Building a Successful High School Sports Program (Paperback)
Whatever sport you coach, building a successful sports program can be an enormous, sometimes daunting, task filled with many responsibilities and demands. Questions and decisions wait around every corner, often pulling a coach away from long-term considerations. How can you build a program when daily challenges require your attention?
In reality, those daily challenges form some of the building blocks and foundations to any program. As a coach, you have the opportunity every day to showcase your critical thinking, creativity, player-management skills, philosophy, integrity, and character with every decision you make.
In "Building a Successful High School Sports Program", former High School Soccer Coach DeAngelo Wiser addresses the fundamentals of building a successful High School program. He covers numerous topic areas including how to choose team players, bringing them together, managing expectations, how to define success, working with administrators and colleagues, tracking progress, dealing with personal adversity, and much more.
The book also includes contributions from a dozen highly successful High School coaches and Athletic Directors who offer decades of real-world wisdom and high-value advice. The book's foreword is by one of the world's leading and most recognizable Sport Psychologists - Bill Beswick.
Whether you coach football, tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, swimming, track & field, or any other High School sport, by the end of the book, you will learn:
- how to build a winning program
- how to properly integrate philosophies and principles into your work
- how to keep track of success and document the essentials
- how to sell your program and create outside buy-in
- how to create a cohesive team and sporting environment
- how to create a team underpinned with character and integrity
- how to manage players and yourself when times get tough
Building a successful program takes patience and determination, but is a journey you'll never forget.
Contributors: Bill Beswick, Molly Grishman, Dave Barney, Jody Hamilton, Jean Kesterson, Aaron Ocampo, Mike Bowlin, Karen Vanover, Cy Tucker, Bob Koski, Daniel Sandlin, and Kevin Wright.