3EndorsementsNational Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA)
4This is the home page for the NFHS Learning Center which houses our coach education courses and modules. Eventually, it will house parent education, student education etc
5Content DevelopmentHistory, Mission and Purpose of Interscholastic AthleticsTeacher/coach emphasisStudentStudent-centered coaching philosophyPlace of winning in interscholastic athleticsEducational outcomes of interscholastic athleticsTeachable momentsDeveloped with and for the interscholastic teacher/coach.Educational based sports have wavered from its original purpose. If we don’t begin to return to the mission and purpose of sport we will lose it from our schools. Club programs, youth sports, collegiate sport and professional sports have a different mission then does interscholastic sport. The intent of this course is to train interscholastic coaches and not other level coaches.Key terms that are referred to throughout the course are “teacher/coach”, “student”, “student-centered coaching philosophy” and “teachable moments.”Student first, athlete secondLessons that you learn in athletics are different than you can learn in the classroomWhat is the point of being an adolescent? – find your boundaries and figure out who you are. Morally, physically, etc. Do this by pushing the envelope and straining at the reigns. But this is just against what coaches want – do what I asked you to do because I told you to. How do we make this work?Place of winning – pleasant by product of educating students and developing good citizens. A non-educator your perspective of this is different than a trained educator. Winning isn’t bad. If you would do anything to win, that is bad.
6NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Curriculum Unit 1 – Educational Athletics and the Role of the Teacher/CoachUnit 2 – The Coach as ManagerUnit 3 – The Coach and Interpersonal SkillsUnit 4 – The Coach and Physical ConditioningUnit 5 – The Coach as Teacher
7Unit 1 - Educational Athletics and the Role of the Teacher/Coach Welcome and introduction to the NFHS Coaches Education ProgramHistory, mission and purpose of interscholastic athleticsHistorical perspectiveEducational athleticsThe role of the teacher/coachInfluenceLeaderModel
8History, Mission and Purpose of Interscholastic Athletics
10Describes a moment of educational opportunity. Teachable MomentDescribes a moment of educational opportunity.It is a time when a person, particularly a child or adolescent, is likely to be disposed to learn something or is especially responsive to being taught or made aware of something.
12Unit 1 – Educational Athletics (Continued) Coaching philosophyYour motivation to coachNFHS Coaches Code of EthicsStudent-centered coaching philosophyThe place of winning in interscholastic athleticsSelf-awarenessCommunicating your coaching philosophyExpected outcomes of interscholastic athleticsPromotion of learningCitizenshipSportsmanshipHealthy lifestyleLife skillsOngoing professional developmentA continuing obligation for high school coaches
15Unit 2 - The Coach as Manager OrganizationManagerial responsibilitiesOff-seasonPre-seasonIn-seasonAdministrationChain of authorityFacilitiesTransportationSchedulingEligibilityBudgetInsuranceHealth and well-being of student-athletesPre-participation physicalsGood Samaritan LawMinimizing risksImplementing a sport safety program
16Unit 2 – The Coach as Manager (Continued) Management of stakeholdersStudentsParents/GuardiansFellow coachesSchool faculty and staffLegal/liability concernsConstitutional and federal law foundationsState law foundationsLocal athletic policy handbookFourteen duties of the interscholastic teacher/coachElements of negligenceDefenses against negligence
18Unit 3 – The Coach and Interpersonal Skills Creating the optimal coaching environmentPerceptions of successBasic psychological needsDevelopmentally appropriateInclusiveEthicalCommunicationVerbal and non-verbalReceiving a message
20Unit 3 – The Coach and Interpersonal Skills (Continued) FeedbackIntrinsicExtrinsicReinforcement and punishmentInformationMental skillsGoal settingConfidenceConcentrationIdeal Performance State (IPS)
21Unit 4 – The Coach and Physical Conditioning Developing your training planSport specific physiological demandsPeriodizationRest and recoveryIllnessOvertrainingBody type and body compositionSpecificityDesigning an individual practiceWarm-upBody of practiceCool-down
22Unit 4 – The Coach and Physical Conditioning (Continued) Growth and developmentGender differencesDark side of growth and developmentNutritionRequirements and strategies for a growing studentPre, during and post practice and competition strategiesHydrationRequirement and strategies for a growing studentDrugs in sportPerformance enhancing drugsRecreational drugs
24Unit 5 - The Coach as Teacher Learning definedTechnical skill development and analysisStages of learningOpen and closed skillsProgressionsPractice variablesRole of competitionLength and distributionConstant versus variableWhole versus partTactical skill development and analysisPerformance analysisObservationTactical interviewingContext modification
26Unit 5 – The Coach as Teacher (Continued) Effective practice sessionsPractice plansCoaching during competitionPre-competitionDuring competitionFeedbackSelf-regulation and modelingPost-competitionEvaluationSkillPerformance feedbackCoachProgram
29Delivery Methods Delivered completely online or in a blended format All testing and certification completed onlineOnline may be up-charged by statesOnline VersionLearning paced to the individual userAn engaging, interactive experienceMore consistent deliveryLess costly for coach or school districtLess administration for athletic directors and state associations
30Blended DeliveryDesigned to present Unit 1 and 2 by instructor-led clinic. (4-6 hours)Registration through instructor; all tests onlineCompletion of Units 3, 4 and 5 online (3-5 hours)Option B:All 5 units completed in a computer lab or projected by an LCD under the guidance of an instructor (8-12 hours)Registration and all tests onlineUnits 3, 4, and 5 would be locked and must be viewed to take each unit test (2-4 hours)Option C:Units 1 and 2 presented using NFHS CD/ROM. Units 3, 4, and 5 presented by instructor using their own materials. (8-12 hours)Option b and c – would teach it ALL on line but then coaches would have to go back and complete 3-5 AGAIN to take the exams. This is a LONG version of the course and only really good IF you need hours.
31Administrative Advantages Compliance verified by a simple reportAbility to run different reportsAbility to export into ExcelState Association/AD can check onlinereminders to coach to complete the course.State may set own requirement as to when course must be completedCoach will have access to course for at least one full yearCan add an online State componentResources are downloadable and can be printed by participant. NO handbook.VPA can add a rules test component either on paper at the blended site OR better yet, on the online part. This would be arranged through Webize and would cost a nominal fee. I personally think that it is a great addition.
33Added Value for Coaches & AD’s Free ModulesGatoradeNFHSFree 6 month membership in NFHS Coaches Association ($15 value)Demographic informationNational data base for coachesCourse and Instructor EvaluationsPolling capabilityFederation can access great demographic information – women coaching men, ethnicity etcPolling – questions will pop up while coach is taking online and they can answer them so to help the Fed tailer this course to the future. Ie. What is the biggest thing you face when you coach?”
34How do we train instructors? Approved by State Association (VPA/VSADA)Complete the courseVermont must decide who will be instructorsQualifications? Regions? Former ASEP instructors?NFHS Blended ResourcesParticipant GuideInstructor GuideLesson Plan for Units 1 and 2Annotated Instructor GuideCD/ROMContains all host and teachable moment videosManuscript for Unit 1 and 2This calendar year, the NFHS is going to give the instructor the course free. We need to sign the intent form – after talking next week. They would like us to commit by July.VPA/VSADA has to approve ALL instructors – not everyone should be an instructor.Who will buy the instructor materials – state organization, instructor – we will need to decide that.
35Instructor Kit Available on CD/ROM Free of charge in 2007Host videosTM videosPowerPoint SlidesCoach/Instructor GuideLesson PlansExercises/Group ActivitiesManuscript for Units 1 and 2Copy at school or copy centerAvailable for purchase through NFHS for fee
36Costs NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course Online $35 State association can up-chargeBlended Delivery $35State association or approved instructors can purchase Coach Guides – or you can print your own for free!NFHS $35 and state can up-chargeCD/ROM – No cost to state associations in 2007Annotated Instructor GuideManuscriptVideos – Host and Teachable MomentEverything available to print “at home”Vermont must decide cost of programwe need to decide who gets trained and who pays for the materials. Need to find ways to identify GOOD instructors. Can team instructors to teach new ones. Old ASEP instructors plus selected new ones.Maybe top 2-3 ads in each region or league.COSTVPA can up the cost – to pay instructors, permanent certification, added state component, materials etc – for blended or onlineIf you purchase the blended version, the coach will get a participant guide for their $35 fee.
37Availability Online - Currently Available Blended - May 1, 2007 Access at nfhslearn.comBlended - May 1, 2007Units 1 and 2 instructor-led clinicUnits 3, 4, and 5 online
38Why should VT go with Fundamentals… The NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course has been created by and for over 750,000 interscholastic coaches in the United StatesCreated for the state associationsTo fulfill the Mission and Purpose of Interscholastic AthleticsFlexible Delivery – Online/BlendedEasy AdministrationCost is more affordableNon-exclusiveEndorsement by NASSP/NIAAA
39The “Train” is leaving – Are we on-board? 26 states have adoptedJuly 1, 2007 implementation12 states reviewing for adoption forVermont is one of these states8 states with no requirement but will promote5 states with own coursesGoal is 38 states by the fall – can use both programs at the same time. Coaches or AD’s can make the choice.
40How will the NFHS support VT? Marketing assistance & materialsImplementation Kit:WebsiteTemplates of sample letters and sPromotional pieces – all mediumsFAQ’s and How to….User support websites and phone numbersWeb development assistanceBanners for our websiteIdeas for corporate sponsorship
41Ability to Add Content Content can be added to PowerPoint presentation Ability to add VPA rules to presentationAbility to add handouts/resources as applicableAbility work with Creative Street to customize a rules review for on-line completionThis can include rules clinicsThis can include bylaws and policiesThis can include on-line rules review
42What is next for VT? Will we endorse? If yes, Online or blended or both?Exclusive with NFHS or continue to allow ASEP?What will we add? Who will do it?Content, rules section, handouts, quizzesWho will be trained? Process?What will we charge?Instructor fees, materials, blended vs onlineIf we decide to go with new program we need to update our state requirement sheet.Intent form will need to be co-signed by Vsada president AND the VPA rep
43What comes after Fundamentals? Free modulesGatoradeNFHSMulti-faceted single-focused learning modules – similar to LTC programSport-specific modules for every NFHS sportPresents the techniques and tactics of the sport to interscholastic coachesThree sports already in process:Golf (working with USGA)Volleyball (USA Volleyball)Soccer (US Soccer Coaches Association)Goal is to form a multilevel coaching education program. Coaching principles, sport specific, first aid, legalAdding single focused learning modulesStarting with these 3 sports bc those they are sort of ready to go. Outside groups are forming the curriculum – Soccer coaches association etc.
44Single-Focused Learning Modules Dealing with ParentsHydrationSexual HarassmentHazingSportsmanshipEating Disorders/Disordered EatingLegal Responsibilities of CoachesGender and CompetitionDealing with Drugs and TobaccoSportsmanshipRisk managementDealing with parentsMission and focus
46NFHS First Aid for Coaches Course … a component of Sport Safety Training“”As a lifelong athlete, I know how critical it is to be trained by a coach who makes the safety of his athletes his number one priority. Your best defense against injury is a good offense – and that means being prepared by taking American Red Cross Sport Safety Training.”Peyton Manning
47NFHS First Aid for Coaches Content Development TeamAmerican Red CrossUnited States Olympic CommitteeNational Athletic Trainers AssociationUSA SwimmingVenturing – BSANaval Aviation Schools Command
48NFHS First Aid for Coaches Delivery MethodWeb access 24/7Easy to navigateNationally recognized certification& telephone help desk