In most athletics programs, fund raising to supplement budgets is becoming much more important. Successful athletics programs and teams are becoming increasingly tied to the coaches and/or athletic director's ability to generate funds from other sources. This course offers the athletics coach and/or athletic administrator the opportunity to learn and apply actual fund-raising and marketing plans for your program.
Any coach or athlete who achieves success in competitive sport does so because of a high level of mastery in the mental aspects of performance. Fundamental to all behavior is the understanding of motivation. All learning and improvement is tied to the psychological dimension of motivation. This course offers the opportunity to learn and apply correct psychological principles for enhancing motivation within the competitive sport context.
Important to athletic success is the development of leadership and team cohesion. Leadership, defined, is simply behavior that influences. Everyone on a team is, in some way, a leader. Successful coaches know how to develop a team culture of leadership that results in greater individual and team success. This course provides an applied overview of effective leadership and how to develop of team cohesion within an athletic context.
This course is designed to encourage the coach to think about the various elements of successful coaching beyond simply the skill requirements of their respective sport. The ability to successfully organize, lead, motivate, relate, and evaluate is foundational to the coach within the profession. The purpose of this course is to assist the coach in their professional development relative to the overall requirements necessary for the coaching profession.
This course focuses on the important areas of character development, moral reasoning, and ethical issues typically found in sport. The course activities include interactions with other successful coaches, interviews, readings, and personal reflection. There are practical experiences designed specifically for your student-athletes. This course provides practical experiences for the coach and athlete to think more deeply about moral character, ethical issues, and dilemmas encountered in our competitive world.
This course is designed to encourage the coach to think about the issues and facts that surround the usages of performance-enhancing supplements typically encountered by the coach in our athletically competitive world. The National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC) as part of the NASPE national standards calls for coaches to be knowledgeable in the area of performance-enhancing substances. Course activities include coaches interviews, readings, personal reflection, observations, and guided evaluation through practical experiences with current student-athletes or coaches.
This course is designed to encourage the coach to examine gender differences and stereotypes that are typically encountered by coaches as they coach female athletes in our competitive world. The activities of this course are designed to better acquaint and refine the coach’s understandings of the current athletic environment relative to the female athletes. Activities such as coach’s interviews, readings, a focused web search, observations, and guided evaluation through practical experiences with current coaches and/or female student-athletes are part of the course.
Plyometrics refers to exercise that enables a muscle to reach maximal strength in as short a time as possible. Such exercises usually involve some form of jumping, but other modes of exercise exist. This course is designed to teach the high school coach or teacher how plyometric training works, why they are used, and how to integrate them into a complete training program.
How can we better teach and develop mental toughness in our athletes? What really allows people to overcome their fear of failure? How can a coach create an environment in which the drive to succeed is greater than the fear of failure? This course presents several varied applied activities that can inspire and motivate coaches and their students or athletes toward achievement levels that they may not have felt possible.
NEW! This online course covers the tactical and technical skills necessary for the successful teaching and coaching of competitive volleyball. You will learn to effectively design practice, in-season, off-season plans, and game plans in ways to optimize learning. The course is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.