Offered in the classroom, the Coaching Principles courseâ€”driven by our nationwide network of instructorsâ€”has always been central to ASEP’s success, and we remain committed to it today. For many high school athletic directors and coaches, an in-person coaching clinic, typically delivered in an 8-hour weekend session, is the preferred place for learning. The classroom environment affords participants the unique opportunity to interact with and ask questions of instructors, share experiences with fellow coaches, and build camaraderie. Classroom instruction, in comparison to its online counterpart, also affords athletic directors the comfort of knowing when, where, and how coaches are taught. For these reasons, many are going “old school” and returning to classroom instruction.
Hundreds of colleges and universities have adopted ASEP courses as part of coaching and physical education programs. In the higher education setting, Coaching Principles is delivered as a semester-long course using instructor ancillaries specially developed for college and university instructors. Visit the Successful Coaching page on the Human Kinetics website for more information on higher education text and course adoption information, as well as access to instructor ancillaries.
If you are an ASEP-certified instructor, we thank you for the work you do in preparing tomorrow’s coaches to be effective teachers, trainers, and leaders of up-and-coming coaches and to navigate the ever-increasing challenges that coaches face.
From this area of the site, you can access numerous online tools to assist you with the preparation, delivery, and reporting of your coaching clinics or classes:
The new fourth edition of the ASEP Coaching Principles course and text Successful Coaching, written by ASEP founder Rainer Martens and upon which the course is based, are now available.
If you are an ASEP-certified instructor who teaches Coaching Principles or Sport First Aid in a clinic setting primarily to high school coaches, sign in here to access the electronic versions (PDFs) of the new Coaching Principles Instructor Guide and Coaching Principles Workbook (previously titled Coaching Principles Classroom Study Guide).
You will also have the opportunity to access the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, text in e-book format. The e-book is delivered in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) format and is viewable on a PC or laptop.
Feel free to download the materials and familiarize yourself with the content prior to teaching the new course.
Print versions of the instructor materials - including the classroom DVD - will be shipped to you with your first order for the new classroom course packages.
View the list of frequently asked questions for more information on the transition to the new Coaching Principles course.
In developing the new iteration of the classroom course, we interviewed our best ASEP Coaching Principles instructors for ideas on improving the course. We took their advice to heart, went to the drawing board, and revamped the course outline, content, and structure to make the course more relevant and user-friendly for coaches and instructors. On their advice, we restructured the classroom course into seven units, bolstered the topics that spurred the most discussionâ€”those dealing with coaching philosophy and communicationâ€”and moved some of the more technical content such as training and physiology to self-study. It's an 8-hour course packed with knowledge, wisdom, and advice that is sure to have coaches saying "I'm glad I took that course," when they walk out the door.