Lamar State College - Port Arthur

House Bill 2504

Spring 2018 Course Syllabus

KINE-1321-71 - Coaching-Sports-Athletics I

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Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2018
InstructorKish, Charles Ralph
Phone(409) 984-6292
Health, Fitness, and Sport
Chair:Scott Street
Phone:(409) 984-6292
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Course Information
Course Number12160
Course Description Study of the history, theories, philosophies, rules, and terminology of competitive sports. Includes coaching techniques.
Course Prerequisites None.
Recommended KINE 1321.
Required Textbooks Martens, Rainer. 2012. Successful Coaching. 4th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Textbook ISBN-13:978-1-4504-0051-0 or ISBN-10:1-4504-0051-5 (available at LSC-PA Bookstore). EBook: (available for purchase and download at
The text is required for success in this course, plus students will be required to complete various assignments that require research on current topics and regular access to the internet.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. This is an online class, so it is a requirement to regularly check student e-mail and the Blackboard system. Students are required to be present in the online class and must login and stay current on all assignments. Students must notify the course instructor of any long-term absences and make arrangements with the instructor to complete all course assignments in a timely fashion. Any student that is not present in the online class for the time frame of one week, or students that are two weeks delinquent in assignments may be dropped from the course for non-attendance.
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade A point value will be given to each assignment throughout the semester. A student’s final grade will be determined by using their total points earned divided by the total points possible, and the percentage will be used with a standard grading scale.
Final Exam Date May 4, 2018 - 9:00 AM   Through  May 8, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Major Assignments Assignments: Students are responsible for completing and turning in all assignments at the designated time (must be submitted through Blackboard). Late assignments will receive a percentage deduction. Students missing assignments because of their participation in a university-sponsored event or any other absence must notify the instructor prior to the absence and plan to complete all assignments prior to the absence. All late assignments will receive a 20% penalty, if not completed within one week a 50% penalty, and assignments will NOT be accepted after the completion of a unit.

Discussion Boards: Students will have a regular opportunity to earn points through the discussion board format. Discussions must be on topic, use material from the reading to formulate the main idea, and be written in the format of a 2-3 paragraph college-level essay. Discussions require a substantial response (state opinion and defend it from course material) to at least 2 classmates to be considered complete. Deadlines for initial posts and responses are critical, firm, and must be met for credit. Late Discussion Assignments will receive a 50% penalty, and all discussions must be completed within one week or will be assigned a grade of a zero.

Exams: There are 4 unit exams to be taken in this class over this semester. Each exam will have a point value and will be used in the calculation of the final grade. The dates for each exam will be posted on Blackboard and take place at the end of each unit. Exams are timed, and must be taken during the testing window. Exams are individual assessments that will be completed online through Blackboard and are subject to the LSC-PA Academic Honesty policy.
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates At the conclusion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

1.    Understand the value of and be able to develop a coaching philosophy
2.    Understand the three major objectives of coaching and factors that are involved in selecting a coaching style
3.    Be familiar with principles for coaching with character, for developing good character and sportsmanship in athletes.
4.    Understand psychological principles and applications for effectively communicating with and listening to athletes, for optimally motivating athletes, and for managing behavior problems in a positive and effective manner
5.    Recognize and be able to apply information and methods in using the games approach for teaching technical and tactical skills
6.    Be qualified to develop instructional plans for team practices and plans for an entire sport season
7.    Understand the principles and issues related to planning, organizing, staffing, and directing functions that are commonly considered a coach’s responsibilities
8.    Have the ability to apply methods for effective team management, for managing interpersonal relationships in coaching, and for protecting athletes from risk and coaches from liability problems
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others.
Course Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history, theories, philosophies, rules, and terminology of competitive sports and coaching (PSLO 1,2, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions, and pre-test/post-test.
2. Analyze the practice of leadership activities used by coaches and educators. (PSLO 1, 2, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions.
3. Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply a variety of essential components that promote effective leadership in coaching and athletics. (PSLO 1,2,3, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    Basic Technology Skills Needed: This course requires students to effectively use technology, such as: BlackBoard, MyLamarPA, e-mail, and various computer applications. Students will need to access the website, print assignments, and electronically submit information on a regular basis. Students should be proficient in navigating the internet, locating information through search engines, using various software (word processing, media players, etc.), and using a variety of hardware components (flash drive, printer, scanner, webcam, etc.) prior to enrolling in this course. All electronic communication will be done through the LamarPA e-mail system, so students should regularly check their account for important course information. The Gates Library is open to all students with a current ID.

    Technology Requirements: 1. Access to a PC with the latest version of Windows, an updated browser, and updated computer hardware. 2. High Speed Internet Connection (wired or broadband access is suggested). 3. Students cannot complete the course using only a mobile device or application, due to the limitations these devices have in completing tests and assessments.
Additional Information Make-up Assignments: Students must contact the instructor to request a make-up assignment prior to the deadline. This will only be accepted in rare circumstances and only partial credit will be given.

Academic Honesty: Academic dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated by the instructor or college. Plagiarism is not acceptable; students must do original work and are required to document sources for all assignments. Please consult with the Student Handbook for additional information and consequences.

Online Participation: There will be a regular discussion board requirement for this course. Students will be required to participate in discussions and online activities. Students should adhere to course guidelines and adhere to the Discussion Board Do’s and Don’ts as well as the Netiquette handouts.

Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur


Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity


Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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