American Public University System

Welcome American Public University and American Military University students!

The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) is pleased to work with APUS in offering the ASEP Coaching Principles online course to students. Credit can be earned by taking the online course, documenting passing the test, completing written assignments, completing each weekly module, and through regular posting on the discussion board to questions posed each week by your instructor, Brian Freeland, as well as those by ASEP. The ASEP final test must be completed by week 8 of the online class.

Courses are offered continuously at APUS in an eight-week format with new course offerings beginning monthly. Students will have the opportunity to explore the fundamental knowledge of coaching athletics in the twenty-first century. This course will focus on the principles of coaching, behavior, teaching, physical training, and management.

It is recommended that you do a print screen of your final test score for documentation. A minimum of 80 percent is required to pass the test and to be eligible for certification.

To register for online course, just click on the corresponding online course icon in the table below.

Contact Information
Contact: Brian Freeland
Phone: 704-892-3598
E-mail: bfreeland@apus.edu


American Public University System:

Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies and techniques and tactics of baseball. You’ll learn about approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching), you’ll develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and you’ll improve your ability to coach during games. This course is suitable for high school coaches and for serious club coaches, and college coaches.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials Online course suitable for training and certifying high school baseball coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth baseball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies, and techniques and tactics of basketball. You’ll learn about approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching), you’ll develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and you’ll improve your ability to coach during games. This course is suitable for high school coaches and for serious club coaches, college coaches, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials Online course suitable for training and certifying high school basketball coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth basketball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills

The course is designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of football and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
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Online Course With Print Materials Online course suitable for training and certifying high school football coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth football coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Principles

This online self-paced course includes the printed text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes age 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.

Coaching Principles with E-book

This online self-paced course includes the e-book Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes aged 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With this version of Coaching Principles, you'll receive the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, textbook as an e-book that's accessible through the online course.

Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies, and techniques and tactics of softball. You’ll learn about approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching), you’ll develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and you’ll improve your ability to coach during games. This course is suitable for high school coaches and for serious club coaches, college coaches, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials Online course suitable for training and certifying high school softball coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth softball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills

The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) brings the hard court to your hard drive with Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills online course, a newly released online course for tennis coaches of athletes 15 and older and those coaching higher-ability players ages 11 to 14.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials Online course suitable for training and certifying high school tennis coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth tennis coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Sport First Aid 5th Edition

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.

Sport First Aid 5th Edition with E-book

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This version of the online course includes the Sport First Aid textbook in e-book format. The e-book is accessible from within the online course.