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ERIC Number: EJ931562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Coaching Development: Methods for Youth Sport Introduction
Vickers, Brad; Schoenstedt, Linda
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n4 p14-19 Mar-Apr 2011
There are increasing demands and requirements in the coaching profession, and as a result, coaching education programs worldwide have seen an increase in overall participation. In addition, many schools and sport programs in the United States have begun to require a minimum standard of certification. This, in turn, has created sport-specific credentialing bodies that have a variety of ideas about how to best educate the coach, which has made it difficult for administrators to determine who is best certified and what the certification actually means. In an initial response to this issue, NASPE created a set of standards in the 1990s to provide direction for administrators, coaches, athletes, and the public regarding the knowledge and skills coaches should possess. These standards were developed from the idea that a physically-educated person should know and be able to perform a set of specific requirements and included sample benchmarks for selected grade levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States