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 The Teaching Coach (EDMA 173)

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Course Overview

Technology Requirements:
For this course you will need access to:

  • Adobe Acrobat or similar pdf reader
  • Microsoft Word

Students will receive a link to download course documents in a confirmation email sent via our registration system after paying for the course. Please look for this email.

3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
You have up to one YEAR to complete the course!

The Teaching Coach course work is valuable for those who lead sports at any level. A series of professionally produced video presentations address the following areas:

  • Coach/Athlete Relationships
  • Team Cohesion
  • Motivation for Peak Performance
  • Goal Setting for Success
  • Anxiety in Sport Settings
  • Performing Under Stress
  • Success and Failure in Team Sport
  • Social Media
  • Presenting Staleness and Burnout

A special feature is the commentary about successful coaching provided by Dr. Tom Davis, one of the nations "winningest" basketball coaches. Dr. Davis is a career educator, now teaching his athletes at Drake University.

The videos in this course are provided in a streaming video format. The study guide and a separate downloadable document include links and access information.

**Please note that the student needs to purchase:
     Martens, Rainer Successful Coaching – 4th Edition (2012)  Champaign, Ill. Human Kinetics
This will allow us to keep tuition at its current rate.  



Dr. Tom Davis
Head Men's Basketball Coach, Drake University

Chad Buchanan
Asst. Men's Basketball Coach, Drake University

Melanie Buchanan
Head Volleyball Coach, Indianola High School

Steve Duncan
Athletic Director, West Des Moines Valley High School

Scott DeJong
Head Girl's Basketball Coach, Ankeny High School

Kelly Nordell
Head Coach, Des Moines Swim Federation

Aziz Haffar
Head Men's and Women’s Soccer Coach, Simpson College
Soccer Coach, West Des Moines Valley High School

Aaron Quinn
Sports Psychologist

Brad Rose
West Des Moines Community Schools Athletics & Activities Department Director

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