This page is a collection of work presented by PES364 class at Eastern Oregon University for Summer 2010
I observed a Soccer practice being held today at a local soccer club. it was very interesting to watch as the team began practice. the coach was very calm with the players, not yelling once. however all of the players where putting in great efforts. A few times during drills, the coach would call over the team and explain training techniques to enhance the learning of the players. after the brief discussion, they returned back to normal practice. at the end of the drills the team scrimmaged another team that was practicing on the opposite field. the played for 30 minutes and the games was very fun to watch as both teams were very well organized and played as a team. after the scrimmage the coach talked to the team and then released the team. Read more »
- Have a policy on expectations for behavior and participation signed by all participants
- Perform conditioning tests and insure that there is a physical signed off by a certified doctor for all participants.
- Prior to any activities, inspect playing surface, equipment, and all first aid equipment
- Have planned out practices that consist of proper warm up and cool down.
- Provide and ensure that proper hydration is being acted by all participants.
- Insure that medical staff is prepared and at activities.
- Have a written contact list for guardians and all health care providers for participants
- Provide information on proper nutrition and hydration for after activities.
- Perform monthly evaluation for all participants on nutrition
Although this does not pertain to scholastic coaching, it is coaching none-the-less and shares similar traits. Therefore, as this is a coaching class, I thought I’d share my very recent experience. My fiancé is also a NFHS certified coach and he had his first coaching opportunity this week as we brought our daughter, Lily, into the world! Through the experience we both learned the significance of goals, patience, encouragement, knowing the “player” and “player”-centered focus. Read more »
I interviewed Coach Ron Behr from Alconbury High School. He has 18 years experience coaching a wide variety of sports which are listed in the interview. Most of the things he said re-enforced the things that I learned from completing the NFHS fundamentals of coaching course.
- Have a physical on file
- Have a written policy for behavior and participation expectations
- Hold a pre-season meeting with all stakeholders to discuss the written policy
- Do a pre-assessment of skills and physical condition
- Warm up and condition properly (late students must warm up before joining practice)
- Exercise proper hydration practices
- Inspect equipment and discard broken or unsafe equipment
- Always wear properly fitted protective gear
- Have emergency medical kit at all practices
- Have emergency medical phone numbers programmed into cell phone
- Have Athletic Director’s and/or school office phone number programmed into cell phone
- Have a preplanned procedure with local emergency medical professiona
Baskeball Practice Schedule
(for a High School practice)
* Note: A PDF document is also attached.
3:45 – 4:05 Stretches
- Right, Middle, & Left Leg Straddles (stretches hamstrings, thighs, & lower back)
- Forward Lunges (stretches hip flexors & quadriceps)
- Lying and Standing Quadriceps (stretches quads & muscles on front side of legs)
4:05 – 4:20 Warm-ups Read more »
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, COACH LEWIS
Coach Lewis really interacts with each and every athlete. He discusses the positive and negative in the same tone. When one of them just messes up, he pulls them aside and asks what are you thinking about? It is not Football; your mind is not in the game. What are you concerned about. Then young man finally confesses to him some personal information, coach Lewis did not ask him anything, he informed him to get out on the field. The athlete was doing so much better. After practice coach Lewis did get with that young man and talked. Read more »
I found the Sports Discus to be very helpful in finding research articles. And I came across this one. What does everyone think? I think that you can use some of these concepts in all sports, not just gymnastics. I found it to be very usefull. In order to view the article you will have to sign in. You will have to know your student number. Let me know if you can't get the link to open. Read more »
Tip and Dig:
This drill works on communication, run-throughs, approach, tips, and ball control.
Two teams of three. Each team has one setter and two hitters. The first team passes the ball to the second team. One hitter digs the ball to the setter and the setter sets the ball to the second hitter. That hitter than approaches the ball and tips it over the net. The first team than repeats the dig-set-tip. Read more »
Practice the four-count action for the forehand stroke.
Both with and without a ball.
3. Contact with the ball
Practice with a partner
Practice hitting back and forth to the partner.
Slow it down and let the ball bounce.
Slowing down the ball will help focus to be on the action rather than the result.
Practice alone Read more »
Good conditioning starts with a healthy mind and well-fueled body. It is important to focus your mind on the task you are performing to perform your best. Concentration is extremely important in tennis. Fueling your body with the right nutrition will prepare your mind and body for conditioning. Building strength and flexibility are key components of tennis conditioning. However, a good conditioning program also needs a good warm-up and cool-down period. Read more »
5 Day Practice Plan
By Vanessa Janssen
10 minute warm-up
Run around the court while doing figure 8’s with your racket.
Also run around the court without racket, doing high kicks.
5 minute stretching
Stretch all core muscles, holding each stretch for a 20 second count.
5 minute water break
15 minute Arc to Arc Read more »
Alconbury High School
Coach Susan Payne
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This is the first practice of the season. School has not started yet. I arrive at 3:25. Four girls are with the coach setting up two nets.
The coach is hoarse and can only speak in a whisper.
The coach supervises and teaches students how to set up the net correctly. She is patient and the students seem motivated. The coach generally does not call a student by name to do something. She gives an instruction and shows how to do it, then moves on and a student steps up to complete the task.
3:40 nine girls are here now. The coach and girls are finishing putting up the nets. Read more »
Some of you may want to take advantage of the free course currently being offered by NFHS for Concussion in Sport. Check into it at NFHSlearn.com if you're interested. It would be a good course to have for all coaches, both for your own professional knowledge and for risk management reasons.
http://www.unicommons.com/node/9407 The article is about body mass index (BMI) in public schools. The researchers, school officials, legislators and media are concerned about the obesity amongst our youth. Such experts discussed the purpose, for the surveillance of BMI in for those who are at risk for weight related issues. They feel that the BMI screening only meets some of the established criteria by the American Academy of Pediatrics for specific health conditions. If school elects to ue the BMI they will need to make sure that everyone is aware of the weight-related knowledge attitudes and behaviors of youth and their families. Read more »
This is the final week to get any more work submitted in the class. I should have all of your gradebooks updated with my latest check of the NFHS certification points. So, all that is left is for me to assess your work during the second half of the class and enter that in the gradebook.
I used the NFHS worksheets to formulate my coaching philosophy. The worksheets prompt coaching students to: identify motivation for becoming a coach, how to put students first, be self-aware of coaching skills, and determine methods to communicate their coaching philosophy. Here are some of the questions/prompts and my responses:
1. Why do you want to be a coach?
I want to be a coach to help students reach their potential in developing their character and athletic skills. It's important for students to have a mentor that cares for their well-being and will encourage them to explore their possibilities and discover what they are capable of completing in and outside athletics. Read more »
Risk management is a coaching necessity to provide a safe and productive experience for everyone involved in interscholastic athletics. I adapted an outline for risk management based on the content covered in unit two of NFHS’s coaching certification course. The coaching duties were listed in unit two as areas in which coaches can and have been sued for breeching their responsibilities. The forms can be retrieved from NFHS coaching resources. It’s important to plan, organize, carry through, and follow-up for risk management, not only for the well being of the athletes, but also to avoid negative legal issues. Read more »
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