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Sport psychology for youth coaches : developing champions in sports and life

Author: Ronald Edward Smith; Frank L Smoll
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., ©2012.
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Two seasoned sport psychologists help coaches understand the psychology of young athletes and provide guidelines for winning strategies that benefit athletes in sports and life. They cover issues like motivation, leadership behavior, values, life skills development and other topics, enabling coaches to have a lasting positive influence on youth.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Edward Smith; Frank L Smoll
ISBN: 9781442217157 1442217154 9781442217164 1442217162
OCLC Number: 773671814
Description: vii, 156 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Developing a coaching philosophy --
Athletic competition for children and adolescents: why youth sports? --
Sport models and goals: kids are not professionals! --
Becoming a better coach --
Coaching roles and relationships: influencing young athletes' lives --
The mystery approach to coaching: applying sport psychology --
Communication and self-awareness: skills for improving coaching effectiveness --
Performance enhancement skills for young athletes --
Goal setting: charting the road to success --
Athletic stress: teaching coping skills to young athletes --
Mental rehearsal: using the mind to program the body --
Coaching challenges and how to deal with them --
Working effectively with "problem athletes": turning problems into opportunities --
Coach-parent relationships: a vital link to successful youth sport experiences --
What to do if --
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Responsibility: Ronald E. Smith and Frank L. Smoll.

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As a professional baseball coach for over three decades the reader might find it odd that I would endorse a book on youth coaching and sports. That would be a mistake. The gifted athletes I work with Read more...

 
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