Coaching Resources & Tools
Coaching is no easy feat. It takes a lot of hard work and energy. Especially bringing a group of kids together and teaching them how to become one unit. Much like teachers in the classroom rely on textbooks and other resources, coaches have a real need of their own. The curated list below provides some great resources and tools to take your coaching to the next level.
Positive Coach Alliance
The Positive Coach Alliance is a site dedicated to providing coaches with tools to get better at their craft. They also have an immense amount of resources on the subject of positive coaching. Too often coaches get a bad rap due to the typical portrayal of an aggressive, overly competitive coach. The Positive Coach Alliance is a testament to what being a coach is all about!
Ask the trainer is an excellent resource for all types of fitness needs. They provide information about nutrition, workout routines, and equipment reviews. You name it, they probably have it covered. It’s not the prettiest site on the internet, but the content is spot on. It’s a one-stop shop for answers about fitness that you may not be equipped to handle.
Coaches Corner is a resource put together by coaches, for coaches. The Corner was made with the hope of bringing the best coaches from around the world together to impart their knowledge and stories of success to fellow coaches. They set out to do that and have absolutely made it happen. Coaches Corner stands out from the crowd because they provide training on coaching techniques. Rarely do we talk about how we coach or the philosophy behind. With Coaches Corner, it’s happening every day.
With the help of resources like the ones on this list, we can improve our coaching techniques and become better for our student-athletes. Coaching does not mean you only know the sport inside and out. Being a coach means that you love the game, you commit to assisting the student-athletes to reach their full potential, and you promise to be the epitome of sportsmanship.