Planning To Win: The Unseen Side of Coaching and Building a Successful Sports Program

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Say the word coaching and most people think about the so-called Xs and Os and think that is what coaching is all about. Other individuals will add teaching fundamental skills to the list.

Not many individuals will look beyond that short list of skills and knowledge needed by coaches to be successful. Planning to Win: The Unseen Side of Coaching and Building a Successful Sports Program looks at the core of what it takes to build a winning sports...

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Planning to Win: The Unseen Side of Coaching and Building a Successful Sports Program

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Overview

Say the word coaching and most people think about the so-called Xs and Os and think that is what coaching is all about. Other individuals will add teaching fundamental skills to the list.

Not many individuals will look beyond that short list of skills and knowledge needed by coaches to be successful. Planning to Win: The Unseen Side of Coaching and Building a Successful Sports Program looks at the core of what it takes to build a winning sports program, a program that fields successful teams every sports season.

Just a few of the topics covered in Planning to Win include:

--Do you have a plan to win?

--Essential keys to building a winning program

--Building a culture of success

--Developing player confidence

--Relational coaching

--Scheduling for success

--Proactive relations with player parents

--Developing an overriding purpose for the program

These topics and more are covered in this Planning to Win, the second book in the Teach to Win Series: Skill Building for Coaches.

The author has won nearly 500 varsity wins as a basketball coach and in the process has started a varsity program from scratch, rebuilt others and coached both boys and girls. The principles and concepts described in Planning to Win were essential to his success in building programs that could withstand the passage of time and yet continue to be successful every season.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491048603
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/24/2013
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

A 29 year veteran of the coaching profession, with twenty-two of those years spent as a varsity head coach, Coach Kevin Sivils amassed 479 wins and his TEAMs earned berths in the state play-offs 19 out of 22 seasons with his TEAMs advancing to the state semi-finals three times. An eight time Coach of the Year Award winner, Coach Sivils has traveled as far as the Central African Republic to conduct coaching clinics. Coach Sivils first coaching stint was as an assistant coach for his college alma mater, Greenville College, located in Greenville, Illinois.

Coach Sivils holds a BA with a major in physical education and a minor in social studies from Greenville College and a MS in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from Louisiana State University. He also holds a Sport Management certification from the United States Sports Academy.

In addition to being a basketball coach, Coach
Sivils is a classroom instructor and has taught U.S. Government, U.S. History, the History of WW II, and Physical Education and has won awards for excellence in teaching and Teacher of the Year. He has served as an Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director and has also been involved in numerous professional athletic organizations.

Sivils is married to the former Lisa Green of Jackson, Michigan, and the happy couple are the proud parents of three children, Danny, Katie, and Emily. Rounding out the Sivils family are three dogs, Angel, Berkeley, and Sammy. A native of Louisiana, Coach Sivils currently resides in the Great State of Texas.

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