VHSL Basic Online Course-2nd Edition

VHSL Basic Online Course-2nd Edition

ISBN 9781718202900

Regular price $30.00 $0.00

Online Course

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 VHSL state component, 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, the Basic VHSL Course provides up-and-coming Virginia coaches with the essentials to step on the field for the first time. The last unit of the course is the VHSL state component, containing organization-specific information that tests coaches on VHSL instructions and handbook. Clocking in at six hours, the Basic VHSL Course features interactive exercises, engaging graphics, poignant video vignettes, and 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.
  • Have a clear understanding of VHSL-specific information contained in the VHSL handbook.

Audience

Geared toward Virginia 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), the Basic VHSL Course covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.

Table of Contents

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

Unit 7: VHSL Component
VHSL Organization and Structure
Legislation
VHSL Handbook and Policy Manual
Eligibility
Due Process
Safe Environment Training and National Standards
Wrapping Up
What's Next

Author

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.