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All great coaches start somewhere, and US Sailing wants to help you become the coach you want to be! As a US Sailing member you're getting access to the tools and resource you need to be a safe, and successful coach. Below are a few items that are offered via US Sailing partnerships.
|Teaching & Coaching Fundamentals Online
Created through a partnership project with the USPCe, this free, online course merges the worlds of teaching & coaching. Designed for US Sailing and US Powerboating instructors, this course gives you the building blocks of good instructional practices to become an effective educator on and off the water. This online course is required for all US Sailing Certified Instructors and Coaches.
|HEADS UP to Youth Sports
By taking this free course—and using what you learn—you will be well-positioned to improve the culture of sports safety and prevent concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so they can stay healthy, active, and thrive—both on and off the playing field.Once you complete the training and post-test, you can print out a certificate and show your league or school you are ready for the season.
|How to Coach Kids
A quick course to help you coach kids under age 13, from the USOPC, Nike and Project Play of the Aspen Institute. Whether you’re new to coaching or someone who’s been at it for years, this course is for you. Learn how to: Coach kids so they love playing, Plan a great practice, Keep kids safe, Use teaching strategies to help kids learn and more with videos, downloadable tip sheets and training activities to help anyone coach kids.
The Coaching Girls module is a great resource and complement to the How to Coach Kids online program, where through this module, any coach that has girls on their team or as the main gender in the program, can learn how to make the experience the best ever. Coaching girls will provide tips, information and resource to help coaches of all levels keep girls active and loving sport for life.
Coaching Kids Ages 2-6
Coaching Kids Ages 7-11
|Coaching Kids Ages 12-14
A quick course to help you coach kids ages 12-14, from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Nike and Project Play of the Aspen Institute. Whether you’re new to coaching or someone who’s been at it for years, this course is for you.
|Clean Boating Course
As boaters, we have a close connection to the health of our waterways. Clean water is an essential part of boating. This free course will show you the simple steps you can take to reduce the impact boating activities on our waterways. This Clean Boating course from Boat give loads of great tips!
Publications, Articles and Links
|Quality Coaching Framework
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, in partnership with its National Governing Bodies and Dr. Wade Gilbert of Human Kinetics, created the USOPC Quality Coaching Framework, which provides an overarching set of principles that is designed to inform how to coach most effectively. The USOPC QCF is a vetted, carefully crafted, evidence-based resource that establishes a common language and principles of quality coaching for all those working in Team USA coaching contexts.
|Aspen Institute Project Play: Call For Coaches
Launched in 2013 by the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, the initiative develops, applies and shares knowledge that helps build healthy communities through sports. Read resources from the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program and National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development to help youth sports coaches develop personal growth in their players.
|How to Coach Kids by Quantum Sails expert Dave Gerber and Snipe sailor Kathleen Tocke
Educating the next generation of sailors is an important job, but it’s not necessarily easy or intuitive. We interviewed Quantum Sails expert Dave Gerber and Snipe sailor Kathleen Tocke on their experiences coaching kids, the techniques they use and what they recommend to make the experience a success for everyone.
|Hollywood Moves That Don't Work in Big Fleets by Karl Felger
Life on the race course changes significantly when you take the step up from sailing practice or sailing locally to a 50-plus-boat regatta.
|ISSA Safety Practices- A Basic Guide
You sail because you enjoy it. In order to enhance and guarantee your enjoyment, there are a number of general safety practices you should follow
These are some tips that Tufts' coach Ken Legler has sent to the ICSA email list over the past few years.
|Getting the most out of High School sailing by J.J. Fetter
As a four-time U.S. Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, Olympic silver and bronze medalist, three-time World Champion and double-figure National and European titlist, JJ Fetter has had plenty of personal highlights. And for the 2009-2010 season, she added ‘High School Coach’ to her list of achievements (originally published in Scuttlebutt Sailing News on September 28, 2010):