The purpose of the Head Coach Development Program (HCDP) is for the Academy to provide a one-of-a-kind certificate program in sports coaching to students. Each course is specifically designed to meet the needs of coaching professionals and act as a tool to aid them in becoming leaders of their coaching communities (Head Coaches). Each coaching student will attend four (4) coaching courses to introduce them to the latest in coaching theory for Performance Athletes. Those courses will utilize the students’ experiences to provide them with an even stronger understanding of the skills needed to benefit the athletes and teams of their home club in the pursuit of high performance and success at the next level of competition. Upon completion of the four-course program, selected student-coaches will be chosen to participate in a hands-on practicum opportunity.
|Level||Head Coach Development Program|
|CEB 571||Sports Coaching Methodology|
|CEB 574||Coaching Technical & Tactical Skills|
|CER 525||Strength & Conditioning for Performance Athletes|
|CEB 568||Sport Psychology for Performance Athletes|
|CPT 597||Coaching Practicum|
CEB 571 ADVANCED SPORTS COACHING METHODOLOGY
This advanced course is designed to serve as the foundation for students to progress towards becoming a Head Coach who can organize and communicate the Plan, Implement, Review, Adjust cycle for an entire program including multiple training groups and a staff of Lead and Assistant Coaches. This course will discuss the primary functions of quality coaches (Set the Vision & Strategy, shape the Environment, Build Relationships, Conduct Practices & Structure Competitions, Read & React to the Field, and Learn & Reflect) from a program management perspective.
CEB 574 COACHING TECHNICAL & TACTICAL SKILLS
This course is designed to focus on physical, physiological, and psychological factors that affect motor skill acquisition, performance, retention, and transfer. The full range of skills from foundational movement to precision technical sports skills will be considered with a special focus on topics such as practice planning, drill design, and feedback for learning and motivation
CER 525 STRENGTH & CONDITIONING FOR PERFORMANCE ATHLETES
This is a course designed to study the fundamental principles of training and nutrition associated with the disciplines of physical education, sport, and exercise. The course is intended to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the anatomical and physiological systems within the human body. Head coaches can use sport conditioning, strength training, and an awareness of fitness and nutrition programs in order to enhance individual and team performance in competition. This knowledge should translate into the ability to design and implement various sport conditioning programs.
CEB 568 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY FOR PERFORMANCE ATHLETES
This course focuses on the study of human behavior in sport and exercise settings. It is designed to provide the student with information about research in the field of sport and exercise psychology as well as practical knowledge to become a more athletic coach. Sport and exercise psychology provides us with knowledge to bridge the gap between research and practice that can help coaches have a positive effect on their athletes.
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