2016-2017 Graduate Catalog

EDUA 5532 Motivating Players: It's an Art

Motivation is an energy—an energy to do, to accomplish, to succeed. Without motivation a team will never flourish or win. Understanding how to effectively motivate athletes is essential for a coach to lead a successful team. In this course the coach will learn the secrets behind motivation. The coach will understand how to cultivate the qualities of a good coach and how to effectively lead his or her athletes through the team-building process to forge a cohesive, high functioning team. This course will equip the coach with an understanding of the psychology behind the behaviors and performance of athletes so they can use this psychology to maintain a unified, high functioning team. Lastly, this course will provide the best strategies for motivating a team toward success and exercises to re-motivate athletes as needed to keep a team going strong all season long.