Coaching & Teaching Our Athletes

Brubaker, Ken
October 2007
Coach & Athletic Director;Oct2007, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p30
The article examines the different stages of the coach-athlete relationship during school sports as athletes progress from elementary school through college. The coach's primary responsibility to child athletes is to teach enjoyment of the sport and its social elements such as sportsmanship. Middle and high school coaching involves both teaching skills and managing the parents' relationship with the program. College coaching requires giving athletes more responsibility.


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