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Introduction to Coaching

Introduction to Coaching

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

Course Credits: 0.5

Course Price: $250.00


Course Details:

This course focuses on the various responsibilities of a coach and the skills needed to successfully fill this important position. Throughout the course, students will explore various coaching models and leadership styles, sports nutrition and sports psychology, as well as safety, conditioning, and cross-training. Students will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and decision making skills. The course will also introduce students to game strategy, tactical strategy, skills-based training, and coaching ethics.

Required Materials:

Technical Requirements

A PDF reader and a word-processing program are required for this course. It is also

recommended that you have either a Flash player or MP4 player.

  • Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader
  • QuickTime MP4 Player
  • Word Processing Programs:
    • Microsoft Word
    • Open Office

Syllabus:

Unit 1: The Role of a Coach

  • 1 Sports Careers & Venues

In this section you will be learning more about sports careers. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the various venues where sports are played
  • Compare the roles of the coach at each sports venue
  • List and explain the roles of those that work together for a successful sporting event
  • Research three local coaching opportunities available
  • 2 What is a Coach?

In this section you will be learning about the definition of a coach. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • List and explain the roles of those that work together for a successful sporting event
  • Explain the responsibilities of a coach
  • Identify various professionals a coach associates with and explain how a coach must work with them in order for their team to succeed
  • Interview a coach working in their desired sport 
  • 3 Coaching Philosophy

In this section you will be learning about coaching philosophy. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain various coaching models
  • Create a personal coaching philosophy
  • List various roles filled by a coach
  • Explain some qualities of a good coach
  • Understand the importance of setting personal boundaries
  • Develop a list of personal boundaries
  • Identify moral values and develop a personal code of ethics
  • Develop a coaching philosophy based on your values and beliefs

Unit 2: Building a Team

  • 1 Organization

In this section you will be learning about team organization. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Compose personal goals by using the action plan model
  • List the five areas of administrative duties of a coach
  • Create a balanced practice plan
  • Create a detailed practice plan that includes a variety of skill development opportunities
  • 2 Leadership

In this section you will be learning about leadership. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Evaluate various situations and determine the leadership style used
  • Give examples of how to strengthen teamwork
  • Apply the decision-making model to your life
  • Apply the principles of teamwork and sportsmanship
  • Modify negative feedback into constructive criticism
  • 3 Communication

In this section you will be learning about team communication. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Differentiate between positive and negative feedback
  • Give constructive criticism in order to point out a mistake
  • List and explain the 3 Feedback F’s
  • Demonstrate effective communication by utilizing proper speaking skills, listening skills, and body language
  • Integrate correct conflict resolutions techniques into your life
  • Modify negative feedback into constructive criticism

 Unit 3: Team Safety

  • 1 Sports Safety

In this section you will be learning about sports safety. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain what a good Samaritan law means
  • Identify three things that a reasonable and prudent responder would do
  • Describe what constitutes consent
  • Explain three ways that a person can be exposed to disease while giving first aid
  • Identify three ways that a person can protect oneself from disease exposure while giving first aid
  • Recall the steps for performing CPR
  • Recite what C-A-B stands for (Compressions, Airway, Breathing)
  • Demonstrate how to correctly perform adult CPR
  • Differentiate the difference between adult and child CPR
  • 2 Health-Related Fitness

In this section you will be learning about health related fitness. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Define resting heart rate, maximum heart rate, and target heart rate
  • Calculate your own resting heart rate, maximum heart rate, and target heart rate
  • Take your heart rate manually
  • Identify examples of proper and improper posture and technique
  • 3 Understanding Movement

In this section you will be learning about movement. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Define the components of skill-related fitness
  • Understand basic movement principles
  • Explain how the laws of motion can affect one’s reactions and performance
  • Compare types of levers and how they relate to physical activity
  • Demonstrate proper posture and technique while exercising

 Unit 4: Training Athletes

  • 1 Sports Conditioning

In this section you will be learning about sports conditioning. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following: 

  • List and describe the FITT principles of exercise
  • Apply the FITT principles to the five components of fitness
  • Explain other basic principles of exercise
  • Explain the importance of cross-training
  • Identify a variety of cross-training activities
  • Perform a variety of cross-training activities
  • Perform a variety of skill and agility activities, including speed drills and plyometrics
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper running cues.
  • 2 Game Play & Strategy

In this section you will be learning about game play skills. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss game play and tactical awareness in different sports
  • Explain how the laws of motion can affect one’s reactions and performance
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper kicking cues for two types of kicks.
  • 3 Sport-Specific Training

In this section you will be learning about sport-specific training. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • List a variety of team sports
  • Describe game play for a variety of team sports
  • Identify and explain the three areas of skill in which coaches should help athletes improve
  • Develop a plan to use the various teaching methods to instruct athletes
  • List 5 foundational sport skills
  • Analyze and identify the foundational sport skills used in a variety of sports
  • Teach another person how to correctly throw a ball and correct mistakes 

 Unit 5: Beyond the Playing Field

  • 1 Sports Nutrition

In this section you will be learning about sports nutrition. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • List the food groups outlined by the USDA
  • Explain what nutrients each food group provides the body
  • Explain the effects of tobacco, steroids, and other supplements on physical performance and health
  • Describe the detrimental side effects of drugs
  • Describe the components of a healthy diet
  • Apply the sports nutrition principles in your diet
  • Teach another person how to correctly hit a ball with a bat or racquet and correct mistakes
  • 2 Individualized Coaching

In this section you will be learning about individualized coaching. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify common disabilities and modifications that may be necessary
  • Explain what is needed to help every player feel like a part of the team
  • Modify drills for varying skill levels
  • Differentiate between the different learning styles
  • Determine what learning style they prefer
  • Modify activities for those with disabilities or physical limitations
  • Modify various activities to accommodate those with mental/physical disabilities 
  • 3 Life Coaching

In this section you will be learning about life coaching. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Distinguish between the stages of change
  • Explain why continued education is important to a coach
  • Analyze their personal coaching knowledge and devise a plan to continue increasing in knowledge of their sport
  • Explain how a coach acts as a mentor
  • Research the mission, benefits, and opportunities in three professional coaching organizations

 

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education