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One of the most effective ways to positively transform youth sports is to train coaches. Coaches have an effect on your sport programs at every level-with athletes, parents, officials, other coaches, and your community. Given the investment a family makes when playing sports and the amount of time coaches spend with their kids, parents expect coaches to be trained, qualified, and ideally, certified. By implementing a comprehensive coaching education program, you can help ensure your coaches live up to and exceed the demands of parents while providing a fulfilling and fun sport experience for young athletes.

Human Kinetics has been training youth coaches for more than 30 years through the American Sport Education Program (ASEP). Emphasizing athlete development and discouraging the win-at-all-costs philosophy, our youth sport coaching education program-delivered through convenient online courses-is the ideal training ground for coaches of athletes aged 14 and under. Numerous national sport organizations, local youth sport organizations, and park districts have partnered with us to bring education to their coaches, and we can do the same for your organization.

The Human Kinetics's Coaching Essentials and Coaching Youth Sport online courses are endorsed by the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS).

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