One of the classes I’m taking for my Masters this semester is Coaching Science II – Coaching Philosophy. For this class we have 2 assignments: 1. Develop and outline our own coaching philosophy (~20 pages); 2. Find two successful coaches and present/outline their coaching philosophies in class (2 x ½ hr. presentations).
Our prof is covering what he calls the ‘Philosopher Coaches’ (Wooden, Lombardi, Percy Cerutti, Hayes, Brutus Hamilton) and ‘Current Coaches’ (Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Bill Parcels and Anson Dorrance). We are free to choose any other coaches.
Do any of the forum members have suggestions for good books to read that deal with detailed philosophies of specific coaches? Any other suggestions that deal with the psychological aspects of coaching (motivation, goal setting, team building, etc) would also be appreciated.
Not a problem John. I have already been going through these sources (eg. CFTS Sport Psychology section offers a lot as does Speedtrap; Jim Wendler’s ‘Coaching Axioms’ article, etc.)
Just looking for different sources from different sports. It has been interesting looking at coaching from different perspectives. In addition to dealing with personal differences, I find that athletes that compete in different sports have very different temperments and may have to be handled slightly different.
Coaching philosophy is also highly dependent the coach’s personal values in life, as well as their own temperment. As I said, just trying to broaden the perspective.
Lore of Running by Tim Noakes; not only of his ideas, but because he discusses other coaches, athletes, etc and their approach to training; for endurance running, that is…
if you are looking for sports other than running, oops! :o