Coaching Essentials

This course is a self-paced online course designed to be taken by individual coaches.

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. 

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Course Format

Online.
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Full Course Description

The Coaching Essentials online course and sport-specific Coaching Youth Sport online courses are endorsed by the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS). Visit the NCYS website for information on NCYS membership and the National Center for Safety Initiatives’ background screening.

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.

In this interactive online course, you’ll learn to prepare for your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by PDF downloads provided within the course. As you progress through the online course, you’ll be prompted to read excerpts to complete course activities.

The course includes many interactive exercises featuring audio clips and Flash animation activities that apply and enrich concepts from the book excerpts. The course also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard feature that brings together the many PDF forms, documents, and detailed plans for successful practice sessions and game-day coaching into one handy reference. The course concludes with an online 30-question test.

Guided by a mentor coach, coaches face learning challenges in the following units:

  • Stepping Into Coaching
  • Communicating as a Coach
  • Providing for Athletes' Safety
  • Teaching and Shaping Skills
  • Developing Season and Practice Plans
  • Coaching on Competition Day

Finally, you’ll take the online course test, which covers material from the book excerpts and the online course.

Price:
Varies by organization version.

Before you purchase your online course: If you're taking this course to be certified with a specific organization, you need to purchase that organization's version of the course to receive credit. Failure to purchase the correct version will jeopardize your certification status. Prior to purchasing an online course, please double-check your organization's requirements to ensure online courses are accepted for credit by your organization.

Audience: Administrators, Volunteer Coaches, Parents

Level: Volunteer