KINS 4004 Principles and Practices of Coaching and Officiating
3 hours; 3 credits
Provides an overview of the professions of athletic coaching and officiating; Addresses the numerous roles coaches and officials play in the educational environment, ethical behavior of participants, safety, teaching, successful organization and administration of competition, and evaluation of performances. Students develop an educationally sound philosophy of coaching. Emphasis on learning and understanding the principles and guidelines of good coaching; Topics such as organizational patterns, objectives of sport programs, controls, game management, records, conduct of tournaments, officials, awards, and means of promoting the programs are considered. Study is made of competitive as well as informal recreation programs on all educational levels. Students are introduced to the art and professional requirements of officiating intramural and athletic contests. Course examines the basic elements of sports officiating including interpretations of rules and regulations and provides students with opportunities to fulfill the role of officials in a variety of sports.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3000, 3030, 3040.
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