June 03, 2010
Article: #3- (Volume 81, Iss. 9)
Author(s): Lynn E. Couturier
Title: “Why Did You Cut Me?” Preparing Coaching Education Students for the Team Selection Source: Journal of physical Education Recreation & Dance Month: Nov/Dec 2009Pages: 39, 40, 41, 42
Main Idea: The purpose in this article is to provide coaching educators with a means of preparing their prospective coaches for the player selection process. Supporting Details:
1. Team selection is a crucial task for high school coaches and one that should receive close attention in coaching education programs. 2. The national standards for sport coaches (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2006) recognize the importance of team selection in a benchmark for Standard 39, which specifies that the coach should establish objective and relevant criteria for the selection/assignment of athletes in contest and/or on teams. 3. Coaching educators must prepare their students for this important aspect of coaching. 4. One reason the selection process is so sensitive is that many youth sport athletes have never been through a team selection process. 5. Coaches should plan a selection process that is based on objective criteria and is as transparent as possible. 6. Coaches must plan in advance how to communicate their decisions sensitively to athletes in order to minimize feelings of embarrassment or humiliation. 7.
Reaction: I feel that cuts are important in the selection of players for your roster. The issue that arises is that some coaches just don’t know what to look for in a player. Many coaches set out in search to the rare freak of nature athlete. Upon searching they come to realize that these diamond in the rough athletes not born, they are made. Establishing a criteria for player selection would benefit the coaching portion, but for the parent and...