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Coaching Volleyball

3 Credits
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This online course covers the tactical and technical skills necessary for the successful teaching and coaching of competitive volleyball. You will learn to effectively design practice, in-season, off-season plans, and game plans in ways to optimize learning. The course is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level. This course is part of Human Kinetics Coach Education (HKCE) Program and meets coaching education requirements for most state high school associations, colleges and universities. The HKCE program is supported by USA Volleyball and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The course includes resources from Gold Medal Squared, The Art of Coaching Volleyball, Volleyball Toolbox, and many others. This course satisfies SHAPE America's national standards for sport coaches (NSSC) requirements.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Coaching For Excellence Certificate.

Dr. Dennis Janzen

I have been graciously blessed to have a coaching and administrative career in competitive athletics that has spanned over 40 years. Seeing someone do something they had never thought possible is the ultimate joy. Many years ago, a wise person told me that, “Players will do what you train them to do.” I’ve never forgotten that…and for many years, that simple but powerful philosophy has shaped how I coach, lead and teach. What really allows people to attempt to master difficult, challenging tasks when the risks of failure are strong? What keeps people persisting after they have experienced failure? How can a coach or leader create an environment in which the drive to succeed is greater than the fear of failure? These are very common challenges. I’ve been blessed to coach a wide range of athletes – from Olympians to young ten year olds. My goal is to create the best learning experiences possible for people who wish to grow in the area of athletics coaching and administration.