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Old 06-11-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
Rafe Kelley
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Default Best book on the Art of coaching

I was curious if anyone had suggestions for books about how to coach as opposed to how to coach a specific sport I am looking for some materials to have assistant coaches study in our program.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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What aspect of coaching? Like, the psychology of how to persuade people to do things they want you want them to or how to properly coach form?
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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Well how to coach form falls more under the sports specific aspect what I am looking for is more about how to create good relationships with members how to cultivate authority etc.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:30 PM   #4
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This has been the go-to book for decades:

Other than that, the golden rule is...listen and then listen some more....most people will tell you what they are looking for.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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There this Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sports Psychology edited by Britton Brewer, & it's extremely good.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:25 PM   #6
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Great article here:
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