Strategic Player Development – SMGT 622

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 05/14/2021

Course Description

This course examines issues related to the holistic development of athletes. Topics to be examined include player safety, personal development, mental preparation, academic performance, team cohesion, and off-the-field conduct.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course examines issues related to the holistic development of athletes. Topics to be examined include player safety, personal development, mental preparation, academic performance, team cohesion, and off-the-field conduct.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Construct a culture that promotes team cohesion and accountability.
  2. Implement appropriate athlete motivation strategies.
  3. Create a framework for multi-dimensional player development.
  4. Define the holistic role of the athlete from a biblical worldview.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

The student will write a 3-page reflection paper in current APA format in response to the self-assessment exercises in the Elmore, Habitudes texts. Each paper must discussion about the holistic role of the athlete from a biblical worldview.

The student will develop a Student-Athlete Experience statement patterned after the one used by OU Athletics. The statement must include the following elements: mission statement, core values with definitions, philosophy, and operating principles. In addition, the student must provide a detailed plan and a timeline for the introduction, reinforcement, and implementation of the statement. The submission must be 4–5 pages in current APA format.

The student will write a 4-page reflection paper in current APA format in response to mentoring-topics. The paper must include at least 1 reference in addition to the Lifegiving Mentors text, and must include discussion about the holistic role of the athlete from a biblical worldview.