|Jerry Reeder, Assistant Director Sport Education||02/21/2013|
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Ted Miller has been appointed to the new position of vice president and sports education director for Human Kinetics.
|James Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||12/17/2012|
Sport is a gift, a gift that provides us all with opportunities that we might otherwise never experience.
|Jerry Reeder, ASEP Assistant Executive Director||11/27/2012|
Saint John's University (Minn.) legendary football coach John Gagliardi announced his retirement. Coach Gagliardi just completed his 70th year in the coaching profession and retires as the winningest coach in college football history.
|Jerry Reeder, ASEP assistant executive director||10/11/2012|
I want to share a method of certifying coaches that we adopted while I was an athletic director in Evansville, Indiana
Special Olympics and the American Sport Education Program release new online training course for Special Olympics coaches
|Mark Allemand, ASEP marketing manager||09/21/2012|
Carmen Gard, 16-year ASEP coaching education instructor, reflects on classroom experience
With football season right around the corner, ASEP's Go Coach Football app is making practices and game-day planning much easier for nervous youth football coaches. Go Coach Football, developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), offers 33 video clips and 21 animations demonstrating dozens of skills and drills for offense, defense, and special teams, helping coaches turn potentially chaotic practices into fun.
New second editions of Coaching Youth Football: The Pop Warner Way and Coaching Youth Cheer and Dance: The Pop Warner Way are now available. Courses are available through the Pop Warner Little Scholars Coaches Education Center website found at www.PopWarnerCoaching.com.
ASEP is proud to announce the release of the fourth edition of Coaching Principles and its companion text Successful Coaching.
The newly updated and enhanced Coaching Principles course is now available!
Coaching Principles Fourth Edition Frequently Asked Questions for ASEP instructors regarding the transition to the new edition of Coaching Principles
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||03/19/2012|
Organized, adult-structured and ruled sport experiences offer the opportunity for far less intrinsic enjoyment for kids than the neighborhood pick-up games kids used to engage in on a daily basis.
|Jerry Reeder, ASEP Assistant Director||03/06/2012|
American Sport Education Program (ASEP) courses have recently been accepted by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) and Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) as meeting coaching education requirements. ASEP courses approved by AIA are Coaching Principles, Coaching Orientation, Sport First Aid, and the advanced sport-specific courses. In Colorado, the CHSAA has approved the ASEP courses Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid as meeting two of the requirements for obtaining a Permanent Coaching Certificate.
|Jerry Reeder, ASEP Assistant Director||02/29/2012|
In the January issue of ASEP Instructor, we discussed the coming-soon new-look Coaching Principles course and its accompanying Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition textbook, both available in May. We detailed the course components, course prices, and the new eBook version of the course/text. In this issue we’ll take a closer look at the updated Instructor Guide, and more specifically the table of contents and the course outline.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||02/15/2012|
Everyone wants to be considered a winner. Athletes, teams, coaches, and schools that achieve a sparkling win-loss record season after season are typically perceived as such. Conversely, no one desires the dreaded experience of losing competition after competition or the ramifications of it.
|Jerry Reeder, ASEP Assistant Director||01/28/2012|
ASEP’s Coaching Principles, Fourth Edition is on the way and will make its debut in summer 2012. A new edition of Successful Coaching and a new eBook format; an updated and improved course curriculum; and new course components are all part of the updated and improved Coaching Principles.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||01/06/2012|
The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Coaching Principles 4th Edition, slated to release summer 2012.
ASEP Successful Coaching Webinar Series presents "Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Social Networking," a free webinar featuring Dr. Dorothy Espelage of the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. The webinar will be held Thursday, February 2, at 1:00 pm ET.
Not all coaching education programs are created equal. The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) provides more choices for in-depth content, course delivery, and customization than any other program.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||12/12/2011|
Thank you for the role you play in providing scholastic and youth sport athletes the opportunity to be active while also helping develop physical, social, and life skills in a fun environment through sports.
|Jerry Reeder, ASEP Assistant Director||11/30/2011|
With the holiday season upon us, I thought this would be a great time to rekindle the ASEP Instructor e-newsletter!
Since the launch of the new Pop Warner Little Scholars online coaching education courses in August, more than 2,000 Pop Warner affiliated football and cheer and dance coaches have earned their certificate of course completion.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||09/28/2011|
How can you get the most out of the time that you have committed to coaching?
There’s a lot more to officiating than just knowing the rules. Communication, decision making, and conflict resolution are just some of the skills that officials need in addition to what’s found in the rules book.
Webinar sheds light on growing problem of steroid and APED use in high school student athletes.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||08/31/2011|
The revenue base for school athletic programs is shrinking as costs are rising. Something must be done.
Go Coach Basketball, the new iPhone app from the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), offers 38 video clips and 9 animations demonstrating dozens of skills and drills, providing valuable guidance on developing season and practice plans for ages 6 to 14.
At the scholastic level evaluations from coaches taking our Coaching Principles classroom course have reinforced the interaction among coaches as the primary advantage of classroom delivery that cannot be replicated in an online environment. With that in mind, ASEP has re-committed itself to classroom education and is working with several states to revitalize their instructor networks.
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, announces a multi-year partnership with American Sport Education Program (ASEP). ASEP will be named an official online coaching education provider of Pop Warner, and Pop Warner will be named an official youth football and cheer partner of ASEP.
Participation in soccer continues to grow, with the number of players exceeding 17 million in the United States alone. This growth has created a greater demand for youth coaches than ever before.
Written in conjunction with renowned collegiate volleyball coach and long-time USA Volleyball board member Cecile Reynaud, Coaching Volleyball Technical and Tactical Skills is the source coaches can turn to for teaching players ages 14 and older the essential skills of volleyball that lead to improved performance on match day.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||06/28/2011|
"Leagues that try to teach parents ethics and good sportsmanship are wasting their time until they deal with the real problem, and that is dialing back on our win-at-all-costs sports culture."
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||06/03/2011|
Guam National Olympic Committee enlists help of ASEP ahead of 2011 Pacific Games
The country's premier youth football organization, American Youth Football (AYF), has partnered with leading coaching education provider American Sport Education Program (ASEP) to offer online training and certification for AYF's nearly 90,000 football coaches.
You’ve volunteered to be a youth sport coach, now what do you do? This webinar will assist first-time and inexperienced coaches with dealing with the challenges and enjoying the rewards of being a youth sport coach.
Dr. Leslie Bonci, sport nutritionist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and consultant to many professional sports teams, will provide valuable insights and tips on keeping athletes hydrated to maximize performance and avoid heat-related illnesses as well as offer guidance on athletes' nutritional needs.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||04/19/2011|
Are high profile coaches intent on making a mockery of the claim that coaches’ foremost concern is the proper development of their athletes?
New Coaching Youth Gymnastics text provides a resource for coaches and parents of athletes ages 6 to 14
Recent entries in the ASEP Successful Coaching Webinar Series are available for viewing. Topics include college recruitment, sickle cell trait guidelines, parent issues in youth sports, concussion management, nutrient timing, and heat illness prevention and treatment.
Teaching key baseball skills and structuring effective practices is now as easy as accessing an iPhone, iTouch, or iPad with the new Go Coach Baseball app.
Make plans now to participate in the next installment in the ASEP Successful Coaching Webinar Series “NCAA/NAIA Eligibility: What You and Your Athletes Need to Know about the Recruiting Process.”
|Courtesy of AFCA||01/19/2011|
Montana State University head football coach Rob Ash, content expert on the American Sport Education Program’s (ASEP) textbook and online course Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills, has been elected president of the American Football Coaches Association for 2011.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||01/14/2011|
Now, as specialization has made multisport participation the exception, the annual schedule revolves around one sport’s preseason, in-season, postseason, and club season. What was once labeled the “off-season” is anything but that for athletes nowadays.
PONY Baseball in Hawaii has adopted the American Sport Education Program’s (ASEP) PONY Coaching Youth Baseball online course as the organization’s official training course.
Thumbing through pages and pages of rules to find the nugget you're looking for is a thing of the past with the 2011 Babe Ruth League Baseball and Softball Rules and Regulations electronic rules books.
CEO of Horrow Sports Ventures becomes advocate for American Sport Education Program and executive editor of new Sport Business Insider series
Jim Schmutz facilitates "The Impact of Concussions on High School and Youth Sport Athletes A Call to Action: How Can We Improve Concussion Prevention and Methods for Concussion Management?" at December 3 session.
The LA84 Foundation and Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF) have partnered with leading coaching education provider American Sport Education Program (ASEP) to offer a customized online training and certification program to SCMAF basketball coaches with the release of the online course, LA84 Foundation’s Art of Coaching Youth Basketball.
A new course from the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), IHSA Officiating Principles, satisfies the IHSA clinic requirement for officials. By taking this online course, officials are one step closer to becoming an active IHSA official.
Bringing together faculty and non-faculty, veteran and new coaches alike for a pre-season or pre-school-year meeting to review coaching philosophies, policies and procedures; explain general dos and don’ts; provide training for those coaches who need certification; and address and discuss points of emphasis for the coming season and year will go a long way toward ensuring everyone is in compliance and on the same page.
“Sickle Cell Trait Guidelines – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Athletes” is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. University of Oklahoma athletic trainer Scott Anderson will conduct the webinar.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||11/15/2010|
Few schools in the United States can afford the costs of a full array of extracurricular activities without additional sources of funding. Booster groups help counter a good portion of the deficit at many schools, but parents of high school athletes or the athletes themselves are often asked to chip in as well.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||11/15/2010|
Rarely does a day pass that an incident or article pertaining to head injury in sports does not surface. But only recently has concern about this problem reached critical mass.
Ask any youth sport coach today “What’s your biggest challenge?” and among the top three most likely responses is “parents.”
ASEP Webinar featuring Dr. Micky Collins now available for viewing
Join us Tuesday, October 12, 1:00 to 2:00 pm eastern time, for the next entry in the ASEP Successful Coaching Webinar Series “Concussion Management, Recognition, and Treatment.”
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||09/21/2010|
Leadership is essential in any successful organization, and in team sports it takes on special significance. Unlike in the animal kingdom, however, the best leaders aren’t simply the dominant alpha male or female. It’s a bit more complicated than that.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||08/23/2010|
The anticipation of the upcoming fall sports season is heightened by media coverage of the teams and speculation as to how they might fare in conference competition and even state and national rankings. Coaches and athletic programs can use this opportunity to project a positive image of teams, individuals, and the entire organization if they approach the media in a proper manner.
The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) online course Coaching Orientation recently was awarded Level 3 accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE).
To help defray the cost of the course, funding provided by the LA84 Foundation is underwriting a large portion of the course price for the first 250 coaches who purchase it.
The next entry in the ASEP Successful Coaching Webinar Series, "Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance," conducted Wednesday, September 15, is now available for viewing.
The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) conducted a free Webinar, Combating Heat-Related Illnesses, on Wednesday, August 11.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||07/29/2010|
While student-athletes catch a break and enjoy some down time over the summer, there is no off-season for coaches and administrators.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||07/01/2010|
Like you, ASEP devotes considerable thought and effort to improve coaching and circumstances in which coaches coach. But we’re simply building on the strong foundation established by others. More than 30 years ago, a foursome of scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the emerging fields of sport and exercise science and sport medicine set their sights on educating coaches.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||05/20/2010|
Casey O’Neill, assistant athletic director and head coach of lacrosse at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., gets it.
|Jim Abrams, Associated Press Writer||05/20/2010|
ASEP Executive Director Jim Schmutz tesifies before House Education and Labor Committee on concussions in high school sports
The following is a transcript of Jim's testimony before the House Committee on Education and Labor Thursday morning regarding the impact of concussions on high school athletes.
To help support and foster additional growth for our instructor networks, Human Kinetics created the new Instructor Development Department.
Under the direction of Gerry Schwille, President and Coaching Education Committee Chairman for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association (PSADA), 29 ASEP Coaching Principles instructors were trained during the association's annual meeting in March.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||04/26/2010|
ASEP instructors provide the best coaching education experience
With each sport comes inherent risks. Running, sliding, pitching, hitting, blocking, tackling, kicking, stunting...no question kids are at risk, at practice and in the game.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||04/26/2010|
On March 29, I received an e-mail from Dr. Herb Appenzeller who was Athletic Director when I attended Guilford College, informing me that Coach Jack Jensen had died.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||03/26/2010|
The role sport can play in curbing the trend.
ASEP partners with Michigan State University and its Institute for the Study of Youth Sports to offer CEUs to faculty-coaches.
The USA Team Handball Coaching Education and Certification Program (USATH-CECP) has teamed with the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) to provide online training opportunities for USATH coaches through the ASEP Coaches Education Program.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||02/26/2010|
We sadly chuckle at the notion that the person cutting our hair has more extensive, required training than the people coaching our youth and high school athletes.
Through the sponsorship of the LA84 Foundation, 3,000 coaches per year over the next five years will have the opportunity to take the LA84 Foundation's Art of Coaching for SCMAF Coaches online course at no cost. Participation is highly recommended by LA84 Foundation and SCMAF.
USA Rugby and its Coach Development Program (CDP) have partnered with leading coaching education provider American Sport Education Program (ASEP) to offer online continuing education opportunities for coaches.
Good sportsmanship doesn't just happen; it takes a concerted effort. It starts by talking about it; not just on the field, but at the preseason parents meeting, in the locker room after the game, during the car ride home, in the classroom, while watching SportsCenter.
ASEP course offers coaches new options for CPR/AED certification; registration deadlines approaching for Chicago-area trainings
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||07/22/2009|
As summer sports wind down and the fall season approaches, it’s a good time to reflect on coaching performance and how one measures success. Coaches should evaluate their efforts in several key areas, while program administrators should assess how effectively their coaches fulfill the priorities agreed upon and established collaboratively in the preseason. The best place for the coach to start is to gauge how well the coaching efforts adhered to the philosophy and season plan emphasized in the preseason team orientation meeting conducted before practices got underway.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||06/26/2009|
Standing in the aisle on the team bus, Louisiana State University head baseball coach Paul Mainieri addressed his players just prior to game one of the men's College World Series final against the University of Texas on Monday night and said, "When you play to the best of your ability nobody can beat you. Let's go out there and have some fun...enjoy the experience and let 'er rip."
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||06/09/2009|
Last month I closed my monthly article with this question: How can we educate more coaches? A number of you responded that mandated coaching education was the best if not the only solution.
|Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director||05/09/2009|
The vast majority of today's coaches are motivated to do well, serve their athletes as best as possible, and do so in a manner that is consistent with the prevailing rules and principles of their organization. And those coaches are ready - even eager - to learn more so that they can do just that.
One third of the school districts in Florida have had their coaching education programs approved by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) by using the American Sport Education Program Bronze Level course curriculum as a primary component of their programs.
Procedures for and frequently asked questions regarding the ASEP Sport First Aid Fourth Edition course
The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) introduce CPR/AED for Coaches, a new course in the ASEP Professional Coaches Education Program's Bronze Level.
In January of this year, the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) board of directors voted to require that all members of a school’s athletic coaching staff who do not hold a valid teaching certificate must successfully complete an approved coaching education program. That program is ASEP.