Coach Education Program Module 1 Coaching Standards Slide 2 Introduction Stafford Lacrosse Association (SLA) Mission - To provide the youth of Stafford County the opportunity to learn and play lacrosse at a level commensurate with each individuals ability, while enjoying the benefits of participating on a sport team. Vision - Provide lacrosse opportunities for Boys and Girls at competitive and recreation levels from 1 st grade through middle school in numbers that adequately support the high school lacrosse programs of Stafford County. Slide 3 Introduction In 2012 SLA Consisted of: SLA consists of 267 boys and 98 girls 16 boys and 5 girls teams 22 boys coaches to start the 2012 season 32 boys coaches at the end of the season Slide 4 Challenges Parent Coaches Why the unbalanced distribution of coaches supporting teams? Lack of Lax background Slide 5 The Challenge Volunteer Parents Explosive Growth coupled with parents who did not play the game High annual turnover Short execution timelines = potential for negative player experiences Slide 6 Purpose To inform coaches of the existence of the standards Communicate the importance of NASPEs National Coaching Standards to youth coaches To highlight the value of the standards to SLA and its coaches in that they provide a ready reference for new coaches who have not been provided with formal training. Slide 7 NASPE National Association For Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Part of the American alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Mission enhance knowledge, improve professional practice, and increase support for high quality physical education, sport and physical activity programs (NASPE, 2012) (NASPE, 2012) Slide 8 The Standards National Standards for Sport Coaches The 8 coaching domains & 40 standards The National Standards for Sport Coaches are intended to provide direction for administrators, coaches, athletes and the public regarding the skills and knowledge that coaches should possess. (NASPE, 2006) Slide 9 The Standards For coaches at every level, this publication is a performance guide for their own professional growth and skill development. The overriding premise in the development of this document; however, is that its contents be used to ensure the enjoyment, safety, and positive skill development of America's athletes. (NASPE, 2012) Slide 10 Coaching Domains 1 - Philosophy and Ethics 2 - Safety and Injury Prevention 3 - Physical Conditioning 4 - Growth and Development 5 - Teaching and Communication 6 - Skills and Tactics 7 - Organization and Administration 8 - Evaluation Slide 11 Domain 1 Develop an athlete-centered coaching philosophy Model and teach positive values learned through sport Teach responsible behavior Demonstrate ethical conduct Slide 12 Domain 1 The Written Coaching Philosophy Here are three ideas to help start writing: List 3-5 of the most important guiding principles of your coaching. Consider your coaching legacy: "When I am done coaching, I hope to be remembered for..." Make a list of the key words and phrases you'd like to include in your coaching philosophy. Slide 13 Domain 2 Provide safe facilities Ensure players are properly equipped Monitor environmental conditions Identify physical conditions that predispose injury Recognize injuries and provide immediate care Facilitate a sports health care program Identify psychological implications Slide 14 Domain 3 Design programs that utilize exercise principles Teach and encourage proper nutrition Advocate for drug-free participation Coach the injured athlete Slide 15 Domain 4 Apply knowledge of developmental changes influence on performance Facilitate social and emotional growth of athletes Provide athletes with responsibility and leadership opportunities Slide 16 Domain 5 Provide a positive learning environment Develop and monitor goals for the athletes Organize practice to maintain motivation, manage fatigue and allow for peak performance Plan activities that maximize time on task Utilize instructional strategies to facilitate development Teach and incorporate mental skills Use effective communication skills to enhance learning Utilize appropriate motivational techniques Slide 17 Domain 6 Know the sport skills and techniques Develop and apply competitive strategies and tactics Provide a positive learning environment Slide 18 Domain 7 Demonstrate efficiency in contest management Be involved in public relation activities Manage human resources Manage fiscal resources Facilitate an emergency action plan Manage information and records Fulfill legal responsibilities and risk management procedures Slide 19 Domain 8 Implement effective evaluation techniques Error Detection Know when to move on Evaluate performance to objectives and goals Evaluate to assign roles Evaluate self and staff Slide 20 Coach Education most of the 2.5 to 3 million coaches of nonschool based youth sport teams have no formal training or education in developmentally appropriate coaching (Gould, Krane, Giannini & Hodege, 1990: Weiss & Hayashi, 1996). (Wiersma & Sherman, 2005, p325) Slide 21 Action Use specific concepts from the standards to develop a Framework for self-evaluation and progression toward the Basic Coach level Slide 22 Action Domain 1 Philosophy and Ethics Establish a coaching philosophy that focuses on the safety, development and well-being of the athlete (NASPE, 2006, p7) Slide 23 Action Domain 2 Safety and Injury Prevention Be prepaid to act as a first responder and provide emergency care (NASPE, 2006, p9) Slide 24 Action Domain 4 Growth and Development Be knowledgeable about the age and skill levels of your athletes to ensure the progress at the appropriate rate. (NASPE, 2006, p13) Slide 25 Action Domain 5 Teaching and Communication Plan and implement organized practices so that athletes have a positive learning experience. (NASPE, 2006, p9) Slide 26 Action Domain 6 Sport Skills and Tactics Obtain (through this program and US Lacrosse CEP) up-to-date understanding of lacrosse skills, game tactics and rules. (NASPE, 2006, p18) Slide 27 Action Domain 7 Organization and Administration Provide information to the athlete, serve as a key communicator of program goals and policies and facilitate compliance with established policies. (NASPE, 2006, p19) Slide 28 Action Adopt the previous Domain concepts for coaches to implement and self evaluate Strive for Level 1 Basic Coach Benchmarks Couple with US Lacrosse Online Training SLA provide coaching clinics on skills, tactics, rules, safety and communication Slide 29 References National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). (2006). National standards for sport coaches: Quality coaches, quality sports (2 nd ed). Reston, VA: NASPE NASPE. (2012) Retrieved from: http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/about/mission.cfm US Lacrosse. (2010). 2010 Participation survey. Baltimore, MD: US Lacrosse Wiersma, L. D. & Sherman, C.P. (2005). Volunteer youth sport coaches perspectives of coaching education/certification and parental codes of conduct. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (76/3). pp 324-338. Slide 30 Closing ?