Coaching Resources

SHAPE America believes that organized sport and physical activity programs should be conducted and coached by individuals with the requisite knowledge of positive youth development. We offer many resources to help youth and interscholastic sport coaches, coach educators and sport researchers.

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. Visit Now

Coaching Articles

These free access articles are from the Coach’s Corner column in Strategies, one of SHAPE America’s peer-reviewed journals.

Physical Education Resources for Coaches

  • Accreditation for coaching education and sport management programs through the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)
  • Online resources through our Coach's Toolbox
  • The International Sport Coaching Journal, a publication that advances the field of coaching through research articles, informative essays, experiential accounts, and systematic applications that enhance the education, development of knowledge and leadership, and best practices of coaches.
Coaching Books

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National Standard for Sport Coaches: Quality Coaches, Quality Sports, Third Edition Reach Every Athlete A Guide to Coaching Players with Hidden Disabilities and Conditions Book Cover