Train Coaches

Coaches that share the same mission for your team is the number one priority to managing a successful team. Your previous year’s athletes have mastered the basics and are yearning for more. You have refined your program for new shooters for your team. Now it’s time to enhance your staff’s coaching abilities to keep up with the demand of athletes who want to improve upon their shooting abilities.

  1. Meet as a group and define some goals as related to coaching enhancements.
  2. Begin to enhance your skills through formal training as it relates to the following:
    • Coaching
    • Shooting skills
    • Safety
    • First Aid
    • Leadership
    • Ethics
  3. Research classes and seminars that you approve and that match the style of your team. Not all instructors are the same and many may not fall within the parameters of what you believe.
  4. Work with instructors to set up classes for as many of your coaching staff as you can. Consider breaking up your groups to keep classes smaller offering more one on one instruction.
  5. As the head coach you should also be going to as many training opportunities as possible. It’s important to lead by example and coaches will follow your lead.
  6. Stagger the classes and use a variety of instructors. It’s a good idea to pick up little things that will help you and your staff accomplish the needs of your team.
  7. Consider paying for the coaches training. Your coaches are volunteers and many consider it a nice offering by the team to cover the costs as it relates to education. The benefits will greatly justify the cost when it comes to a unified coaching staff.
  8. Pace yourself and do not overload your coaches all in one season. Many of the courses offered are set up in phases or stages and one or two a year in the off season is plenty.
  9. Hold a yearly review with your staff and decide what courses were helpful and what were not. The better the material the better you and your staff will be able to project information to your athletes.

Resources:

Title: Coaching For A Change
Source: Minnesota State High School League
Topic(s): Game plan to prevent violence
Cost: Free

Title: Why We Play
Source: Minnesota State High School League
Topic(s): Why do I coach
Cost: Free

Title: Concussions & Return To Play Protocol
Source: Minnesota State High School League
Topic(s): Concussions
Cost: Free

Title: Bloodborne Pathogens
Source: Minnesota State High School League
Topic(s): Bloody wound management
Cost: Free

Title: Heat Acclimation & Heat Illness
Source: Minnesota State High School League
Topic(s): Prevention and treatment for heat stroke
Cost: Free

Title: Medical Emergencies
Source: Minnesota State High School League
Topic(s): Create an action plan for medical emergencies
Cost: Free

Title: First Aid, Health And Safety For Coaches
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations/American Red Cross
Topic(s): Overview of first aid and the best practices for many first aid situations
Cost: $45

Title: Strength And Conditioning
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Principles of conditioning and in-depth best practices.
Cost: $50

Title: Teaching And Modeling Behavior
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Proactive approach for appropriate behavior and sportsmanship.
Cost: $20

Title: Engaging Effectively With Parents
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Guidance for speaking, listening, and implementing a system for problematic parents.
Cost: $20

Title: Positive Sport Parenting
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Proper behavior by parents in school sports.
Cost: Free – with registration

Title: Sportsmanship
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Identifies your role in modeling sportsmanship in all interscholastic athletic events.
Cost: Free – with registration

Title: Fundamentals Of Coaching
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Assists coaches in creating a healthy and age-appropriate athletic experience.
Cost: $35

Title: Coaching Unified Sports
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Unite Special Olympic athletes and partners without disabilities as teammates for training and competition.
Cost: Free – with registration

Title: Teaching Sports Skills
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Successful coaching and teaching share many characteristics in their approaches and results.
Cost: $50

Title: Creating A Safe And Respectful Environment
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Educates coaches for recommendations for inappropriate relationships and behaviors, hazing and bullying.
Cost: Free – with registration

Title: Reading And Learning Strategies
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Simple ways to improve learning to help students achieve academic goals.
Cost: Free – with registration

Title: Coaching Today
Source: National Federation Of State High School Associations
Topic(s): Various
Cost: Free

 

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