The AAU National Office is happy to provide FREE Coaches’ Education for all AAU Non-Athletes. This exciting program is administered by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), using their Double-Goal Coach online courses. A Double-Goal Coach has two goals: the first is to win, but the second, more important goal, is to teach life lessons through sports.
There are TWO courses available in 2011-2012, one for those new to PCA training, and one for those who completed the course last year.
This Double-Goal Coach training program will give all team administrators, club directors, and coaches the tools they need to help youth athletes improve. PCA’s online course is filled with powerful coaching tools that are based on the latest research in sports psychology and reflect the "best practices" of elite coaches and athletes, including such PCA National Advisory Board Members as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson, Boston Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers, Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coaches Dean Smith and Larry Brown, former Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Herm Edwards, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Bart Conner, Olympic Gold Medalist and former WNBA star Ruthie Bolton and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Summer Sanders, just to name a few.
Everyone will enjoy the interactive video and audio segments, featuring many of these top coaches and athletes, throughout the course modules. Course users who complete achieve an 80% approval rating will receive a completion certificate. After completing the Level 1 of the coaches' education program, participants will be able to complete Level 2 and Level 3 courses in subsequent years.
Mandatory. All registered non-athletes will take this free course as part of gaining membership into the AAU. The AAU is proud to be a leader in the youth sports market and looks forward as being the trendsetter in coach education in years to come.