roles and responsibilities of the sport coach slp

Your Module 2 SLP Assignment: Analyzing the Roles of the Head Coach

Serving as a head coach of any sport team involves much more than just coaching. Numerous hats are worn and some might argue that the higher the level of sport a head coach participates in, the less coaching he/she actually does.

Your assignment for the Module 2 SLP is to write a paper that discusses the following two items:

  • the roles of a head coach (sharing what you believe are the most important roles)
  • the impact of each of these identified roles on being a successful coach

Please be sure to provide scholarly support from the literature for your opinions and conclusions.

To receive maximum credit, you must demonstrate understanding of context and purpose of the assignment by bringing all required elements (described above) to the discussion, and meeting additional expectations (described below).

The expected length of your SLP module assignment is approximately 3–4 pages.

Include at least three references, preferably including one which is other than those provided in the assigned readings.

As Master’s-level students, it is expected that you develop strong skills for reviewing literature. (Students must conduct additional review of the literature as necessary.)

Your reference list and overall paper must be formatted properly in APA format and style.

Hint: To ensure a well-organized paper, begin your discussion with an introduction (including purpose statement), and then list the three or four main ideas that you will address. Be sure to include a section for each main idea, and use appropriate headings for each section. Also, include a conclusion.

Please be sure to include ALL assignment tasks.

Note: If any Web link is not working, please report it to the professor immediately.

Required Reading

Crum, G. (2008). Defensive line techniques and drills from the 43 Defense Part I. Coach & Athletic Director, 77(6), 18–22.

Fletcher, L. L. (2008). Volunteer youth sport coaches: A study of motivation, satisfaction and efficacy. Northcentral University, UMI Publishing.

Marino, G. (2004). Your player’s keeper. Chronical of Higher Education, 50(30).

Szabo, A. (2012). What is the meaning of sport coaching? Sport Scientific & Practical Aspects, 9 (2), 39–45.

Rappaport, R. (1997). To build a winning team: An interview with head coach Bill Walsh. Harvard Business Review, 71(1), 111–120. Retrieved October 2014 from…

Institute for Career Research. (2006). Career As a Sports Coach : High School, College, Pro Leagues Are Expanding in Popularity with Increasing Demand for New Leaders Who Can Produce Winners. Chicago: Institute for Career Research.

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