Coaching Youth Track and Field

Coaching Youth Track and Field

Paperback Coaching Youth Sports

By (author) Asep

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 15mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 2 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736069143
  • ISBN 13: 9780736069144
  • Illustrations note: 11 black & white illustrations, 89 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 336,127

Product description

Whether the reader is a parent who is new to coaching, or an experienced youth coach, "Coaching Youth Track and Field" will be a valuable tool that will help run a successful track and field programme for children aged 14 and under.Fun, safe and effective instruction are stressed, helping to create an environment that promotes learning, helps children to enjoy their track and field experiences and motivates athletes to participate year-after-year.This first edition includes drills, games and coaching tips to make this book even more practical for the budding coach. The book has been organised to provide an effective learning experience.In addition to teaching the fundamentals of all of the events in track and field, key communication issues are addressed (including communicating with both parents and players and how to communicate with the coaches' own child if he or she is on their team). Important safety information is also covered.

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Author information

ASEP is a division of Human Kinetics, based in Champaign, Illinois, and has been developing and delivering coaches education courses since 1981. As the USA number one coaching education programme, ASEP works with national, state and local youth sport organisations to develop educational programmes for coaches, officials, administrators and parents. These programmes incorporate ASEP's philosophy of "athletes first, winning second."

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Stepping into Coaching; Chapter 2. Communicating as a Coach; Chapter 3. Understanding Rules and Equipment; Chapter 4. Providing for Athletes' Safety; Chapter 5. Teaching and Shaping Skills; Chapter 6. Making Practices Fun and Practical; Chapter 7. Coaching the Sprints; Chapter 8. Coaching the Distances; Chapter 9. Coaching the Jumps; Chapter 10. Coaching the Throws; Chapter 11. Coaching Other Events; Chapter 12. Developing Season and Practice Plans; Chapter 13. Coaching on Meet Day.