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Discontinuation of offline testing for higher education instructors

Dear Human Kinetics Coach Education Higher Education Instructor, Human Kinetics Coach Education introduced online courses and testing nearly 20 years ago. The use of Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid paper-pencil tests has steadily decreased since that time. Instructors and students have embraced the benefits of online testing, including a better user experience, less instructor involvement, fewer data entry errors, and instantaneous scoring, feedback, and reporting. The majority of higher education instructors exclusively test online. Because so few users now use paper-pencil testing, it is no longer a viable option, and Human Kinetics Coach Education will no longer accept paper-pencil tests...

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USOPC updates its blueprint for quality coaching

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) sets high standards for all Team USA coaches, and strives to support them in fulfilling their important and challenging roles. To that end, the USOPC has refreshed its criterion of core values and best principles to guide and align collective coaching practices in the U.S. The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Quality Coaching Framework 2020 (USOPC QCF) is an essential resource that describes, but doesn’t not prescribe, how to coach most effectively. Spearheading the development of the USOPC QCF 2020 were lead author and world-renowned expert Dr. Wade Gilbert along with executive...

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'Awesome experience'; CA school district sees more than 30 coaches participate in team-building workshop

More than 30 high school coaches from Madera Unified School District, Madera, CA, attended a Coaching Better Workshop held recently at the school. Marty Bitter, Director of Athletics at Madera Unified, coordinated the workshop in which coaches participated in activities designed to enhance team cohesion, personal reflection, practice improvement, and more. “The Coaching Better Workshop was an awesome experience,” said Bitter. “The response from coaches in attendance has been great. It was especially gratifying to see our coaches work together to find solutions.” Bitter shared that coaches often are so concentrated on game strategies and Xs and Os that they often overlook...

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Welcome to our new ecommerce website!

Welcome to our new website—CoachEducation.HumanKinetics.com—dedicated to ecommerce and where all purchases of Human Kinetics Coach Education online courses will be made moving forward. The new ecommerce site is fully secure and compliant with website https ecommerce security protocols. The move to this new ecommerce site is a proactive measure to ensure the security of customer credit card information. Please note, however, that this site does not replace our current “legacy site” at www.HumanKineticsCoachEducationCenter.com. Rather, the new ecommerce site operates in tandem with our legacy site, meaning we have two websites, each serving different purposes, at least for the time being....

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Human Kinetics Coach Education names new Associate Director of Coach Education

Human Kinetics Coach Education is pleased to announce Russell Wambles as the organization’s new Associate Director. Wambles has been a high school athletic director for over 20 years, most recently at Apopka (Florida) High School where he preached sportsmanship, academics, and success on the fields and courts. “I strongly believe in the mission of Human Kinetics Coach Education having seen how it benefitted my coaches and teams in Florida,” he said. “I know how important quality coaching is to athletes, parents, and communities, and Human Kinetics sets the highest standard for building strong programs.” In his new role, Wambles will...

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