Coaching Principles - 3rd Edition

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

Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach. Each year, more than 20,000 high school, club sport, and Olympic coaches take this course to further their professional development and meet certification requirements.

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Course Format

Online course accompanied by Successful Coaching book and two CD-ROMs for playing video.

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Full Course Description

This online, self-paced course works in tandem with the text Successful Coaching, Third Edition, and two CD-ROMs of video clips to give learners an engaging, interactive experience. Geared toward serious coaches (those who coach athletes age 14 and older), the course challenges coaches to define who they are as coaches (their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style); enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers and trainers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach.

Principles of Coaching

  • Developing Your Coaching Philosophy
  • Determining Your Coaching Objectives
  • Selecting Your Coaching Style
  • Coaching for Character
  • Coaching Diverse Athletes

Principles of Behavior

  • Communicating With Your Athletes
  • Motivating Your Athletes
  • Managing Your Athletes' Behavior

Principles of Teaching

  • Coaching the Games Approach Way
  • Teaching Technical Skills
  • Teaching Tactical Skills
  • Planning for Teaching

Principles of Physical Training

  • Training Basics
  • Training for Energy Fitness
  • Training for Muscular Fitness
  • Fueling Your Athletes
  • Battling Drugs

Principles of Management

  • Managing Your Team
  • Managing Relationships
  • Managing Risk


$60.00 each
ISBN: 9780736071772, U0001
ISBN13: 9780736071772
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Audience:  Professional Coaches

Level: Professional Bronze