Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association feels that coaches are the foundation of any good program and athlete. We recommend that coaches should have some formal education to be prepared to handle all aspects of coaching.
USOC Coaching Education Resource Page http://www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/Athlete-Development/Coaching-Education
Coaching U.S. Paralympic Track and Field – Level I
This course will introduce you to the basics of coaching Paralympic Track and Field, including how to modify training for athletes based upon their specific impairments.
SWAA has recevied a grant for coaches education in Track and Field. We will pay the registration fee of $150 to coaches working with disabled atheltes and attends a USA Track and Field Level 1 Course. Please contact Paul Johnson by email for details. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Find a class here http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Coaching-Education.aspx.
Human Kinetics offers many coaches’ education courses on line to assist you build your foundation for coaching excellence.
Coaching Essentials is a sport-neutral course geared toward coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Coaches will come away from the course with a solid understanding of fundamental coaching concepts and basic coaching responsibilities.
Coaching Orientation provides up-and-coming coaches with the essentials to step on the field for the first time. Clocking in at six hours, Coaching Orientation features interactive exercises, engaging graphics, poignant video vignettes, and quick pace to form a course that is informative, eye-opening, and enjoyable.
After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Start to develop your personal coaching philosophy and coaching objectives.
- Recognize your role in helping your players develop good character.
- Evaluate and improve your communication skills.
- Describe how to build team chemistry and manage your athletes’ behavior using positive discipline and team rules.
- Recognize how to work effectively with administrators, officials, parents, and the media.
- Recognize what motivates high school athletes, and explain how to integrate this knowledge with innovative approaches to learning in order to be an effective teacher.
- Create plans for teaching technical and tactical skills, and describe how to effectively teach and practice these skills.
- Identify educational resources for learning about and keeping abreast of sport-specific skills and the latest technological advances in a sport.
- Recognize your legal responsibilities related to managing risk.
- Explain your responsibilities for ensuring the safety of your athletes, including the following: working with other members of the athletic health care team; handling medical and weather emergencies; providing safe athletic facilities and equipment; and coordinating physical exams and medical records.
- Recognize your role in promoting physical fitness with your athletes.
- Develop instructional plans for the season and for individual practices.
Please visit our SWAA Portal page to sign-up for an on line course today