by Rainer Martens
Behind the clipboard and the whistle, a successful coach is constantly adaptingÑbecoming mentor, manager, motivator, or master teacherÑas the need arises. More than just knowing their sports, successful coaches have mastered their varied roles by gaining the skills and knowledge to fulfill those roles. As AmericaÕs best-selling and most comprehensive coaching text, Successful Coaching has helped over a million coaches gain confidence and competence. Now, the updated fourth edition can help you identify and develop a coaching philosophy, clarify your coaching objectives, and determine your coaching style;enhance your communication and behavior management skills;incorporate proven techniques for teaching technical and tactical skills;learn tools for safely improving athletic performance through physical training and sport nutrition;prepare to take on seven key management functions faced by all coaches;understand your legal responsibilities; andmanage relationships with athletes, staff, administrators, officials, parents, and the media. Rainer Martens, a respected sport psychologist and longtime coach, offers the latest information in the sport sciences, proven methods for teaching technical and tactical skills, and essentials of sport management. YouÕll find information on physical training and sport nutrition with special emphasis on topics of concern, including hydration, nutritional supplements, and drug abuse. Written by a coach for coaches, the fourth edition of Successful Coaching will help you think critically about your approach to coaching and develop the skills to fulfill your many responsibilities. Packed with practical information, techniques, and tools, Successful Coaching is your comprehensive guide to the art and science of coaching.
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