Athletes face a multitude of challenges, such as the internal pressure to win, living up to unreasonable external expectations, temptations to find or succumb to taking shortcuts or even cheating, unhealthy body image, coming back from injury, staying injury-free, or trying to land an important scholarship. It can be just as difficult for coaches to manage this array of challenges as it is for athletes. In this course, coaches are reminded of these challenges and equipped with techniques to help their athletes overcome these issues and identify positive, healthy solutions. Coaches learn how to create, build and cultivate a personalized coaching philosophy and how to employ decision-making strategies and quality coaching methods to navigate difficult situations with athletes and parents.
Course 1 Learning Objectives:
- Develop a set of ethical guidelines for your coaching practice that are mindful of the moral development of your athletes
- Explain your coaching philosophy, understanding that coaching is mentoring
- Employ ethical coaching methods based on personal moral principles
- Foster and facilitate sportsmanship and ethical behavior in your athletes
- Employ decision-making strategies and quality coaching methods to navigate difficult situations with athletes and parents
- Appreciate the importance of effective communication with parents and athletes and understand your role in fostering it
Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation
of Coaching Education (NCACE).