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ERIC Number: ED541613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Program Orientation for High School Sport Coaches. Position Statement
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) believes that prior to the start of each season, all high school head coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteer coaches should be required to participate in a comprehensive orientation to the sport program. This orientation should be planned and conducted by the athletic director or individual who has administrative responsibility for the overall sport program and monitors coaches' compliance with all school, program, and state association policies. This orientation is not a replacement for the need for coaching education, certification, and ongoing professional development. The orientation guidelines provided in this paper assume that all coaches hired by the school have appropriate background, preparation, and credentials to coach in their specified sport(s), as defined by the "National Standards for Sport Coaches" (NASPE, In Press), and that there are regular meetings between the athletic director and coaches. (Contains 12 resources.)
National Association for Sport and Physical Education. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Tel: 703-476-3410; Fax: 703-476-8316; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Association for Sport and Physical Education