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Play Like a Champion

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Human Kinetics Coach Education is pleased to offer our coaching resources to Play Like a Champion coaches. Many of the resources available through this portal page - including articles, excerpts, and webinar recordings - are available free of charge. We encourage you to download and share them with coaches and administrators in your sport programs. 

Coach Doc Connection articles by Dr. Wade Gilbert

  • Developing Good Teammates
  • Teaching Athletes About Winning It All
  • Become a More Resilient Coach
  • Busting a Culture of Athlete Entitlement
  • Keys to Creating a Winning Environment
  • Coaching in Emotional Control
  • Social Media Guidelines for Athletes
  • Establishing Athlete Behavior Standards
  • Championship Coaching Starts with Relationship Building
  • Coaching for Sustainable Excellence
  • Finding and Building Coachable Athletes
  • Defining Success and Handling Failure
  • Coaching in the Background

Webinar recordings 

  • Coaching Your Best in Competitions
  • Coaching Athletes to Perform at Their Mental Peak
  • Cultivating Mutual Trust and Cohesion on Teams
  • Putting Athletes' Interests First for More Powerful Coaching
  • Demonstrating Core Values and Clear Purpose in Coaching

Book excerpts

  • Respect for the game fosters sportsmanship
    From Sport and Character: Reclaiming the Spirit of Sportsmanship, by Craig Clifford and Randolph Feezell
  • Authority and responsibility come with being a coach
    From Sport and Character: Reclaiming the Spirit of Sportsmanship, by Craig Clifford and Randolph Feezell
  • Why respect teammates and team?
    From Sport and Character: Reclaiming the Spirit of Sportsmanship, by Craig Clifford and Randolph Feezell
  • Respect Between Players and Coach
    From Sport and Character: Reclaiming the Spirit of Sportsmanship, by Craig Clifford and Randolph Feezell
  • Bullying and Hazing
    From Successful Coaching, by Rainer Martens  

 Books

  • Coaching Better Every Season, by Wade Gilbert
  • Successful Coaching, by Rainer Martens
  • Sport First Aid, by Melinda Flegel
  • Sport and Character: Reclaiming the Spirit of Sportsmanship, by Craig Clifford and Randolph Feezell 
  • Long-Term Athlete Development, by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, and Colin Higgs 
  • Sport Psychology for Coaches, by Damon Burton and Thomas Raedeke

Courses

  • Coaching Principles
  • Coaching Orientation
  • Sport First Aid 
  • Complete catalog of coaching courses

Online courses required or recommended by Play Like a Champion