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"Firmly grounded in theory, this book provides a stellar analysis of the influential role of perceived self-efficacy in athletic development and functioning. It is uniquely broad in scope, offering a masterful overview of the foundation, research, and application of self-efficacy theory in the field of athletics. Because of the scope and depth of coverage, this book is an invaluable resource for theorists and practitioners alike seeking an understanding of how beliefs of personal and collective efficacy contribute to the quality of athletic life. But it is about more than sports. The insights it provides can also serve one well in other life pursuits. This is a truly outstanding book that has the makings of a classic in the field of athletics."
"The benefits of this book reach well beyond just sports. The techniques are easy to learn and represent tools you will use throughout your career..."
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Kelly Amonte Hiller has served as the head women's lacrosse coach at Northwestern University since 2001. During her time at Northwestern, Amonte Hiller has transformed a club level team into an NCAA Division 1 dynasty. In 2012, her team won the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships for the seventh time in eight seasons, with eight consecutive appearances in the NCAA title game in that time frame. Since the 2004 season, Amonte Hiller has amassed an overall record of 183-12 (.938) and is 32-2 in the NCAA tournament as a coach. Along the way, Northwestern has won eight American Lacrosse Conference titles, produced the nation's Tewaaraton Award winner in six different seasons and featured 37 IWLCA All-Americans. Amonte Hiller was named American Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. Before joining the coaching staff at Northwestern University, Amonte Hiller was an assistant coach at Brown, Umass, and Boston University.
Amonte Hiller played college lacrosse for the University of Maryland where she won two national championships as a player, was a four-time All-American standout, and won back to back IWLCA National Player of the Year honors. In October 2012, she will be inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame for her performance as a player at Maryland. She was also named the 1996 ACC Female Athlete of the Year. After her college career, Kelly played for the U.S. national team, where she was a member of the 1997 and 2001 World Cup championship teams.
Part ITeaching and Evaluating
Chapter 1Teaching Sport Skills
Chapter 2Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills
Part IITeaching Technical Skills
Chapter 3Offensive Technical Skills
Chapter 4Defensive Technical Skills
Part IIITeaching Tactical Skills
Chapter 5Offensive Tactical Skills
Chapter 6Defensive Tactical Skills
Part IVPlanning for Teaching
Chapter 7Season Plans
Chapter 8Practice Plans
Part VGame Coaching
Chapter 9Preparing for Games
Chapter 10During and After the Game