ERIC Number: EJ826396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 6
Advocating for Coaching Education with the New "National Coaching Report"
Bodey, Kimberly J.; Brylinsky, Jody; Kuhlman, Jolynn
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v22 n1 p34-36 Sep-Oct 2008
There is much variability in coach preparation across the United States. No one model of coach development seems to fit the needs of all levels of sport competition or the wide variety of consumers. Moreover, there are many entities involved in prescribing requirements such as national governing bodies, state legislatures and boards of education, high school activities associations, community based sport organizations, and others. The "National Coaching Report" identifies the requirements set forth by these entities in order to educate the public and profession about the range and rigor of prerequisites for working with young athletes. Additionally, the "National Coaching Report" can serve as an advocacy tool to bring attention to the need for quality coaching education that will in turn increase the opportunity, safety, and quality of instruction participants receive through a positive sport experience. Experience shows that a coaching education advocacy campaign is most effective when it is planned, and that this process begins with seven simple steps: (1) define the issue; (2) set goals and objectives; (3) identify target audience; (4) build support; (5) develop the message; (6) select communication channels; and (7) develop the implementation plan.
Descriptors: National Standards, Athletic Coaches, Position Papers, Advocacy, Change Strategies, Guidance Programs, Consciousness Raising, Standard Setting, Research Reports
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States