CYOCH Catholic Coaching Essentials Online Course

CYOCH Catholic Coaching Essentials Online Course

ISBN 9781718226340

Regular price $35.00 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Online reading assignments and activities
  • Online Coaching Aids documents
  • Online test
Coaching kids is a great way to make a positive difference in their lives. Coaching in Catholic sports programs is a way to teach Gospel values through sports while having fun with young people. Welcome to a ministry that will change your life!

In Catholic Coaching Essentials Online Course, you’ll learn a faith-based approach for coaching the skills and tactics of youth sports and providing 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 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 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 do the following:
  • Meet your coaching responsibilities, including examining your priorities as a Catholic youth sport 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
  • Create plans for your season and individual practices


Sport coaches of athletes ages 6 to 13 participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting.
Unit 1. Coaching as Catholic Youth Ministry
Unit 2. Communication
Unit 3. Safety and Fitness
Unit 4. Teaching and Shaping Skills
Unit 5. Coaching on Competition Day
Unit 6. Season and Practice Plans
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) has partnered with Human Kinetics Coach Education to provide online training and certification for their coaches. The customized courses incorporate faith-based content developed by NFCYM and carry the endorsement of NFCYM.

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.