Coaching Principles Online Course 4E NB

Coaching Principles Online Course 4E NB

ISBN 9781492593430

Regular price $60.00 $0.00

Online Course

Course Components
The course includes one-year access to the online course and its accompanying Coaching Successfully Manual and Coaching Aids (PDF downloads), the 100-question test and automatic test scoring, certificate of course completion printable from the website, and entry in the National Coaches Registry. The course does not include the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, text; it is assumed that purchasers of this course already have a copy of the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, text (print or ebook). You will have immediate access to the course upon purchase, and nothing will be shipped to you.

Course Description
Being a successful coach is an enormous challenge. School administrators, parents, athletes, and entire communities all have high expectations of today’s coaches. Good intentions are not enough for success; you need all the knowledge you can get. Most seasoned coaches have learned the skills of coaching through years of trial and error. Coaching Principles helps new coaches shorten that learning process—and reduce the painful errors—by teaching the principles of coaching based on the sport sciences and the wisdom of successful coaches.

Coaching Principles is based on extensive research and best practices featured in the text Successful Coaching, written by renowned sport psychologist Rainer Martens. The 20-unit course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.

The supporting videos total more than 90 minutes and depict scenarios coaches deal with on a daily basis. The video also features roundtable discussions with experienced master coaches who provide practical guidelines and sage advice for new coaches on a variety of topics.

Another feature of the course is the Coaching Successfully Manual. This downloadable, editable document can serve as a foundation for creating a comprehensive guide for the administration of a sport program. In addition to housing documents found in the course, the manual contains real-life examples of team policies, mission statements, coaching philosophies, and other ideas and forms coaches can use as is or modify to suite a specific program’s needs.
Coaching Principles also introduces a number of interactive exercises, including the Developmental Dozen, which are 12 goals that prepare coaches for the demands that they will face in developing athletes. At the conclusion of each course unit, coaches are encouraged to compile notes related to each of the 12 goals associated with the unit.

As coaches progress through the online course, they will be asked to read sections from Successful Coaching; participate in interactive exercises; watch video and listen to audio clips; refer to and complete a variety of self-assessments, forms, and checklists; and take unit quizzes. The course concludes with a 100-question test. All of these elements combine to make the Coaching Principles course an interactive and engaging learning experience.

Audience

This course is designed for coaches and students who purchased the Successful Coaching textbook (print or ebook) separately. Geared toward high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level (those who coach athletes ages 14 and older), the 20-unit online course covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.

Table of Contents

Unit 1. Developing Your Coaching Philosophy
Introduction
Making the Tough Call With Good Decisions
Goals for Successful Coaching: The Developmental Dozen
Self-Awareness
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 2. Determining Your Coaching Objectives
Introduction
Coaching Objectives Assessment
Athletes First, Winning Second
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 3. Selecting Your Coaching Style
Introduction
The Three Styles
Refining Your Coaching Philosophy
Leadership and Vision
Team Culture and Other Factors
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 4. Coaching for Character
Introduction
Principles of Character
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 5. Coaching Diverse Athletes
Introduction
Coaching Scenarios
True Stories
Are You Crossing the Line With an Athlete?
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 6. Communicating With Your Athletes
Introduction
The Six Steps of Communication
Effective Communication
Improving Communication Skills
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 7. Motivating Your Athletes
Introduction
Having Fun
Optimal Activation
Positive Energy
Enhancing Athletes' Motivation
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 8. Managing Your Athletes' Behavior
Introduction
Positive Discipline
Steps to Prevent the Need for Discipline
Corrective Discipline
Team Rules
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 9. The Games Approach
Introduction
Which Approach?
Court Games
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 10. Teaching Technical Skills
Introduction
The Four Steps—Soccer Skills
The Four Steps—Wrestling Skills
Your Teaching Plan
Better Practice Principles
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 11. Teaching Tactical Skills
Introduction
Tactical Skill Instruction
Tactical Knowledge
Decision Training
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 12. Planning for Teaching
Introduction
Step 1: Identify the Skills Your Athletes Need
Step 2: Know Your Athletes
Step 3: Analyze Your Situation
Step 4: Establish Priorities
Step 5: Select the Methods for Teaching
Step 6: Plan Practices
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 13. Training Basics
Introduction
Components of Physical Fitness
Your Role in Physical Training
Training Principles
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 14. Training for Energy Fitness
Introduction
Physiology of Energy Systems
Evaluation
Designing a Training Program
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 15. Training for Muscular Fitness
Introduction
Muscle Anatomy
How Muscles Work
Evaluation
Designing a Training Program
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 16. Fueling Your Athletes
Introduction
Know Your Nutrients
Eating for Health and Performance
Hydration
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 17. Battling Drugs
Introduction
Drugs 101
Your Role in Prevention
When Athletes Have a Drug Problem
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 18. Managing Your Team
Introduction
The Seven Managers You Need to Be
Time Well Spent
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 19. Managing Relationships
Introduction
Interpersonal Skills
Resolving Conflict
Special Relationships
Working With Parents
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz

Unit 20. Managing Risk
Introduction
The Process
Coaches' Legal Duties
Coaching Roundtable
Summary
Quiz
Course Test

Author

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.