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How do you balance coaching responsibilities with school duties?

Feb 8, 2014 10:11pm

It can be difficult to balance time spent on important work and time spent on necessary work.

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    • Feb 9, 2014 3:50pm

      Proper time management kills will help you achieve your own personal goals and objectives in your professional career. If you are also a coach in a sport, where students may be able to receive scholarships based on performance in which you are a vital asset, it is necessary to schedule time for classroom work, and time for extra-curricular work. Each one reinforces the other with solid leadership, engagement, interest, and of course, fun.

      Determine how many hours you need for each during the day, week, month, and year, and get yourself a good planner to help plan your days effectively by blocking your schedule so that you can get the most out of your day. Plan for lesson planning, homework grading, and student consultations along with coaching, practice time, time that you will be at "away" games, and extra practice for weaker players, just like you would do for weaker students.

      ericpollock@yahoo.com

      • Jun 20, 2014 7:06pm

        I am currently enrolled in a Mater's of Arts in Teaching program and have battled with this question a lot. My goal is to be a basketball coach and a history teacher, but to not neglect any responsibilities with either one. So many times I have had or seen coaches who could care less about the subject they are teaching and give an almost automatic "A." I do not want this to be me at all. What I am going to implement are strategies in which I will be able to manage both with effective time and planning. During basketball season I might have to plan ahead a little more knowing I will not have the same amount of time to spend creating a lesson plan with my best ability. However, in the "off-season" there will be more time to spend on my lesson for the week and will be able to have a little more time preparing. My goal is to never be a coach who teachers, but rather a teacher AND a coach who does not designate a "1" or "2".