Beyond the X and O's: Thrive as a Youth Sports Coach
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Beyond the X and O's: Thrive as a Youth Sports Coach

Introduces coaches of all experience levels to research-informed strategies to maximize athlete performance
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Created by Jason Hoseney
Last updated 12/2017
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Introduces coaches of all experience levels to research-informed strategies to guide their teams and individual players to reach their full potential.
  • Identify the difference between a coach and a coach mentor
  • Understand how to develop youth through sports by using philosophies associated with the Youth Development Sport Model.
  • Describe the benefits of sports and why youth play sports and identify reasons why they quit.
  • Describe and use research-informed strategies to motivate teams and players to reach their full potential.
Requirements
  • Youth sports coaches interested in learning more about how they can effectively meet the challenges of coaching beyond just scripting plays and developing drills.
Description

Beyond the X and O’s: Introduces coaches of all experience levels to research-informed strategies to guide their teams and individual players to reach their full potential. Course topics include:  

  • The Benefits of Sports
  • The 3 Types of Youth Sports Participants
  • How to Create an Engaging Sports Experience
  • How to Communicate Effectively with Your Players
  • How to give Feedback that Inspires Youth to Improve 
  • Adopt a Growth Mindset that Creates Champions in Sports and Life
  • How to Teach Youth to Believe in Themselves
  • Why Youth Play Sports and Why they Quit
  • and much more . . .
Who this course is for:
  • Youth and High School Sports Coaches
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 01:03:37
+ Introduction
3 lectures 11:49

This lesson includes a brief introduction by Sports Coaching Associates (SCA) founder and CEO, Jason Hoseney.

The lecture video provides an overview of the course including:

  • topics featured in the course
  • and expected learning objectives
Preview 02:54

The youth development through sports movement is dependent on coaches serving as mentors to young athletes. Coaches play a significant role in shaping the life choices of their players and are in key positions to teach life lessons in an environment unparalleled to any other.  The values and life lessons that can be learned through sports can have a positive impact on our communities. Coaches play an extremely important role in providing a sports culture that encourages youth to be champions both in sports and in life.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  1. Coaches will learn what serving as a mentor means in a sports environment.
  2. Coaches will identify how they can serve as mentors in their role as sport coaches.
Preview 04:36

This quiz will review the learning objectives in the lesson Coaches as Mentors.

Coaches As Mentors
7 questions

Research demonstrates that in the right environment sports can deliver on many promising benefits to youth participants. This lesson reviews what sports psychologists and sport educators claim are the health, psychological and social benefits associated with playing sports.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  1.  Coaches will learn and identify the benefits of sport participation.
Preview 04:19

The following quiz reviews the learning objectives of The Benefits of Sports lesson.  Questions will cover the values and life lessons learned through sports participation.

The Benefits of Sports
5 questions
+ Creating a Culture of Success
3 lectures 16:18

In the previous lesson we learned some of the many reasons why parents encourage youth to play sports but what do youth say?  In this lesson you will learn what young athletes say they want from their sports experience.  Research on this subject may surprise some coaches and provides a perspective that is critical for coaches to be mindful of when working with young student-athletes.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  1. Coaches will learn and identify the reasons youth play sports
  2. Coaches will learn and identify why youth quit sports
Why Do Youth Play Sports?
03:41

In this lesson we will review the learning objectives associated with the lesson Why Youth Play Sports and Why They Quit.

Why Do Youth Play Sports?
5 questions
Three Types of Youth Sports Participants and Bullying in Sports
05:41

The following quiz will review the learning objectives associated with the lesson 3 Types of Youth Participants and Bullying in Sports

3 Types of Youth Participants and Bullying in Sports?
5 questions

In this lesson you will learn what it means to create a meaningful, positive experience for athletes. Based on the benefits of sports and what players want from their experience, coaches can develop an environment where every player thrives and keeps coming back year after year.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Coaches will learn and identify the outcomes youth athletes want from their sports experience

How Coaches Can Create a Meaningful Sports Experience
06:56

In this quiz we will review the learning objectives associated with the lesson How to Create a Meaningful Sports Experience.

How Coaches Can Create a Meaningful Sports Experience
5 questions
+ Coaches Toolbox
4 lectures 24:22
How to Communicate Effectively with Your Players
04:38

The following quiz reviews the learning objectives associated with the lesson How to Communicate Effectively with Your Players

How to Communicate Effectively with Your Players
8 questions

Helping players recover from mistakes quickly, giving timely, specific and actionable feedback, and sharing the responsibility of encouragement are all part of inspiring players to perform at their best. Communicating effectively requires we deliver information in a way youth will hear what we are saying.  This lesson also includes a resource on how to teach your players positive self-talk. Players will ‘bounce-back’ from mistakes much quicker when they master the skills of speaking positively to themselves.

Learning Objectives

  1.  Coaches will learn and identify ways they can help players quickly recover from mistakes
  2.  Coaches will learn and identify ways they can communicate more specifically to inspire actionable responses from their players
  3.  Coaches will learn the importance of sharing the responsibility of encouragement
  4.  Coaches will learn how to teach their players to use positive self-talk to recover more quickly from mistakes
How to Give Feedback that Inspires Athletes to Improve
07:56

The following quiz questions will review the learning objectives associated with the lesson Mistakes and Feedback

How to Give Feedback that Inspires Athletes to Improve
5 questions

In a 2013 New Zealand study researchers found that players who believed they were capable of improving and mastering sports related skills were more likely to gain the health, psychological and social benefits of sports.  Coaches play an instrumental role in helping players believe in themselves.  As legendary Notre Dame Football Coach, Ara Parasheghian says, “make your players see what they can become rather than what they are.”  Adopting a growth mindset philosophy that demonstrates belief in all your players’ ability to improve and reach their full potential is a key to helping young athletes realize the promise and power of sports.

In addition, we’ve added two goal setting resources you can use to help your players set individual-based goals.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  1.  Coaches will learn the difference between a fixed versus a growth mindset.
Adopt a Growth Mindset that Creates Champions in Sports and Life
05:08

The following quiz will review the learning objectives associated with the lesson Adopt a Growth Mindset that Creates Champions in Sports and Live.

Adopt a Growth Mindset that Creates Champions in Sports and Life
5 questions

In this lesson you will learn how to increase each of your player’s self-confidence. Coaches play a pivotal role in helping young-athletes develop self-confidence that leads to internal motivation. By applying these strategies your players will be inspired to give maximum effort to improve their game and persist in sports longer.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  1.  Coaches will learn and identify how they can increase an athlete’s self-confidence.
  2.  Coaches will learn how to help their players use visualization to improve their performance.
How to Teach Athletes to Believe in Themselves
06:40

This quiz will review the learning objectives associated with the lesson How to Teach Athletes to Believe in Themselves.

How to Teach Athletes Believe in Themselves
6 questions
+ Wrap Up
2 lectures 11:08

Even the most knowledgeable coaches can struggle if they do not take time to get organized. Being organized starts before you even meet with your players and should continue throughout the season. In this lesson we provide strategies and tips to help you become more organized as a coach as well as some basic first-aid information to consider. You have learned a lot in this course. You possibly gained more tools to use to help your athletes reach their full potential but if we don’t access those tools they do us little good in our toolbox. When our toolbox is organized and we have planned how and when to use those tools the benefits of this course will be fully realized.

Learning Objectives

  1.  Coaches will learn how to become and stay organized throughout their season
  2.  Coaches will learn how to handle sports-related head injuries and the importance of first aid
Getting Organized and First Aid Basics
05:40

In this quiz we will review the learning objectives associated with the lesson Getting Organized and First Aid Basics.

Getting Organized and First Aid Basics
7 questions

In this lesson you will learn the importance of celebrating both small and big successes. In addition, this lesson reviews the true purpose of sports and how you can positively impact young athletes.

Learning Objectives

  1.  Coaches will learn and identify the reasons why celebrating early and often is important to the successful development of their players and team.
  2.  Coaches will learn and reflect on how sports can have a positive impact on society.
Celebration and the Purpose of Sports
05:28

The following quiz will help coaches learn the learning objectives associated with the The Importance of Celebration and the Purpose of Sports

The Importance of Celebration and the Purpose of Sports
5 questions