Dennis Janzen

ATH 907 – Coaching: Drugs in Sport

This course is designed to encourage the coach to think about the issues and facts that surround the usages of performance-enhancing supplements typically encountered by the coach in our athletically competitive world. The National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC) as part of the NASPE national standards calls for coaches to be knowledgeable in the area of performance-enhancing substances. Course activities include coaches interviews, readings, personal reflection, observations, and guided evaluation through practical experiences with current student-athletes or coaches.

ATH 908 – Coaching: The Female Athlete

This course is designed to encourage the coach to examine gender differences and stereotypes that are typically encountered by coaches as they coach female athletes in our competitive world. The activities of this course are designed to better acquaint and refine the coach’s understandings of the current athletic environment relative to the female athletes. Activities such as coach’s interviews, readings, a focused web search, observations, and guided evaluation through practical experiences with current coaches and/or female student-athletes are part of the course.

ATH 913 – Plyometric Training for Sport

Plyometrics refers to exercise that enables a muscle to reach maximal strength in as short a time as possible. Such exercises usually involve some form of jumping, but other modes of exercise exist. This course is designed to teach the high school coach or teacher how plyometric training works, why they are used, and how to integrate them into a complete training program.

ATH 930 – Applied Sport Psychology for Coaches

How can we better teach and develop mental toughness in our athletes? What really allows people to overcome their fear of failure? How can a coach create an environment in which the drive to succeed is greater than the fear of failure? This course presents several varied applied activities that can inspire and motivate coaches and their students or athletes toward achievement levels that they may not have felt possible.

ATH 940 – Coaching Volleyball

This online course covers the tactical and technical skills necessary for the successful teaching and coaching of competitive volleyball. You will learn to effectively design practice, in-season, off-season plans, and game plans in ways to optimize learning. The course is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.

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