Institute for Sport Coaching
The Institute for Sport Coaching is dedicated to:
** Enabling sport coaches to reach national standards of competence;
** Creating a culture and structure of innovation, constant renewal and continuous professional development;
** Developing awareness of sport coaching resulting in proper recognition and appropriate funding and reward;
** Promoting professional and ethical values and inclusive and equitable efforts;
** Supporting coaches and their communities throughout the coaching life cycle (recruiting, training, performing, transition) with general and sport specific training as well as leadership/management training.
ISC Products and Services:
Institute for Sport Coaching
** Supportive and topical coaching books/videos/aids
** Coaching education information
** Member services
Sport Coach Training Center
** Advanced education (degrees conferred by host school)
** NGB coaching education
** General coaching education
Sport Coach Leadership Center
** NCACE accreditation assistance
** Sport coach leadership fellowship
** Sport coach mentorship program
** Sport coach recruiting program
** Sport coach recognition program
The Institute for Sport Coaching is now offering Sport Coach USA Workshops, a series of professional development workshops for youth and interscholastic sport coaches. The workshops will provide coaches with the tools necessary to improve their overall effectiveness.
Sport Coach USA Workshops include:
*Evaluating Your Coaching Effectiveness: A Path to Self Improvement
*Developing Your Sport Psychology Skills:
**Setting Achievable Goals
**Unleashing the Power of Your Imagination; The Power of Visualization
**Focusing & Concentration: How to Block Distractions
*Building Your Professional Leadership Skills
** Avoiding Burnout; Every Sport Coach's Challenge
**Recruiting & Retaining Sport Coaches: A Means to Survive Generational Changes
**Learning to Be a Sport Coach Mentor
*The Evaluating Your Coaching Effectiveness workshop and the Building Your Professional Leadership Skills workshop series are not offered any where else in the United States and assist coaches to become more effective coaches and leaders, states Christopher Hickey, the Institute's Executive Director.
The Developing Your Sport Psychology Skills series is purposely designed to have coaches walk out of the workshops with new coaching skills and tools they can use that day with their teams.
Two of the workshops, Evaluating Your Coaching Effectiveness and Avoiding Burnout were piloted this past fall in Missouri. “Mr. Hickey was an excellent addition to the Fall 2006 Saint Francis Medical Center Coaches Clinic. His expertise and ability to keep the audience engaged is unparalleled. We look forward to his return in future clinics. Steven C. Bjelich, President & CEO, St. Francis Healthcare System, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Sport organizations, schools and coaches interested in hosting a Sport Coach USA Workshop should contact Christopher Hickey, the Institute's Executive Director at 978-201-1024 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.