Assignments: Read Tedesqui & Glenn (2013); Cutton & Hearon (2013)

Wednesday, Apr 15
Topics: Goal-setting & benchmarking
Assignments: Read Gould (2006); Draft of the final version of your Athlete Development Paper due for peer-review (bring a paper copy to class, submit electronic copy to appropriate D2L dropbox)

Monday, Apr 20
Topics: Gender issues in sport coaching
Assignments: Read Lavoi (2007) & Lavoi (2011)

Wednesday, Apr 22
Topics: Administrative issues – Lecture will be taught by Scott Westfall (Kinesiology Doctoral Student)
Assignments: Read Collins & Gould (2005); Gould (2007); Final version of your Athlete Development Paper due (bring a paper copy to class, submit electronic copy to appropriate D2L dropbox)

Monday, Apr 27
Topics: Gender issues in sport coaching
Assignments: Complete 1-2 page reflection (due at final exam)

Wednesday, Apr 29
Topics:

  • Special Guest Speaker – Ryan Manalac, Sports Operations Assistant, MSU Football
  • Legal issues; Organization of sport

Assignments: Complete 1-2 page reflection (due at final exam)

Thursday, May 7
Final Exam – 12:45-2:45pm

 

 

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