The Psychology of Coaching Teams

SED PE 529

This course aims to give students a better understanding of the complex web of psychological factors that coaches contend with when trying to create a successful team. Central topics include leadership, group cohesion, collective-efficacy, systems theory, group psychodynamics and team dynamics. Students study different theories that might explain group and team behavior. As part of their learning students are required to participate in a group project to experience a team dynamic firsthand. The course also focuses on understanding how great coaches accomplish their success. An important aspect of the course is for students to consider the ethical and moral dimensions of coaching in different contexts. In this discussion we examine the central topics of sportsmanship and character development. 4cr, either sem.

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 R 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

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