LA84 Foundation CIF Coach Orientation Southern Section 2nd Edition Course

LA84 Foundation CIF Coach Orientation Southern Section 2nd Edition Course

ISBN 9781492521310

Regular price $38.00 $0.00

Course Components
The course includes excerpts from the Successful Coaching, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills textbooks (delivered as PDFs), video clips, one-year access to the course, Coaching Aids (PDF downloads), the 50-question test and automatic test scoring, CIF by-laws and separate 40-question CIF by-laws test, certificate of course completion printable from the website, and entry in the National Coaches Registry. You will have immediate access to the course upon purchase, and nothing will be shipped to you.

Course Description
The LA84 Foundation’s CIF Coaching Orientation Southern Section 2E online course brings together material from the Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching Technical and Tactical Skills courses, and it includes an entire unit covering CIF-specific information on policies, procedures, rules, and reporting. The California Interscholastic Federation and the California Department of Education have reviewed this course and recognize it as meeting California coaching education requirements.
After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Develop your personal coaching philosophy and coaching objectives.
  • Recognize your role in helping your players develop good character.
  • Evaluate and improve your communication skills.
  • Describe how to build team chemistry and manage your athletes’ behavior using positive discipline and team rules.
  • Recognize how to work effectively with administrators, officials, parents, and the media.
  • Recognize what motivates high school athletes and explain how to integrate this knowledge with innovative approaches to learning in order to be an effective teacher.
  • Create plans for teaching technical and tactical skills and describe how to effectively teach and practice these skills.
  • Identify educational resources for learning about and keeping abreast of sport-specific skills and the latest technological advances in a sport.
  • Recognize your legal responsibilities related to managing risk.
  • Explain your responsibilities for ensuring the safety of your athletes, including the following: working with other members of the athletic health care team; handling medical and weather emergencies; providing safe athletic facilities and equipment; and coordinating physical exams and medical records.
  • Recognize your role in promoting physical fitness with your athletes.
  • Develop instructional plans for the season and for individual practices.
  • Understand CIF-specific information on policies, procedures, rules, and reporting requirements.
The course averages two to four hours to complete. Coaches conclude the course by taking two online tests (one for the course and another for the CIF-specific unit) and receive results immediately after submitting their tests. A certificate of course completion is printable from the website.


Geared toward high school coaches who coach in the CIF Southern Section, CIF Coaching Orientation Southern Section 2E covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Unit 1. Getting Started
Your Coaching Philosophy
Your Coaching Objectives
Coaching for Character

Unit 2. Building Relationships
Team Chemistry
Working With Others

Unit 3. Teaching Sport Skills
Effective Teaching
Technical and Tactical Skills
Sport-Specific Skills

Unit 4. Keeping Your Athletes Safe
Risk Management
Health and Safety
First Aid
Physical Fitness

Unit 5. Keeping It Organized
Season and Practice Plans
The Manager Coach

Unit 6. Summary
Cooling Down
What’s Next

Unit 7. CIF Coaching Orientation
School Information
State Coaching Information
What’s Next
Established in 1981 and rooted in an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes ahead of winning at all costs, Human Kinetics Coach Education courses and resources are customized and widely used by youth sport organizations, state high school associations, school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports to teach, train, and certify coaches.

The California Interscholastic Federation Coaching Education Program was developed to enhance the experience of student-athletes by ensuring that their coaches meet a minimum level of professional training. The program provides strong, pragmatic, and comprehensive instruction for coaches of interscholastic athletics in California. This instruction is consistent with the highest national standards set by the California State Legislature, the California Department of Education, and the California Interscholastic Federation.
LA84 Foundation’s mission is to serve youth through sport and to increase knowledge of sport and its impact on people's lives. LA84 Foundation supports an array of youth sport programming and awards grants to youth sport organizations within the eight southernmost counties of California. The organization also conducts youth sport and coaching education programs, a number of which have become models for similar programs nationwide. It is a private, nonprofit institution that has committed more than $185 million to accomplish its mission since 1985. To date, 2 million boys and girls and more than 1,000 youth sport organizations throughout Southern California have benefited from the endowment.