The Education of a Coach

The Education of a Coach

The Education of a Coach

More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves. Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, THE EDUCATION OF A COACH, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

Advances in Coach Education and Development

Advances in Coach Education and Development

Advances in Coach Education and Development

This book highlights the latest advances in coach education and development through collaborative research co-ordinated by the English Football Association, the only national governing body of sport to run a coaching research programme. Advances in Coach Education and Development presents the first set of studies generated by this programme that display how research has informed policy and practice within the FA. Divided into three parts, each investigates an aspect of this programme such as the FA’s coaching education and development provision, its commitment to developing the developer, and how its coaches put their knowledge into practice. Each chapter includes sections that examine current issues, suggest considerations for other governing bodies and pose key questions including: What can other governing bodies learn from the FA’s programme? What is the best way to capture and compare different coaching systems? How can other organisations optimise success within their coach education and development programmes? How can future research continue to unpack and understand the complex role of coach educators? Bringing together a unique set of studies covering every level of football, from elite to grassroots, this book is essential reading for any serious sports coaching student, researcher or coach educator.

Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Mentoring is a core element of any successful teacher education or coach education programme, with evidence suggesting that teachers and coaches who are mentored early in their careers are more likely to become effective practitioners. Physical education and sports coaching share important pedagogical, practical and cultural terrain, and mentoring has become a vital tool with which to develop confidence, self-reflection and problem-solving abilities in trainee and early career PE teachers and sports coaches. This is the first book to introduce key theory and best practice in mentoring, for mentors and mentees, focusing on the particular challenges and opportunities in physical education and sports coaching. Written by a team of international experts with extensive practical experience of mentoring in PE and coaching, the book clearly explains what mentoring is, how it should work, and how an understanding of socio-cultural factors can form the foundation of good mentoring practice. The book explores practical issues in mentoring in physical education, including pre-service and newly qualified teachers, and in coach education, including mentoring in high performance sport and the role of national governing bodies. Each chapter includes real mentoring stories, practical guidance and definitions of key terms, and a ‘pedagogy toolbox’ brings together the most important themes and techniques for easy reference. This is a hugely useful book for all teacher and coach education degree programmes, for any practising teacher or coach involved in mentoring, and for schools, clubs, sports organisations or NGBs looking to develop mentoring schemes.

The Wisdom of a Coach Health Wealth Education Athletics a Game Plan for Life

The Wisdom of a Coach  Health  Wealth  Education  Athletics  a Game Plan for Life

The Wisdom of a Coach Health Wealth Education Athletics a Game Plan for Life

Read about from our leaders have made a mess of Education (the foundation of America) discussing charter schools, no child left behind, accountability and to the top. For tennis teachers learn the strokes, singles and doubles strategy and the best methods to practice. For health teacher share about - his methods to make every lesson significant and meaning for basketball coaches learn the triangle and two offense taught used by Bernie Red Sarachek long before Phil Jackson, Tex Winter, or Red Helzman knew it. The author has taught and coached 1000’s of tennis and basketball players, produced two city and two national championships, over 50 all American and nine national singles and doubles individual champions. Travel with the author and his wife around the world visiting over 45 nations and three Olympics and participating as a coach despite having the American Dream, in the Moscow Games the best and most beautiful wife, a dream house in Brooklyn, top of the line calls; wonderful twin sons and family and usually enough wealth he experiences and shares with you Forrest Gumps’ statement. “If you live long enough SHIT HAPPENS to everyone. It is not as if it will happen but when and how you cope, deal with, and handles the distress of life.

Leadership Coaching for Educators

Leadership Coaching for Educators

Leadership Coaching for Educators

This remarkable new resource gives school leaders the tools and techniques for designing and implementing a successful coaching program that creates long-lasting educational change.

Coaching in Education

Coaching in Education

Coaching in Education

Includes bibliographical references and index.

New Coach Reflections From A Learning Journey

New Coach  Reflections From A Learning Journey

New Coach Reflections From A Learning Journey

"Lis Paice's positivity shines through on every page of this book. She writes in a beautifully simple and accessible style. The book will be a tremendous introduction for those setting out on the same path as new coaches, or for more experienced coaches who want to compare their journey with hers." Dr John Launer, Honorary Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic, London, UK "I love this book. I've not seen a book before that uses the experience of the one who is learning rather than just telling you how to do it. It will be so useful in taking away the inevitable anxiety that comes when you are about to learn a new skill - and learn it in public. The author's honesty about her own pitfalls will help you know what to expect, and the light bulb moments that she has as she progresses will undoubtedly light up the occasional bulb for you too. It might be a book about learning, but it's also a book that outlines the skills of coaching in a whole new way." Jenny Firth-Cozens, Imperial College London, UK "This is a marvellous record of the journey recorded by a senior doctor-educationalist as she strived to gain the skills of a coach. Any new coach will find it difficult to put down as it will resonate with many of their own first reflections. She is open about her mistakes from the start. On her first day of coach training she had a moment of kairos, and she set her goal to train to the highest level, which she continues to do." Dr Rebecca Viney, Coaching and Mentoring Lead, London Deanery, UK "There are many books on coaching that give advice on what coaches should do. This book is different. Describing herself as a 'self-critical learner', Liz traces her journey into becoming a coach, telling a uniquely honest story, 'warts and all' that all of us can learn from. This is like reading someone's personal, reflective diary, rather than a recipe book on 'how to coach'. The result is both engaging and highly illuminating." David E Gray, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour, University of Greenwich, UK You can't summarize if you haven't been listening. Coach and client share the encounter, not the experience. The better you get, the less you say. The client is the hero, not the coach. Coaching is a skill for life. This frank account of one leader's journey to become a coach is a must have for beginner coaches. It will strike a chord with anyone who has been on a similar journey or has just begun professional training, discovering the disappointments, triumphs and surprises of learning to coach and coming to their own personal insights. Lis Paice's easy conversational style and rich supply of real-life examples make this an enjoyable read even for the absolute beginner. The questions she raises about coaching will also stimulate reflection for experienced coaches, trainers and supervisors. Topics include: What coaching is all about How coaching differs from other ways of helping What the role of the coach entails Getting to grips with the principles of coaching; Learning by experience why the rules matter Trying out different tools and techniques Finding ways of helping the client to new perspectives and insights Avoiding complacency

Educational Coaching

Educational Coaching

Educational Coaching

Educational coaches—whether math, literacy, instructional, or curriculum coaches—vary in the content of the work they do and in the grade range of the teachers with whom they work. But "good coaching is good coaching," as coaching expert Cathy A. Toll affirms in this, her newest book. All coaches seek to help solve problems and increase teacher success, and they all depend on effective collaboration to do so. This practical guide shows readers how to get the most out of educational coaching. It details Models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change. Three phases of the problem-solving cycle. Characteristics of effective coaching conversations. Components of CAT—connectedness, acceptance, and trustworthiness—that are essential to the partnership. Practices that support teamwork. Toll also tackles the obstacles that hinder a coach's success—administrators who don't understand coaching and teachers who don't want to engage. Full of insights and answers, Educational Coaching is for all coaches and those who lead them.

The Leader s Guide to Coaching in Schools

The Leader s Guide to Coaching in Schools

The Leader s Guide to Coaching in Schools

Grow your leadership skills to bring out the best in your school! Help your staff get “unstuck” no matter what challenges they are facing through solutions-focused coaching techniques that help them envision desired outcomes and the actions needed to achieve them. Through video examples and tools, this step-by-step guide shows you how to: Introduce a coaching approach into a wide range of conversational contexts Use the GROWTH coaching conversation framework to improve both staff and student success and well-being Use coaching approaches in areas that school leaders typically find challenging: in formal performance reviews, when giving informal feedback, and when working with teams

Advances in Coach Education and Development

Advances in Coach Education and Development

Advances in Coach Education and Development

This book highlights the latest advances in coach education and development through collaborative research co-ordinated by the English Football Association, the only national governing body of sport to run a coaching research programme. Advances in Coach Education and Development presents the first set of studies generated by this programme that display how research has informed policy and practice within the FA. Divided into three parts, each investigates an aspect of this programme such as the FA’s coaching education and development provision, its commitment to developing the developer, and how its coaches put their knowledge into practice. Each chapter includes sections that examine current issues, suggest considerations for other governing bodies and pose key questions including: What can other governing bodies learn from the FA’s programme? What is the best way to capture and compare different coaching systems? How can other organisations optimise success within their coach education and development programmes? How can future research continue to unpack and understand the complex role of coach educators? Bringing together a unique set of studies covering every level of football, from elite to grassroots, this book is essential reading for any serious sports coaching student, researcher or coach educator.