The Coaching Certificate is ideal for students planning a career as an educator, students planning to coach interscholastic sports, licensed high school teachers preparing for head coaching positions, and students seeking to develop a foundation for future coaching opportunities at any level. The Coaching Certificate provides students with a background in coaching styles and methods. It also prepares students to deal with the mental aspect of coaching and sports. Being able to prevent and care for athletic injuries, and treating athletic related emergencies is also covered. Specific coaching and training techniques for football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball are also incuded.
The Coaching Certificate meets the requirements of the Minnesota State High School League and Minnesota Statute 122A.33, which dictates the minimum coaching education necessary to be a head coach at the high school level. Many school districts also require the Coaching Certificate to coach at any level. Many youth sports organizations also recommend the coursework included in the Coaching Certificate.