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  • Coaching is all about kids

    Learn from positive psychology & neuroscientific insights how to motivate your players. Discover ways to ignite their passion for sport and fitness so that they commit to deep practice. Find out how to optimize athlete talent.

  • Develop a Coaching Philosophy

    Become informed and intentional about how you coach and the values that drive your decisions. Draw on experts' knowledge about child development and adolescent brains so that you can best coach your athletes as they grow.

  • Coaching is all about Relationships

    Whether you're dealing with children & youth or parents & officials, the coach establishes team & sport culture. Learn strategies to maintain ethical & positive relationships so you can be a respected role model.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction and Overview
    • Introduction and Overview
    • Coaching Course Introduction
    • Course Overview
    • Coaching Short Sports
    • Coaching Short-Sports
  • 2
    One: A Coaching Philosophy
    • The Importance of Coaches
    • Importance of Coaches
    • A Coaching Philosophy
    • Coaching Philosophy
  • 3
    Two: Positive Psychology
    • The Power of Positivity
    • The Power of Positivity
    • Power of Positivity 2
    • The Positive Influence of Coaches
    • Positive Influence of Coaches
    • Positive Influence of Coaches 2
  • 4
    Three: Developing Children
    • The Characteristics of Children
    • Characteristics of Children
    • Characteristics of Children 2
    • Coaching Children
    • Coaching Children
  • 5
    Four: The Characteristics of Adolescents (13-25 years)
    • The Power and Vulnerability of the Adolescent Brain
    • Characteristics of Adolescents
    • Coaching the Adolescent Brain
    • Coaching Adolescents
    • Coaching Adolescents 2
  • 6
    Five: Motivating Youth
    • Creating Athletes-for-Life
    • Creating Athletes-for-Life
    • Creating Athletes-for-Life 2
    • 3 Steps to Access Talent
    • 3 Steps to Access Talent
    • 3 Steps to Access Talent 2
    • 3 Steps to Access Talent 3
  • 7
    Six: Managing Youth (Inappropriate Behaviour)
    • When Kids Act Out
    • When Kids Act Out
    • When Adolescents Act Out
    • When Adolescents Act Out
    • When Adolescents Act Out 2
  • 8
    Seven: Sport is a Family Affair
    • Parents: Coach Supporters or Detractors
    • Parents: Coach Supporters or Detractors
    • Parents: Supporters or Detractors 2
    • Strategies for Working with Parents
    • Strategies for Working with Parents
  • 9
    Eight: Ethics of Coaching
    • Coaching Family and Friends
    • Ethics of Coaching Family and Friends
    • What to do about bullying and abuse in sports
    • Bullying and Abuse in Sport
    • Bullying and Abuse in Sport 2
  • 10
    Further Resources: The Coaching Library
    • The Coaching Library

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Instructor

  • Dr. Jennifer Fraser

    Dr. Jennifer Fraser

    Jennifer has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto. She has been teaching adult classes, designing university & college courses, as well as teaching at the high-school level for over twenty years. A published academic author, researcher and educator, Jennifer strives to learn as much as possible how to transform personal learning and individual success, and thereby create positive social impact. In recent years, she has been focused on the role of bullying and abuse in holding people back and harming their brains. Her most recent book, Teaching Bullies, hit number one in the sport psychology category on Amazon. She's learned from courses such as Neuroscience in the Classroom from the University of Colorado and Dr. Sarah McKay's Neuroscience Academy, how brains are far too often ignored when we make decisions around sports, learning and career launching. An award-winning educator, she has also achieved her Canadian Career Development Practitioner certification along with Empathy Facilitation certification, Athlete Assessment DISC profiling certification and One Life Tools Career Narrative certification. Jennifer believes in the role of learning and research in order to teach new, healthier, better, and more informed ways of achieving personal and professional success!