Organizational Aspects of Coaching Sports SLP

Your Module 3 SLP Assignment: Organizing a Successful Sport Program

For the sport coach, organizing and communicating with your staff and athletes is as important as learning about the sport itself, and coaching the members of the team.

For your Module 3 SLP assignment, please write a paper that discusses some important points for a head coach to consider when organizing a staff, team, and program. Points to discuss should include, but not be limited to the following:

  • practice/workout organization (pre-season, in-season, post-season)
  • policy development
  • communication style

SLP Assignment Expectations

To receive maximum credit, you must demonstrate understanding of context and purpose of the assignment by bringing all required elements (described above) to the discussion, and meeting additional expectations (described below).

The expected length of your assignment is approximately 2½–3 pages.

Include at least three in-text references, preferably including one which is other than those provided in the assigned readings.

As Master’s-level students, it is expected that you develop strong skills for reviewing literature. (Students must conduct additional review of the literature as necessary.)

Your reference list and overall paper must be formatted properly in APA format and style.

Hint: To ensure a well-organized paper, begin your discussion with an introduction (including purpose statement), and then list the three or four main ideas that you will address. Be sure to include a section for each main idea, and use appropriate headings for each section. Also, include a conclusion.
Please be sure to include ALL assignment tasks.

Note: If any Web link is not working, please report it to the professor immediately.

Required Reading

Iancu, D., Dobre, R., & Piturlea, M. (2012). Managerial leadership from the perspective of environment organizational sports. Proceedings of the Scientific Conference AFASES. 117–121.

Inoue, Y., Plehn-Dujowich, J. M., Kent, A., & Swanson, S. (2013). Roles of performance and human capital in college football coaches’ compensation. Journal of Sport Management, 27(1), 73–83.

Kellett, P. (1999).* Organizational leadership: Lessons from professional coaches. Sport Management Review, 2(2), 150–171.

Mahony, D. F., Riemer, H. A., Breeding, J. L., & Hums, M. A. (2006). Organizational justice in sport organizations: Perceptions of college athletes and other college students. Journal of Sport Management, 20(2), 159–188.

Sarı, I., Soyer, F. & Yiğiter, K. (2012). The relationship among sports coaches’ perceived leadership behaviours, athletes’ communication skills and satisfaction of the basic psychological needs: A study on athletes. International Journal of Academic Research, 4(1), 112–119.

*This reference is dated, however, worthy of perusal.

Websites (Required)

Catina, P. (2006). Cross-Cultural Analysis of Positive Illusions and Sport Performance Levels of Basketball Players. Retrieved October 2014 from…

SportsCoachUKTV. (2011, March 31). Planning and Organizing [Video File].

VolleyShop. 2011, March 13). Practice Planning Organization and Demonstration [Video File].