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Coaching: Work Effectively With Parents

3 Credits
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Effectively working with parents is a very common issue for coaches. This course is designed to help the coach build strong positive relationships with their sport parents. The content of this course is presented from an applied perspective, designed to be immediately useful. The activities are specifically designed to acquaint and strengthen the coach to parent to athlete relationship triangle so that the result is a positive, supportive experience for all. Through interactions with other successful coaches, compelling readings, YouTube presentations, personal reflection, and guided evaluation, the learner will be able to develop a strong coach to parent to athlete triangle working plan. The assignments contained in this course are useful for a coach seeking to meet the SHAPE America National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC) standards.

NOTE: Required books must be acquired separately.

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Dr. Dennis Janzen

I have been graciously blessed to have a coaching and administrative career in competitive athletics that has spanned over 40 years. Seeing someone do something they had never thought possible is the ultimate joy. Many years ago, a wise person told me that, “Players will do what you train them to do.” I’ve never forgotten that…and for many years, that simple but powerful philosophy has shaped how I coach, lead and teach. What really allows people to attempt to master difficult, challenging tasks when the risks of failure are strong? What keeps people persisting after they have experienced failure? How can a coach or leader create an environment in which the drive to succeed is greater than the fear of failure? These are very common challenges. I’ve been blessed to coach a wide range of athletes – from Olympians to young ten year olds. My goal is to create the best learning experiences possible for people who wish to grow in the area of athletics coaching and administration.