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Coaching Theory & Practice

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2011
Days & Times
Sandra Shawver (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Successful Coachin
Author: Rainer Martens ASEP Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL
Course Objectives
  1. Students will acquire, synthesize, evaluate and use information gathered to make sound administrative decisions and develop a personal philosophy on coaching athletes.
  2. Students will gain foundational knowledge of effective administration, behavior management and coaching skills and techniques.
  3. Students will gain knowledge and experience in budgeting, evaluating, planning and risk management specific to sports teams.
  4. Students will gain knowledge about the professional opportunities available through sport and leisure services.
Course Expectations

1.      Students must develop their personal coaching philosophy.

2.      Students must submit completed coursework that provides evidence of their ability to undertake and complete common administrative and coaching tasks required of an athletic sport coach.

3.      Student will be able to develop a practice schedule, equipment budget performance assessment and safety plan to be used within their chosen sport.

4.      Students will perform interviews with professionals in the field of sport and leisure services to gain information on career options and opportunities after graduation.

Grading Standards

1.       ASEP MSU Portal or WebCT

Part I; Part II; Part III,

Part IV; Part V                                 


25.00 per







      2. Coaching Interview




      3. Coaching Philosophy




     4.  Discussion Posts

           Replies to other posts





     5. Sport Practice Plan




1.       Sport Performance Assessment (Try-out assessment)








      7.  Equipment Budget           







     8.  Facilities Checklist








     9.  Final

         (If a student does not make 80% on the final their final course grade WILL DROP 1 FULL LETTER GRADE. Student can retake the Final twice before the final scheduled day of class to earn an 80%)







Grading Procedures



380 - 400


340 - 379


300 – 339


260 – 299


    0 - 259




Submission Format Policy

All work will be done on Blackboard and turned in electronically.  All assignments, unless otherwise noted must be typed in 11or 12 point font.  All WebCT assignments must be turned in by the time designated on the day they are due unless otherwise stated.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements Not Applicable
Other Policies

“By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.” from Student Handbook

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at