Athlete-Centered Philosophy

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thought that a coach is to stand up for what he or she believes to be true and right. Developing an athlete-centered approach to coaching, will allow coaches to make ethical and moral decisions for the well-being of their athletes, and create opportunities for success at all levels of an organization.
Athlete-Centered Philosophy Developing a coach’s philosophy that puts the needs of the athlete first, provides a foundation for success for that coach and for the athlete. Diefenbach and Lauer (2009) suggested that coaches should develop a coaching philosophy that embraces goals commonly related to youth sport, which include the personal and social values associated with, and the life skills that can be learned from, participation: character,

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