Coaching Orientation

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

Gleaning material from the ASEP Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses, Coaching Orientation provides up-and-coming coaches with the essentials to step on the field for the first time. Clocking in at six hours, Coaching Orientation features interactive exercises, engaging graphics, poignant video vignettes, and quick pace to form a course that is informative, eye-opening, and enjoyable.

 

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Course Format

No print material accompanies this course. All reading material, video, and course activities are delivered from within the online course.

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Full Course Description

Gleaning material from the ASEP Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses, Coaching Orientation provides up-and-coming coaches with the essentials to step on the field for the first time. Clocking in at six hours, Coaching Orientation features interactive exercises, engaging graphics, poignant video vignettes, and quick pace to form a course that is informative, eye-opening, and enjoyable.

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

- Start to develop your personal coaching philosophy and coaching objectives.
- Recognize your role in helping your players develop good character.
- Evaluate and improve your communication skills.
- Describe how to build team chemistry and manage your athletes’ behavior using positive discipline and team rules.
- Recognize how to work effectively with administrators, officials, parents, and the media.
- Recognize what motivates high school athletes, and explain how to integrate this knowledge with innovative approaches to learning in order to be an effective teacher.
- Create plans for teaching technical and tactical skills, and describe how to effectively teach and practice these skills.
- Identify educational resources for learning about and keeping abreast of sport-specific skills and the latest technological advances in a sport.
- Recognize your legal responsibilities related to managing risk.
- Explain your responsibilities for ensuring the safety of your athletes, including the following: working with other members of the athletic health care team; handling medical and weather emergencies; providing safe athletic facilities and equipment; and coordinating physical exams and medical records.
- Recognize your role in promoting physical fitness with your athletes.
- Develop instructional plans for the season and for individual practices.

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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:  Professional Coaches, Volunteer Coaches

Level: Professional Bronze