The United States Sports Academy’s new National Coaching Certification Program offers three levels of certification; all are designed to help coaches:

  • Improve coaching techniques
  • Expand their knowledge base
  • Earn valuable CEUs
  • Complete the program through distance learning
  • Stay current with the latest developments in the coaching profession
  • Obtain promotions and higher salary increments
  • Acquire desired coaching positions

Coaching Certification Level I (4 CEU)

Students must complete the following course in order to receive Level I Certification: CEB 572 Introduction to Coaching. This course provides an overview of important aspects universal to coaching all sports. Topics to be explored include ethics, sports administration, coaching methodology, conditioning and nutrition, injury prevention, immediate care and rehabilitation and sports psychology. The text is embedded in the course and is based upon the United States Sports Academy Coaches Handbook.

Coaching Certification Level II (4 CEU)

To obtain Level II Certification, students must take two sport activity courses. Courses focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching a specific sport. Each course covers skill development, techniques, drills and playing strategies. Program planning, off-season and seasonal play, and program evaluation are also introduced. Each course is worth 4 CEUs. (Students must complete Level I Certification before registering for Level II).

Course # Name Description
CES 303 Coaching Track and Field Designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for those interested in coaching basic track and field skills.
CES 318 Coaching Cross-Country This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic cross-country running skills.
CES 334 Coaching Golf A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching golf. Emphasis is placed on teching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.
CES 378 Coaching Volleyball Focuses on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching volleyball. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration of practices and competitions are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.
CES 508 Coaching Baseball A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching baseball. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.
CES 513 Coaching Basketball A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching basketball. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.
CES 532 Coaching Football This course is a study of the science and art of coaching football. All phases of coaching are addressed, from the Xs and Os to the philosophy of leadership, responsibility, and teaching.
CES 563 Coaching Soccer A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching soccer. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.
CES 566 Coaching Softball A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching softball. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are also covered along with program evaluation for continued improvement.
CES 576 Coaching Tennis A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching tennis. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning and preparation for practices and competition is also covered along with program evaluation for continued improvement.

Coaching Certification Level III (4 CEU)

Students must complete the following course in order to receive Level III Certification: CER 511 Sports Performance Enhancement. This course examines the study of human movement and its relationship to sports activities. Methods for analyzing and improving performance are presented. (Students must complete both courses in Level II Certification prior to registering for Level III).

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