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Author Smith, Ronald Edward, 1940-

Title Sport psychology for youth coaches : developing champions in sports and life / Ronald E. Smith and Frank L. Smoll.

Imprint Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.019 Sm64s 2012    ---  Available
Description vii, 156 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Developing a coaching philosophy -- Athletic competition for children and adolescents: why youth sports? -- Sport models and goals: kids are not professionals! -- Becoming a better coach -- Coaching roles and relationships: influencing young athletes' lives -- The mystery approach to coaching: applying sport psychology -- Communication and self-awareness: skills for improving coaching effectiveness -- Performance enhancement skills for young athletes -- Goal setting: charting the road to success -- Athletic stress: teaching coping skills to young athletes -- Mental rehearsal: using the mind to program the body -- Coaching challenges and how to deal with them -- Working effectively with "problem athletes": turning problems into opportunities -- Coach-parent relationships: a vital link to successful youth sport experiences -- What to do if -- .
Summary Two seasoned sport psychologists help coaches understand the psychology of young athletes and provide guidelines for winning strategies that benefit athletes in sports and life. They cover issues like motivation, leadership behavior, values, life skills development and other topics, enabling coaches to have a lasting positive influence on youth.
Subject Sports for children -- Psychological aspects.
Coaches (Athletics)
Added Author Smoll, Frank L.
ISBN 9781442217157 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1442217154 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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