Any topic (writer’s choice)

Assignment Overview

Examine successful coaching strategies with an emphasis on positive coaching.
Explore specific methods to provide athletes with positive encouragement.

Read the following journal articles:

Docheff, D.M. & Gerdes, D. (2015) The HEART of Coaching, Strategies, 28:2, 28-32, DOI: 10.1080/08924562.2014.1001105

Access the Podcast from the link below:

OSullivan, J. (Producer). (July 31, 2017). WOC #20 Jim Thompson: How Connection Precedes Commitment in Leadership [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from


Write a 3-page paper with the following components:

1. Introduction

2. Based on the readings and podcast, define positive coaching and identify several specific elements of the movement.
    a. Describe how you will use positive coaching techniques when working with athletes.
    b. Give a specific example of an area where you can improve by using positive coaching
    c. How will you influence other coaches to adopt a positive coaching mindset?

3. Conclusion

Assignment Expectations

This paper should be at least 3 pages, not counting the title page and reference page.

A clear introduction that orients a reader to the essay main content and the main points discussed should be provided.

A well-developed, well-balanced essay body that develops each point in its own paragraph should be included.

A concise conclusion that summarizes the whole essay should also be included.

Include at least three references. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it must be enclosed in quotes.

The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section. Follow the APA Style format;