Rainer Martens, PhD, has coached at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels and has studied sport as a. .He has been playing slowpitch softball for 45 years and currently plays for and coaches the most successful senior slowpitch team in the United States, the Florida Legends.
The founder and president of Human Kinetics, he also started the American Sport Education Program, the largest coaching education program in the United States. An internationally recognized sport psychologist, Martens is the author of more than 80 scholarly articles and 17 books. In 2009, he was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame.
I have read several books on coaching, and this is by far, the most comprehensive. A great book on coaching. I needed to read twice to determine which philosophies I wanted to adopt and pertained to individual coaching
I have read several books on coaching, and this is by far, the most comprehensive. It is easy to read and quite informative. 3 people found this helpful. I needed to read twice to determine which philosophies I wanted to adopt and pertained to individual coaching. I would recommend to anyone in coaching at any level.
In Successful Coaching, Rainer Martens provides all coaches-whether they coach youth sports or world-class athletes-with an enlightening resource that will enable them to make a positive difference in the lives of their athletes. Peter Davis Coaching Education Director, USOC. Coaches demand that athletes put forth their best effort on the practice field and on game day. With Successful Coaching, Rainer Martens challenges coaches to put forth an equal, if not greater effort in developing the skills necessary to be an effective leader, motivator, communicator, and teacher.
Working through the text, coaches will define their philosophy, identify their objectives, and determine their coaching style. As America's best-selling coaching text, Successful Coaching has helped over a million coaches develop their coaching philosophies; improve their communication, teaching, and management skills; and understand their responsibilities as a coach.
Successful Coaching book. Working through the text, coaches will define their philosophy, identify their objectives, and determine their coaching style.
A million coaches can't be wrong
A million coaches can't be wrong. As one of the world's best-selling coaching books, "Successful Coaching" has helped over a million coaches develop their coaching philosophies, hone their communication, teaching and management skills and better understand their responsibilities.
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Now revised, this comprehensive coaching text provides updated information for coaches of all sports at the secondary school and club level and above. More than 130,000 readers have already turned to this resource to learn the basic principles of coaching.