LA84 Foundation

LA84 Foundation and Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF) have partnered with leading coaching education provider Human Kinetics Coach Education to offer a customized online training and certification program to SCMAF coaches.

Through the contributions of the LA84 Foundation, 3,000 coaches per year have an opportunity to take the LA84 Foundation's Art of Coaching for SCMAF Coaches online course. Participation is highly recommended by LA84 Foundation and SCMAF.

The two-tiered coaching education program features the general coaching course "LA84 Foundation’s Art of Coaching for SCMAF Coaches," plus sport-specific “LA84 Foundation’s Coaching Youth [Sport]” course for basketball.

If you are a SCMAF coach looking to take the LA84 Art of Coaching for SCMAF Coaches course and you have your key code (provided to you by SCMAF or your league administrator), click on the Continue My Course tab found on our home page.

If you are a SCMAF coach looking to take the course but you do not have a key code, contact your local recreation department or SCMAF directly at the contact information listed below.

If you are a coach not affiliated with SCMAF and you'd like to take the course, it's available for purchase for $19.95. Click on the online course icon in the table below to order your course.

Contact Information
LA84 Foundation
Contact: Wayne Wilson 
VP Education Services 
E-mail: info@LA84.org

Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation
Contact: Davie Gillus
Program Coordinator
E-mail: SCMAF@scmaf.org

LA84 Foundation's mission is to serve youth through sport and to increase knowledge of sport and its impact on people's lives. LA84 Foundation supports a wide array of youth sports programming and awards grants to youth sport organizations within the eight southernmost counties of California. The organization also conducts youth sports and coaching education programs a number of which have become models for similar programs nationwide. It is a private, non-profit institution that has committed more than $185 million to accomplish its mission since 1985. To date, two million boys and girls and more than 1,000 youth sport organizations throughout Southern California have benefited from the endowment.

The Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation is a non-profit corporation, which was founded in 1949, and serves the ten southernmost counties of California. SCMAF's mission is to create healthier communities through sports and physical activities. SCMAF strives to instill in young people a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, sound fundamentals, confidence, and high moral standards. SCMAF seeks to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship and full participation with the belief that in team sports every athlete must be offered every opportunity to play in each game. To learn more about SCMAF, visit www.SCMAF.org.


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses offered by LA84 Foundation:

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.

LA84 Foundation's Art of Coaching

LA84 Foundation and Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF) are pleased to offer a new online training course for SCMAF youth coaches. Developed in conjunction with leading coaching education provider American Sport Education Program (ASEP), the LA84 Foundation's Art of Coaching course provides coaches of any sport with fundamentals in the areas of coaching philosophy, communication, team management, and sport first aid, supplemented by content specific to LA84 and SCMAF programs.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.