Overview

Times have changed in the coaching profession. In today's world of sport, players must deal with complex issues. Athletes are now more apt to fight for what they deserve than they were in the Vince Lombardi or John Wooden eras. That makes your role as the coach tougher than ever. Not only must you teach athletes the skills, strategies, and discipline to help them succeed; you also are expected to guide, encourage, respect, and inspire athletes....
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Creative Coaching

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Overview

Times have changed in the coaching profession. In today's world of sport, players must deal with complex issues. Athletes are now more apt to fight for what they deserve than they were in the Vince Lombardi or John Wooden eras. That makes your role as the coach tougher than ever. Not only must you teach athletes the skills, strategies, and discipline to help them succeed; you also are expected to guide, encourage, respect, and inspire athletes.

Creative Coaching is a strategic handbook for addressing the challenges of coaching modern athletes and maximizing their sport performance. Written by one of this country's top coaching consultants, the book presents innovative approaches with proven payoffs.
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What People Are Saying

Quin Snyder
Dr. Lynch is one of the best authorities on the psyche of the athlete. His innovative approach to the relationship between coach and player is profound, perceptive, and unparalleled in the world of athletics.
Head basketball coach University of Missouri
Paul Wardlaw
Jerry Lynch offers a master plan for effective coaching. His depth of content, anecdotal style and timeless wisdom gathered from working with top coaches makes for an entertaining, thought provoking, and productive read.
Head women's tennis coach, Author of Pressure Tennis University of Iowa
Alan Kirkup
Jerry's initiatives have been a major part of my programs at Maryland and Arkansas. He has unique insight into the enhancement of athletic performance through the athlete's personal growth. We feel our players have developed exponentially both on and off the soccer field in the last two years.
Head soccer coach University of Arkansas
From the Publisher

“Creative Coaching will take you to the next level of coaching. You will be able to demonstrate your compassion for teaching. Your athletes will perform at a level that they thought was beyond their limits. Jerry Lynch's work is a valuable asset to all coaches who are looking to enlighten their athletes and open up the possibility of greatness. Your athletes will perform like the true champions they are.”

Cindy Timchal
Head lacrosse coach
University of Maryland

“Dr. Lynch is one of the best authorities on the psyche of the athlete. His innovative approach to the relationship between coach and player is profound, perceptive, and unparalleled in the world of athletics.”

Quin Snyder
Head basketball coach
University of Missouri

“Jerry's initiatives have been a major part of my programs at Maryland and Arkansas. He has unique insight into the enhancement of athletic performance through the athlete's personal growth. We feel our players have developed exponentially both on and off the soccer field in the last two years.”

Alan Kirkup
Head soccer coach
University of Arkansas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450450775
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/20/2001
  • Series: 1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 1,012 KB

Meet the Author

Jerry Lynch, PhD, is director of the TaoSports Center for Human Potential in Santa Cruz, California. A sport psychologist for more than 20 years, he has worked with Olympic, national, collegiate, and professional coaches and athletes. He was a U.S. regional and national champion distance runner.

Lynch has published seven books, including Running Within (Human Kinetics, 1999) and the perennial bestsellers Working Out, Working Within; and Thinking Body, Dancing Mind: TaoSports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business and Life, which is available in five languages. These books have been used by the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Oilers, and numerous NCAA championship teams as well as by athletic programs worldwide.

Lynch has written feature articles in numerous journals and national magazines and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, New York Times, Washington Post, and Oprah magazine. He is also a contributor to the Medical & Training Advice column in Runner's World, a columnist for VeloNews, and a contributing editor and writer with Asimba.com. He regularly conducts coaching clinics throughout the United States. Lynch resides in Santa Cruz, California, and can be reached at the TaoSports Center by calling 831-466-3031 or e-mailing Taosports@aol.com. Visit his web site: Way of Champions.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Developing Qualities for Successful Leadership
Chapter 1. Cultivating Character
Chapter 2. Communicating Effectively
Chapter 3. Providing an Atmosphere of Service
Chapter 4. Forging Cohesiveness
Part II: Leading With a Purpose
Chapter 5. Providing Guidance
Chapter 6. Developing Discipline
Chapter 7. Instilling Inner Strength
Part III: Unleashing Prepared Athletes
Chapter 8. Planning Your Strategy
Chapter 9. Focusing on Performance
Chapter 10.Success From Loss
Chapter 11.Ways of Winning
Chapter 12.Sharpening Mental Tactics
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