Coaching Essentials Online Course

Coaching Essentials Online Course

ISBN 9781718226319

Regular price $19.95 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Online reading assignments and activities
  • Online Coaching Aid documents
  • Online test
Learn fundamental concepts so you come away with the most important skills and tactics needed for the responsibilities of coaching youth sports.

In Coaching Essentials Online Course, you’ll learn to prepare for your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by excerpts taken from various Coaching Youth Sport books (written by Human Kinetics Coach Education), which are provided as PDFs within the online course. As you progress through the course, you’ll be prompted to read excerpts to complete course activities.

The course includes many interactive exercises that apply the concepts from the book excerpts. It introduces volunteer coaches to the games approach to coaching, which uses small-sided games to teach skills and tactics. It also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard utility with forms, documents, and detailed plans for successful practice sessions and game-day coaching.

After completing the course units, you’ll take the 30-question test online. Upon successfully passing the test, you will be entered in the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who've completed Human Kinetics Coach Education courses. Sport administrators have access to the registry, allowing them to track coaches' course completion.

Learning Objectives
In this course, you’ll learn how to
  • meet your coaching responsibilities, including examining your priorities as a coach;
  • communicate effectively with athletes, parents, and officials;
  • provide for safety and respond to injuries;
  • develop a training program for athletes to promote lifelong fitness;
  • prepare for, and coach on, competition day; and
  • create plans for your season and individual practices.


Sport coaches of athletes ages 6 to 13 participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting.
Your Responsibilities as Coach
Safety and Fitness
Season and Practice Plans
Game-Day Coaching
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.