Basic Coaching Course | Project Management | Online Courses


Description: This course provides a general overview of basic coaching principles, sports first aid, player relationships, team building, and preparing the player’s mental approach to performance. This course is delivered entirely online. 

 Prerequisite: None 

Learning Objectives: Students will learn to 

  • develop the capacities and qualities of coaching and working with athletes 
  •  teach skills and characteristics that make a champion-such as high self-esteem, courage, fortitude, determination, perseverance, tenacity, self-awareness, and integrity. 
  •  prepare for the ability to take risks, and the ability to learn from failure. 
  •  develop appropriate coaching strategies aimed at perfecting the player’s mental approach to performance 
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  • Student will write a 7 – 10 page Essay on their general coaching philosophy, safety, and mental approach to “the game”. Submit within the first 6 weeks of starting this course. 
  • Student will develop a strategic plan to build strong relationships among team members. Submit within 3 months of starting this course. 

Recommended Text: 

Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports and Everyday Life. 2005. H. A. Dorfman 

 The Way of the Champion: Lessons from Sun Tzu’s The art of War and other Tao Wisdom for Sports & life. 2006. Jerry Lynch Ph.D. and Chungli ang Al Huang 

 Sport First Aid-5th Edition. 2013. Melinda Flegel