LA84 Foundation CIF Southern Section Coaching Orientation 2nd Edition Online Course

LA84 Foundation CIF Southern Section Coaching Orientation 2nd Edition Online Course

ISBN 9781718226739

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This package includes the following:
  • Online reading assignments, video clips, and activities
  • Online Coaching Aid documents
  • Online Coaching Orientation certification test
  • Online CIF certification test
Gleaning material from the Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills online courses and accompanying texts, LA84 Foundation CIF Southern Section Coaching Orientation, Second Edition Online Course, provides up-and-coming coaches with the essentials to step onto the field for the first time. The course features interactive exercises, engaging graphics, poignant video vignettes, and an entire unit covering CIF-specific information on policies, procedures, rules, and reporting. The California Interscholastic Federation and the California Department of Education have reviewed this course and recognize it as meeting California coaching education requirements.

After completing the course units, you’ll take the 50-question Coaching Orientation test online, as well as a test covering CIF bylaws. Upon successfully passing the tests, 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
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 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
  • Understand CIF-specific information on policies, procedures, rules, and reporting requirements


California high school coaches who coach in the CIF Southern Section.
Unit 1. Getting Started
Your Coaching Philosophy
Your Coaching Objectives
Coaching for Character

Unit 2. Building Relationships
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

Unit 7. CIF Coaching Orientation
School Information
State Coaching Information
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.

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Coaching Education Program was developed to enhance the experience of student-athletes by ensuring that their coaches meet a minimum level of professional training. The program provides strong, pragmatic, and comprehensive instruction for coaches of interscholastic athletics in California. This instruction is consistent with the highest national standards set by the California State Legislature, the California Department of Education, and the California Interscholastic Federation.
LA84 Foundation’s mission is to serve youth through sport and to increase knowledge of sport and its impact on people's lives. LA84 Foundation supports an array of youth sport programming, and the foundation awards grants to youth sport organizations within the eight southernmost counties of California. The organization also conducts youth sport and coaching education programs, several of which have become models for similar programs nationwide. It is a private, nonprofit institution that has committed more than $185 million since 1985 to accomplish its mission. More than two million boys and girls and 1,000 youth sport organizations throughout Southern California have benefited from the endowment.