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National Association of Police Athletic Leagues

Welcome National PAL coaches and administrators!
Coaching education is paramount to an athlete's successful playing experience. A well-trained and educated coach will make a significant difference in the success and development of a player and a team.

To help provide coaches with competencies necessary to be up to the task, the National Association of Police Athletic Leagues has partnered with the American Sport Education Program to provide online training and certification for our organization's coaches. The National PAL Coaches Education Program courses below are now available.

As the exclusive coaching education provider to National PAL, ASEP is designing branded online coaching courses. The courses carry the endorsement of National PAL, and we strongly urge our coaches to participate.

All National PAL coaches are required to be certified for their specific sport in order to participate in certain National PAL sanctioned tournaments after January 2008. If the sport you are coaching is not listed below, please take the sport-neutral Coaching Essentials online course.

The courses include:
National PAL Coaching Essentials (recommended for coaches of sports for which there is not a sport-specific course)

National PAL Coaching Youth Baseball
National PAL Coaching Youth Basketball
National PAL Coaching Youth Flag Football
National PAL Coaching Youth Tackle Football
National PAL Coaching Youth Soccer
National PAL Coaching Youth Softball
National PAL Coaching Youth Tennis
National PAL Coaching Youth Volleyball
National PAL Coaching Youth Wrestling

"This is an exciting step in developing quality standards for our coaches and volunteers, adding even more credibility to National PAL's championship event and its youth participants," says Mike Dillhyon, National PAL executive director.

To register for any of the online courses, click on the appropriate icon(s) in the table below.

Contact Information
American Sport Education Program
Contact: Jennifer Mulcahey, ASEP Youth Sports Sales Consultant
Phone: 800-747-5698, ext. 2304
E-mail: JenniferM@hkusa.com


National PAL Coaches Education Program Online Courses:

National PAL Coaching Essentials Online Course-PDF

Coaching Essentials is a sport-neutral course geared toward coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Coaches will come away from the course with a solid understanding of fundamental coaching concepts and basic coaching responsibilities.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Essentials Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Baseball Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth baseball.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Baseball Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Basketball Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth basketball.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Basketball Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Flag Football Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth football (tackle, flag, and touch).
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Flag Football Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Soccer Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth soccer.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Soccer Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Softball Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth softball.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Softball Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Tackle Football Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 14 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth football.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Tackle Football Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Tennis Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth tennis.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Tennis Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Volleyball Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth volleyball.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Volleyball Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

National PAL Coaching Youth Wrestling Online Course-PDF

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth wrestling.
Version or Format Course Components
National PAL Coaching Youth Wrestling Online Course-PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course