National Standards for Sport Coaches

Coaches, coaching educators, administrators, athletes and the public use the National Standards for Sport Coaches for direction regarding the knowledge and skills that coaches should possess. The standards feature eight domains of coaching responsibilities and within them, 40 standards and subsequent benchmarks that represent the body of knowledge associated with each coaching responsibility and provide concrete examples of actions and orientations that constitute coaching competence within that particular domain.

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 into your program.
  • Provide a performance guide for individual professional growth and skill development.
  • Learn how a quality coach can optimize your sport experience.

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