How to Adopt Scholastic Coach Education Courses

Scholastic- and club-level courses include Coaching Principles, Coaching Orientation, Sport First Aid, and advanced sport-specific technical and tactical skills courses. The courses are geared toward coaches of athletes ages 14 and older and are used by state high school associations, state athletic directors associations, individual school districts, club sport organizations, national governing bodies of Olympic sports, and state and national coaches associations in credentialing coaches. 

Classroom courses 

Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid are offered as classroom courses. Coaching Principles is an eight-hour course followed by self-study of the course text, Successful Coaching, and a 100-question test. Sport First Aid is a four-hour course followed by self-study of the text Sport First Aid and a 75-question test. Classroom course materials that a coach/student receives include the respective textbook (in print book or e-book format), workbook, and test package. 

Classroom courses are taught by certified instructors. Instructors are typically high school athletic directors who are provided ancillaries (instructor guide and DVD) for conducting the course. Coaches/students have the option of taking the course test online or paper-pencil (graded by Human Kinetics Coach Education). Find out how you can become a certified instructor in Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid. 

Online courses 

Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid are also offered as online courses. Coaching Orientation and the advanced sport-specific courses are only offered as online courses. The courses include a textbook, available as ebook or paperback. In addition to reading assignments, the online courses feature video clips, interactive exercises, audio clips, quizzes, and other activities that put the coach in real-life practice and game-day situations. Coaches take the course test online and receive immediate results. 

As an online course adopter, your organization is provided with a customized portal page on our site (found under the “Organizations” tab) directing coaches to the courses needed to meet your certification requirements. 

Customize your program 

If you qualify, we will work with your association, organization, or district to tailor a program specific to your needs. You select the courses that meet your organization's unique certification requirements. Your program might include a state- or locally-developed course supplement and test. Before we get started, we'll need to look at a number of factors (such as number of coaches to be trained), so please contact us at the information below to begin the conversation. 

Contact us today! 

For more information on adopting our scholastic coaching education courses for your organization, contact: 

Russell Wambles
Assistant Director
Human Kinetics Coach Education
RussellW@hkusa.com
800-747-5698, ext. 7653