Athletic Coaching

Effective Coaching for All Athletes within Youth Recreational Sports

This book is written for youth sport coaches, the individuals who volunteer their time to teach young athletes the fundamentals of a given sport, as well as the skills needed to work as a team. In writing this book, we recognize that children who enroll in recreational sports have a variety of experiences and skills, and thus this book seeks to provide coaches with a foundational structure and methods to provide effective instruction for all athletes.

Effective Coaching for All Athletes within Youth Recreational Sports

This book is written for youth sport coaches, the individuals who volunteer their time to teach young athletes the fundamentals of a given sport, as well as the skills needed to work as a team. In writing this book, we recognize that children who enroll in recreational sports have a variety of experiences and skills, and thus this book seeks to provide coaches with a foundational structure and methods to provide effective instruction for all athletes.

Fundraising for Sport and Athletics

Most athletic organizations (youth, junior, high school, Olympic, and a large number of college programs) have insufficient finances to meet operational need, and personnel must learn to proactively address resource deficiencies. Fundraising for Sport and Athletics, 2nd edition expands upon the foundation of fundraising information and strategies offered in the first edition. This textbook includes the most recent fundraising models and focuses on more practical and comprehensive applications of fundraising administration.

Fundraising for Sport and Athletics

Most athletic organizations (youth, junior, high school, Olympic, and a large number of college programs) have insufficient finances to meet operational need, and personnel must learn to proactively address resource deficiencies. Fundraising for Sport and Athletics, 2nd edition expands upon the foundation of fundraising information and strategies offered in the first edition. This textbook includes the most recent fundraising models and focuses on more practical and comprehensive applications of fundraising administration.

Robbi Beyer

Robbi Beyer, Ph.D., is a full professor at California State University, Los Angeles.  She received her B.A. in physical education from Cal State Pomona while competing as a varsity athlete in multiple sports and receiving All-American honors in basketball.  Upon graduation, she worked within the public schools as an adapted physical educator and as a volleyball and basketball coach.

Tiffanye M. Vargas

Tiffanye M. Vargas, Ph.D., CC-AASP,  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Long Beach.  A native Texan, she received her B.A. in Plan II and Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin before earning her M.A. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from Michigan State University. Listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry, she has worked with aspiring Olympians and Paralympians, collegiate, and club coaches and athletes on mental skills training.

Margaret M. Flores

Margaret M. Flores was a special education teacher in the public schools before earning her doctorate in Education of Students with Exceptionalities from Georgia State University in 2004. Her first position in higher education was at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2004-2008. During this time, she met her co-authors and expanded her research interests in academic interventions accessible instruction for students with disabilities to include recreational sports.

Tanya Forneris

Dr. Tanya Forneris is currently an undergraduate coordinator in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC, Canada. She obtained her Masters in sport psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and her PhD in counseling psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tanya's expertise is in positive youth development and community programming.

Steven J. Danish

Steven J. Danish is president of Life Skills Associates and emeritus professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He served as chair of the department of psychology and founder and director of the Life Skills Center. Previously, he held academic positions at Penn State University and Southern Illinois University following the receipt of his doctorate in counseling psychology from Michigan State University.  Dr.

Tanya Forneris

Dr. Tanya Forneris is currently an associate professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, ON Canada. She obtained her Masters in sport psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and her PhD in counseling psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tanya's expertise is in positive youth development and community programming. More specifically, the development, implementation, and evaluation of life skills based sport and physical activity programs to enhance youth development.

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