Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association

Welcome Pennsylvania coaches!

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association (PSADA) has partnered with Human Kinetics Coach Education to endorse the PSADA Coaches Education Program for all interscholastic coaches in Pennsylvania. The PSADA Coaches Education Program includes the sport-neutral courses Coaching Principles, Coaching Orientation, and Sport First Aid, as well as the sport-specific Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses.

Pennsylvania coaches can take the Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid courses either through in-person clinics held throughout the state or as online courses, while the Coaching Orientation and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses are delivered exclusively online.

The newly updated fourth edition of Coaching Principles and fifth edition of Sport First Aid are now available in your choice of two formats: with print book or with e-book (you save $10 by purchasing the e-book version). 

To purchase online courses individually, just click on the corresponding online course icon in the table below. 

Coaches looking to take classroom courses should contact PSADA at the information listed below.

View the PSADA Coach Education Program brochure for details on all course offerings and prices.

Thank you for choosing Human Kinetics as your coaching education provider!

Contact Information
Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association
Contact: Bob Buckanavage
Phone: 215-493-8547
E-mail: Bob@PSADA.org


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses required or recommended by PSADA:

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.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

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.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

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.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

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.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials