Sport Coaching Standards

Coaches, coaching educators, administrators, athletes and the public use the national standards for sport coaches for direction regarding the skills and knowledge that coaches should possess. 

Improve the quality of your program and Instruction  

Use the national standards for sport coaches to:

  • Provide quality training that will have a positive impact on coaches' performance
  • Establish benchmarks for hiring quality coaches
  • Provide a performance guide for individual professional growth and skill development.
Eight Domains of Coaching Competencies

The 40 National Standards listed in the National Standards for Sport Coaches are identified under one of eight domains, presented with an explanation of its purpose and accompanied by benchmarks to provide concrete examples of actions and orientations that constitute coaching competence.

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