Coaches are very influential in a young athlete’s life – supporters of an athlete’s sports career and stewards of athlete health. We believe in the power of education because we owe it to ourselves to protect our student-athletes and strive towards teaching life lessons through sports.
Our hope is that these resources can provide direction, support, and knowledge when needed.
Wayne Goldsmith, a business, life and sports coach, offers guidance, advice and actionable tips on coaching in youth sports.
A blog by coaching consultant Bruce Brown, offering coaching advice and strategies.
The Changing the Game Project is working to return youth sports to children, and to put the “play” back in “play ball.” The blog is filled with information and resources coaches and parents need to make sports a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children, and their whole family.
The National Federations of High Schools provides coaches access to their school administration or state association to confirm their state’s requirements for coaching, NFHS rules books, and access to free and paid courses, such as Concussions in Sports, Fundamentals of Coaching, First Aid, Health and Safety, ACL Injury Prevention, and much more.
The National Center for Sports Safety (NCSS) have designed a course to educated coaches on sports safety, illness and injury prevention, and how to respond during an emergency situation. This $35 course covers the following topics:
- Preparing for the Unexpected
- Environmental Concerns & Hydration in Athletics
- Emergency Recognition
- Medical Consideration & Pre-existing Conditions
- Principles of First Aid
- Head, Neck, & Facial Injuries
- Injury Prevention, Overuse Injuries & Overtraining