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Welcome to an exclusive group of coaches!

Welcome to an exclusive group of coaches! We commend you for your commitment to coaching, your willingness to learn and improve, and your desire to provide the most positive sport experience possible for the athletes you coach. By successfully completing your course, your name is listed in the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches. Administrators use this online resource to verify coaches’ course completion, so it’s beneficial to both you and them that your name appears in the registry. To document your achievement, you can print a course completion certificate from the website. You can also email your...

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Discontinuation of offline testing for scholastic instructors

Dear Human Kinetics Coach Education Scholastic 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 scholastic instructors already have their coaches test online*. Because so few users now use paper-pencil testing, it is no longer a viable option. As such, Human Kinetics Coach Education will be eliminating...

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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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