2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

EDUA 5530 Coaching for Character

Coaches play a unique role in a child’s life. Somewhere between parent, friend, and teacher, the coach has the ability to help students grow as athletes and as human beings.
This course provides the coach with a renewed and focused look into teaching character through coaching. The psychological benefits of playing sports are contrasted with the dangers of developing negative attitudes and behaviors. By the end of the course, the coach will be able to assess his or her approach to sportsmanship, in terms of building individual character as well as respect for team, opponents, officials, and other coaches. Finally, the coach will create a plan for implementing a character education curriculum with athletes.