Principles of Coaching

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The Principles of Coaching course offered through West Virginia University-Continuing Education is a non-sport specific course that seeks to expand more on sports sciences.  It addresses the basic principles of coaching and by completing the course, you will learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of Special Olympics and identify a coaching philosophy.
  • Apply the sport management team approach in recruiting athletes, volunteers, and family members and in developing training plans for conducting sport-specific training programs for Special Olympics athletes.
  • Identify practical methods for enhancing Special Olympics athlete performance by developing sport confidence through effective coaching techniques.
  • Apply the principles of strength, endurance, coordination, agility and flexibility training and nutrition to enhance sport-specific performance as they apply to the Special Olympics athlete.
  • Provide the safest environment for Special Olympics athletes during training and competition.

This course has been offered to us at an extremely generous rate of $35.