coaching with purpose: developing human potential in young athletes

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Coaching with Purpose: Developing Human Potential in Young Athletes. Dr. Christopher Manno Mr. Peter Teifer. Seminar Overview. The purpose of youth competitive athletics The role of the coach as a leader and role model for young people Sportsmanship and character - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Coaching with Purpose: Developing Human Potential in Young AthletesDr. Christopher MannoMr. Peter Teifer

  • Seminar OverviewThe purpose of youth competitive athleticsThe role of the coach as a leader and role model for young peopleSportsmanship and characterDeveloping the full potential of youngstersThe technical aspects of coaching: Best technical coaching practicesThe physiology of movement and athleticsSafety: Physically and emotionally safe and sound coaching practicesQ and A

  • Effective coaching takes some soul searchingQuestionWho are you serving?

  • What is Coaching with Purpose?Serving Others or Serving Self An extreme example

  • What are the purposes of youth athletics?Dr. Chris Manno

  • Coaching with PurposeJoe Ehrmann

  • So, its clear...The purpose of coaching is to serve the youngsters, not the coach or parents.

  • Purposes of Youth AthleticsTo develop the potential of youngstersEmotional potentialSocial potentialPhysical potentialTo develop positive character traitsTo develop habits of lifetime fitnessTo develop athletic skills and proficiency

  • The role of the coachA role model.

  • Young people will forget nearly all of what you told them.They will only remember your example and how you made them feel.

  • The Leadership Challenge - The 5 most important things leaders do.Kouzes and Posner

  • Good leaders, and good coaches...Model the way Inspire Challenge to be their bestEnable them to actEncourage the heart

  • Coaching CharacterJoe Ehrmann

  • Positive Character Traits that Athletics can InstillDisciplineDeterminationDedication

    ConfidenceConcentrationConsistencyRespect TeamworkService

  • Character is not taught; rather, it is modeled. Kids dont care what we say; they only attend to what we do.

  • Suggestion...Attend a game or matchNOT your team; NOT your kids. Just observe people and their behavior.

    Ask...Is the coach serving others or serving self? Is the coach developing character? Is the coach building or tearing down?

  • Coaches should be positive role models for young people, and therefore should display respect, poise, and self-control at all times. This includes the respectful treatment of others, refraining from the use of inappropriate or foul language, and demonstrating self-discipline by remaining in control in all situations.

    What is the difference between screaming and yelling, and directing and coaching ?

  • Screaming and Yelling...scream [skreem] verb utter a loud, sharp, piercing emit a shrill, piercing sound: The sirens and whistles laugh immoderately or uncontrollably: The comedian had the audience shout or speak shrilly, especially with harsh or exaggerated words: They screamed across the back play or sing in a high, loud, harsh manner.

    yell [yel] verb cry out or speak with a strong, loud, clear sound; shout: He always yells when he is scream with pain, fright, etc.

    Service to self.

  • Directing and Coachingdirect [dih-rekt] verb manage or guide by advice, helpful information, instruction,etc.: He directed the company through a difficult regulate the course of; control: History is directed by a small number of great men and administer; manage; supervise: She directs the affairs of the give authoritative instructions to; command; order or ordain: I directed him to leave the serve as a director in the production or performance of (a musical work, play, motion picture, etc.).

    coach [kohch] give instruction or advice to in the capacity of a coach;instruct: She has coached the present tennis champion.

    Service to youngsters.

  • Main difference...Control, emotion, and intent.

  • Codes of ConductFor players/athletesParentsCoaches

  • Code of Conduct for AthletesTrain consistently as advised by the coach and athletic Trainer.Abide by team rules.Maintain my academic responsibilities.Demonstrate a consistent willingness to learn and progress.Abide by the rules and regulations of the student body.Conduct myself at all times that I will bring credit to my team/school. Demonstrate sportsmanship during practices and athletic contests.

  • Code of Conduct for ParentsI will encourage sportsmanship from players, coaches, officials, other parents, and spectators at every practice and athletic contest by exhibiting positive support for everyone involved.I will not place a burden on my child to win games/matches. The primary purpose of interscholastic athletics is to promote the physical, emotional, and social development of student athletes.I will not argue or complain about an officials decision.I will refrain from being a sideline coach or referee. I will provide positivesupport for all players on all teams.I will support efforts to provide an environment for my child that is free fromdrugs, tobacco, and alcohol. I will refrain from their use at all school relatedEvents.I will provide consistent guidance to ensure my child treats all players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect.

  • Code of Conduct for CoachesI hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for all student athletes participating in BTHS athletic programs by following this Coaches Code of Ethics:I will encourage sportsmanship from players, fellow coaches, officials, parents, and spectators at every practice and athletic contest by demonstrating sportsmanship.I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my student athletes ahead of a personal desire to win.I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.I will do my best to provide a safe playing environment for my athletes. I will check the players equipment and playing environment. I will notify the necessary personnel to correct identified problems.I will not argue or complain about an officials decision.I will organize all practices with safety as a priority and according to BoE Policy.I will provide a learning environment. The practice field is a classroom.I will consistently seek out professional knowledge concerning principals of Coaching.

  • Our youngsters need leadersnot media celebrities.


    Model - Challenge and Inspire - Enable and Encourage

  • The technical aspects of coaching: Best technical coaching practices Mr. Pete Teifer, BTSD Supervisor of Athletics and Activities

  • Understanding the Components of Physical FitnessMuscular Strength - the ability of a muscle or muscle group to exert force. Muscular Endurance - the ability to sustain repeated muscular actions for an extended time

  • Understanding the Components of Physical Fitness Muscular Flexibility - the ability to move through a range of motion around a joint

    Cardiovascular (CV) Conditioning - The ability of the CV system to supply O2 to the working muscles during exercise

  • Understanding the Components of Physical FitnessBody Composition- The relative percentage of body fat compared to lean body mass (muscle, bone, water, etc.)

  • Understanding the Components of Physical Fitness - Skill RelatedSpeed - The ability to move quickly from one point to another in a straight line.Agility - The ability of the body to change direction quickly

  • Understanding the Components of Physical Fitness - Skill RelatedBalance - The ability to maintain an upright posture while still or moving.

    Coordination - Integration with body, hand and/or foot movements with the inut of the senses.

  • Understanding the Components of Physical Fitness - Skill RelatedReaction Time - The amount of time it takes to initiate movement.

  • Understanding the Components of Physical Fitness - Skill RelatedMuscular Power - the explosive aspect of strength - its the product of strength & speed of movement.Power - (force X distance)/time

  • Principles of ConditioningPrinciple of Progressive Overload - The theory that, to maximize the benefits of a training program, the training stimulus must be progressively increased as the body adapts to the current stimulus (push to moderate discomfort).