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Successful Coaching

Author : Rainer Martens
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This comprehensive text includes content on how to communicate and motivate players, as well as manage problem behaviours among athletes with a positive approach. It provides a full introduction to the games approach to coaching and strategic advice on how to incorporate this into a successful programme.

Successful Coaching

Author : Rainer Martens
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As America’s best-selling coaching text, Successful Coaching has helped over a million coaches develop their coaching philosophies; improve their communication, teaching, and management skills; and understand their responsibilities as a coach. The updated fourth edition of Successful Coaching offers students as well as new and veteran coaches a comprehensive guide to every aspect of coaching. Written by Rainer Martens, a respected and renowned sport pyschologist, longtime coach, and lifelong competitive athlete, Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, details the principles, knowledge, and skills that will help coaches build a foundation for their decisions and actions. Working through the text, coaches will define their philosophy, identify their objectives, and determine their coaching style. Next, coaches will learn how to become skilled communicators and motivators by applying psychological principles and recommendations for positive management of athletes’ behavior. Knowing the skills required for each sport is as important as knowing how to teach and shape those skills. With Successful Coaching, coaches will become more effective instructors as they learn the games approach to teaching technical and tactical skills, a proven method of helping athletes become smart tactical players of their sports. Successful Coaching also discusses the team management responsibilities of the coach and details how to manage relationships with athletes, other coaches, administrators, medical personnel, officials, parents, and the media. Also addressed are the legal responsibilities of a coach and strategies for reducing risk. Readers will find the latest research in the fields of physical training and nutrition, including new information on creatine, energy drinks, caffeine, and hydration. Successful Coaching also provides a straightforward discussion of drug abuse among athletes, offering all-new content on methamphetamines, prescription drug abuse, and drug-testing recommendations. Sidebars provide focused insights on a range of coaching topics and offer personal encouragement and advice for coaches throughout the season. In addition, quotes from well-known coaches provide perspective on what it takes to be a successful coach. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter encourage readers to think critically about the content and apply it to their own current or future coaching situations. For course adopters, Successful Coaching also includes online access to a full set of instructor resources, including an instructor guide, image bank, and test package. A dedicated website also includes customizable and reproducible forms. Access to the electronic forms and additional online resources are referenced throughout the text. Written by a coach for coaches, Successful Coaching blends the latest research and accepted practices in the sport sciences with practical advice from seasoned coaching veterans. Successful Coaching helps readers think critically about their motivation for being a coach and establish a coaching philosophy and style that pave the way for a fulfilling sport experience for coaches and their athletes. The fourth edition of Successful Coaching has been carefully revised to meet or exceed the guidelines of the National Council for Accreditation for Coaching Education and the recommendations of the National Standards for Sport Coaches.Successful Coaching is the primary text for the Coaching Principles online or classroom course offered by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP). Coaching Principles is a part of ASEP’s Bronze Level coaching certification, a three-step certification involving coursework essential for coaching any sport, teaching sport first aid, and conveying advanced sport-specific knowledge.

High Performance Coaching for Managers

Author : William J. Rothwell
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Coaching is a necessary skill for managers. It is important as a fundamental part of an organization's talent efforts—including talent acquisition, development and retention strategies. For a coaching program to succeed in an organization, it should be recognized as a useful approach throughout the organization and become part of the fabric of the corporate culture. Performance Coaching for Managers provides an important tool for organizations to use to train their managers on coaching. This book differs significantly from other books in the coaching market. Many books on coaching cast coaches as facilitators who questions their clients (the coachees), helping them to articulate their own problems, formulate their own solutions, develop their own action plans to solve problems, and measure the success of efforts to implement those plans. That is called a nondirective approach. But this book adopts a directive approach by casting the coach as a manager who diagnoses the problems with worker job performance and offers specific advice on how to solve those problems. While there is nothing wrong with a nondirective approach, it does not always work well in job performance reviews in which the manager must inform the worker about gaps between what is needed (the desired) and what is performed (the actual). The significant difference between what is currently available in the market and what we are offering in Performance Coaching is the authors' collective experience of over 70 combined years of hands-on research and delivery experiences in the Human Resources Development field. According to the Harvard Business Review (2015), workers generally expect their immediate supervisors to give them honest feedback on how well they do their jobs—and specific advice on what to do if they are not performing in alignment with organizational expectations. When workers do not receive advice—but instead are questioned about their own views—they regard their managers as either incompetent or disingenuous. Effective managers should be able to offer direction to their employees. After all, managers are responsible for ensuring that their organizational units deliver the results needed by the organization. If they fail to do that, the organization does not achieve its strategic goals. This book gives managers direction in how to offer directive coaching to their workers.

The Literacy Specialist Fourth Edition

Author : Rita M. Bean
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The definitive practitioner resource and text for developing excellence as a PreK–12 literacy/reading specialist is now updated to reflect key changes in the field. Delving into the literacy specialist's multiple leadership roles, the book provides strategies for teaching children experiencing difficulty with reading and writing; supporting teachers through coaching and professional learning opportunities; designing curricula; conducting assessments at the student, classroom, and school levels; and building strong school, family, and community partnerships. Pedagogical features include vignettes from exemplary practitioners, questions for discussion and reflection, follow-up activities, and ideas for instructors and workshop leaders. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size. Previous edition title: The Reading Specialist, Third Edition. New to This Edition *Broader view of literacy now encompasses reading, writing, oral language, and digital and visual literacies. *Grounded in the International Literacy Association's updated Standards 2017. *New or expanded discussions of multi-tiered systems of support, culturally responsive practice, uses of technology in instruction and professional learning, successful practices in middle and high school settings, and coaching. *Extended case example that follows one literacy specialist through her entire first year in a school. *Appendix with website resources.

Sport First Aid 5E

Author : Melinda Flegel
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Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you and your coaching staff will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.

Literacy Specialist Fourth Edition

Author : Rita M. Bean
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The definitive practitioner resource and text for developing excellence as a PreK–12 literacy/reading specialist is now updated to reflect key changes in the field. Delving into the literacy specialist's multiple leadership roles, the book provides strategies for teaching children experiencing difficulty with reading and writing; supporting teachers through coaching and professional learning opportunities; designing curricula; conducting assessments at the student, classroom, and school levels; and building strong school, family, and community partnerships. Pedagogical features include vignettes from exemplary practitioners, questions for discussion and reflection, follow-up activities, and ideas for instructors and workshop leaders. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size. Previous edition title: The Reading Specialist, Third Edition. New to This Edition *Broader view of literacy now encompasses reading, writing, oral language, and digital and visual literacies. *Grounded in the International Literacy Association's updated Standards 2017. *New or expanded discussions of multi-tiered systems of support, culturally responsive practice, uses of technology in instruction and professional learning, successful practices in middle and high school settings, and coaching. *Extended case example that follows one literacy specialist through her entire first year in a school. *Appendix with website resources.

NIAAA s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration

Author : NIAAA
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NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration presents a wealth of information and insights from experienced athletic directors across the United States. This comprehensive resource covers leadership, operations, financial and facilities management, and other chief administrative responsibilities to help readers better understand the athletic director’s multifaceted role. NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration was developed under the direction of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), the trusted authority for excellence in administration of high school sports. This guidebook features the best practices in high school athletic administration to assist both aspiring and practicing athletic directors in meeting the demands of the job. General guidelines and background knowledge are complemented by specific strategies and techniques. Each chapter offers examples of how to solve common problems, and sidebars highlight creative solutions employed by exemplary high school athletic directors. This text features guidance and multidisciplinary information on handling some of the toughest parts of the job. A chapter on personnel management discusses mentoring and evaluation systems to assist with the growth and development of staff, and a technology chapter offers specific recommendations of tools to help athletic directors operate more effectively and efficiently. A chapter on legal and safety concerns outlines concrete measures that administrators can take to prevent mishaps and protect their schools and staff from liability. Readers will also learn how to manage a budget and find creative alternatives to get the most out of available funds. Based on extensive research conducted by the editors, this text confronts several challenges facing contemporary high school sport administrators: • Providing comprehensive professional preparation for athletic director candidates and continuing education for today’s athletic directors • Aligning the goals of education-based athletic programs and the conduct of coaches, athletes, and parents engaged in the program to the educational mission of the school, district, state, and national governing organizations • Ensuring ongoing education in vital areas including student citizenship, staff support, safety, risk management, and budget preparation • Making consistent efforts to provide equitable opportunities for participation and accommodate the abilities and interests of all student-athletes The position of interscholastic athletic administrator is rapidly becoming one of the most challenging positions in any school as these professionals are asked to do more with less. Given proper education, tools, and goals, NIAAA recognizes the pivotal role an athletic administrator can have in enriching the school culture and experiences of participating athletes, parents, and coaches. NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration provides fundamental knowledge guided by sound educational practices to enable athletic administrators to execute their daily duties with competence and confidence.

Inside Creativity Coaching

Author : Eric Maisel
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In Inside Creativity Coaching, 40 creativity coaches from around the world describe their work with creative clients in this first-ever case study examination of the art and practice of creativity coaching. Curated by one of America’s foremost creativity coaches, these rich narratives examine how creativity coaches work with writers, painters, musicians, craftspeople, and other creatives on issues such as motivation, procrastination, blockage, and performance and career anxiety. Packed with concrete tools and techniques, the book draws on inspirational success stories from across the globe to help coaches better understand and serve their creative clients. It will be a valuable resource to creativity coaches, coaches interested in developing a specialty, and creatives and performing artists looking to overcome their challenges. Covering a diverse range of disciplines, Inside Creativity Coaching is a must-have book for both aspiring and experienced creativity coaches, and anyone interested in helping creatives.

Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball

Author : Rainer Martens
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Hall of Famer Rainer Martens has been playing softball for over 45 years. He currently coaches and plays for the Florida Legends—winners of over 80 national championships in the last 20 years. Although many books focus on fastpitch softball, this is the first comprehensive guide for slowpitch softball played by more than 13 million in the U.S. Includes over 200 photos and a 45-minute DVD that presents demonstrations of offensive and defensive techniques and tactics. Original.

EBOOK Coaching and Mentoring at Work Developing Effective Practice

Author : Mary Connor
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The third edition of this popular, practical and authoritative book has been revised and updated, with two new chapters. It is aimed at coaches, mentors and clients and features: • Nine key principles of effective coaching and mentoring, showing how to apply them • Discussion of differences between coaching and mentoring across different contexts and sectors • Ideas about how to be an effective coach or mentor and how to be an effective client • Self-development checklists and prompts, and a wealth of interactive case material · New chapter on useful approaches and models • The Skilled Helper model and how to apply it to coaching and mentoring • A range of tried and tested tools and techniques • Ethical issues, reflective practice and supervision • New chapter in which coaches and mentors share experiences from Business, Health, Education & the Public Sector "So many people think that mentoring is simple – you just pass on what you know from the pinnacle of your wisdom and experience. In fact when well done it is the art that conceals art. Similarly there is an art in making what is not simple sound accessible and do-able, which is exactly what this book does. It breaks the news very gently and very clearly that successful mentoring and coaching is nothing like as easy as it looks, either to be a good mentor or to be a good mentee. Throughout the book the message is clear: being a coach or mentor is very different from the expert helper role familiar to most managers - a lot more difficult and a lot more effective and here is how to do it." Jenny Rogers, Executive Coach and author of Coaching Skills: The Definitive Guide to Being a Coach, Fourth Edition (Open University Press, 2016), UK "The third edition of Coaching & Mentoring at Work has been revised and updated. There are two new chapters: 'Coaching & Mentoring Approaches and Models', and 'Glimpses of Coaches and Mentors at Work'. Readers of the previous editions have valued the focus on effective and ethical practice as well as the clear links between principles, approaches, skills, tools, techniques and interactive case examples. This latest edition continues to be an excellent resource for coaching and mentoring purchasers, providers and students." Gerard Egan, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University, Chicago, USA "It is great to see this new updated edition of Mary Connor and Julia Pokora’s book, which shows how much is developing and changing in this fast moving field." Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, Chairman of Renewal Associates, author of many books including Creating a Coaching Culture (Open University Press, 2012) and Leadership Team Coaching (2014), UK "This new edition from Connor and Pokora has some new and interesting additions. In the ten years since the first edition, much has happened in the coaching and mentoring world. The highlighting of ethical issues in Part 1 of the book recognises that the coaching and mentoring worlds have become much more aware of ethical concerns. The addition of insights into the variety of models for coaching and mentoring and the practical nature of Part 2 of the book is welcome and the shift of focus in Part 3 to Coach and Mentor Development reflects contemporary debate. Written in a practical and accessible style, this book is a must for those working with coaching and mentoring." Professor Bob Garvey, Managing Partner, The Lio Partnership, UK "When this book was first published in 2007 it immediately became an invaluable reference and source of guidance for the part of my work involved with the development mentoring of engineers and engineering project management professionals. The restructured content and additional material provided by the third edition make the book an even more valuable resource for coaches, mentors and their clients in all work sectors. I have always liked the practical exercises, examples and checklists that are to be found throughout the content and I find the glimpses into the experiences of current coaching and mentoring practitioners contained within the new Chapter 12 particularly interesting and useful." Tony Maplesden, Project Management Consultant, UK "Still my favourite coaching and mentoring book – this new edition is better than ever! For the coach/mentor there are plenty of additional resources including a helpful chapter giving insightful reflections on real examples of coaching practice and developing coaching schemes. What I really like about this book is how useful it is for people at different stages in their coaching and mentorship practice – and there’s plenty for coachees and mentees too which helps maximise the benefit of the coaching relationship." Sue Covill, Former HR Director, UK "Coaching and Mentoring at Work has been a part of my life after being introduced to this way of thinking and working by Mary, Julia and Nancy in 2007. This book remains to be a touchstone and over the past decade this text has been updated with clear, practical and honest content. It has kept me thinking in contemporary and informed way when it comes to my knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It supports the foundations of how I work with others to develop their understanding and skills in the pursuit of healthy learning relationships in their worlds. This third edition updates where necessary and will replace the well-worn second edition in my hand, work and life." Giles McCracken, Clinical Senior Lecturer & Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Newcastle University, UK "This book illustrates the importance of skills, personal qualities and ethical understanding in promoting healthy and meaning relationships, and this work may also relevant in other helping professions. However, this book also helps anyone who wants to improve their conversations with those around them (co-workers, family and friends)." Assoc. Prof. Dr Ruhani Mat Min, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia