Coaching Orientation Online Course 2nd Edition

Coaching Orientation Online Course 2nd Edition

ISBN 9781492514046

Regular price $22.95 $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, 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
Gleaning material from the Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses and accompanying texts, Coaching Orientation provides up-and-coming coaches with the essentials to step onto the field for the first time. Clocking in at six hours, Coaching Orientation features interactive exercises, engaging graphics, poignant video vignettes, and a quick pace to form a course that is informative, eye-opening, and enjoyable.

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.


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), Coaching Orientation 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
  • Communication
  • 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
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.