This NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course provides a unique student-centered curriculum for interscholastic teacher/coaches, assisting them in creating a healthy and age-appropriate athletic experience that supports the educational mission of our nation's schools. Please check with your state association to see if this course complies with your state requirements. Upon purchase, an individual will have access to the course for one year.
Course comes with
1. Educational Athletics and t...7 Sections
- Course Welcome
- Unit 1 Objectives
- History, Mission and Purpose of Interscholastic Athletics
- The Role of Teacher/Coach
- Coaching Philosophy
- The Place of Winning in Interscholastic Athletics
- Expected Outcomes of Interscholastic Athletics
2. The Teacher/Coach as Manager6 Sections
- Unit 2 Objectives
- Health and Well-being
- Management of Stakeholders
- Legal/Liability Concerns
3. The Teacher/Coach and Inter...5 Sections
- Unit 3 Objectives
- An Optimal Coaching Environment
- Mental Skills
4. The Teacher/Coach and Physi...10 Sections
- Unit 4 Objectives
- Teaching and Learning
- Rest and Recovery
- Training Schedule
- The Individual Practice Session
- Growth and Development
- Performance Enhancing Substances
- Injury Prevention
5. The Coach as Teacher5 Sections
- Unit 5 Objectives
- Teaching and Learning
- Technical Skill Development
- Tactical Awareness
- Practice Planning
6. Course Conclusion1 Sections
This Course Includes
- Approved for 12 Clock Hours
- Certificate of Completion
- Additional Resources
NFHS National Coaching Credentials
The NFHS Learning Center offers a 3-level national coaching credential that helps you gain knowledge you can use to provide a fun, educational, and a safer environment for your students.
This national credential was developed for individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level. The goal is to enhance the ability of the coach to better serve students, the school, the community, and the profession of coaching.
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