Pathway to Excellence: A Christian Approach to Coaching

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AuthorHouse, Mar 25, 2011 - Education - 208 pages
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The purpose of this book is to provide athletic coaches with simple methods to enhance their coaching technique. Coaching is teaching. Therefore, coaches must look at their teaching effectiveness in order to become better coaches. In addition, the athletic arena provides a wonderful opportunity for a Christian witness. Often, coaches find it difficult to form a marriage between their coaching and a Christian lifestyle. This book intends to meld the two together, providing clear, effective teacher education and biblical advice to Christian coaches. The book also provides selected scriptures from Gods Word. Can a Christian coach really make a difference? How can one Christian coach save the world of sport? Well, first there is more than one Christian coach out there. Second, if there was only one Christian coach willing to go to battle with Christ, they would fight and win. One coach plus Jesus equals a majority. Recall that it appeared as though David didnt stand a chance when he went to fight Goliath. David was not alone. David knew that God would be with him. Was he afraid? Maybe, but his faith in God was greater than his fear! Hopefully, this book motivates coaches to allow their faith in Christ to shine through their coaching style and behavior.

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Dennis Docheff has been an educator since entering the teaching profession in 1978. His experience includes teaching and coaching at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university level. Dennis has also filled the role of elementary principal, assistant principal, athletic director, and high school counselor. Docheff is currently a Professor at the University of Central Missouri. His areas of expertise include teaching and coaching effectiveness, curriculum, and administration. Highlights in Dennis’ professional career include serving three years as a civilian instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, serving as President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and serving as President of the Central District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Docheff has well over 100 publications and has given over 200 professional presentations in physical education and sport. Dennis is happily married to Keri and they have three children; Dodge, Payton, and Emily. He considers his family as his greatest earthly treasure.

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