AAU Coaches Certification
Coaching Education Policy and Requirements
The AAU National Office is happy to provide FREE Coaches’ Education for all AAU Non-Athletes. This exciting program is administered by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), using their Double-Goal Coach online courses. A Double-Goal Coach has two goals: the first is to win, but the second, more important goal, is to teach life lessons through sports.
*Mandatory for Coaches. All registered coaches will take this free course as part of gaining membership into the AAU. The AAU is proud to be a leader in the youth sports market and looks forward as being the trendsetter in coach education in years to come.
This Double-Goal Coach training program will give all team administrators, club directors, and coaches the tools they need to help youth athletes improve. PCA’s online course is filled with powerful coaching tools that are based on the latest research in sports psychology and reflect the “best practices” of elite coaches and athletes, including such PCA National Advisory Board Members as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson, Boston Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers, Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coaches Dean Smith and Larry Brown, former Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Herm Edwards, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Bart Conner, Olympic Gold Medalist and former WNBA star Ruthie Bolton and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Summer Sanders, just to name a few.
Everyone will enjoy the interactive video and audio segments, featuring many of these top coaches and athletes, throughout the course modules. Course users who complete achieve an 80% approval rating will receive a completion certificate. After completing the Level 1 of the coaches’ education program, participants will be able to complete Level 2 and Level 3 courses in subsequent years.
Whether or not you have completed your required Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Online Course, available FREE to you as a benefit of the AAU-PCA National Partnership are some resources. We hope you will use ALL of PCA’s free resources, including:
|Momentum, PCA’s bi-weekly newsletter filled with the latest news, views, videos, information and inspiration from the PCA movement to develop “Better Athletes, Better People” by providing a positive, character-building youth sports experience.|
|Talking Points, a series of weekly e-mailsthat provides key topics and points for coaches to discuss with their players, plus video commentary from PCA National Advisory Board Members, such as Doc Rivers, Phil Jackson, Shane Battier, Tara VanDerveer, Herm Edwards and Dusty Baker.|
|Tools For Coaches, a webpage with links to downloadable resources, such as a Parent Meeting Agenda and sample scripts to help your players learn a Mistake Ritual, how to Honor the Game and many other techniques to get the most from your players while helping them get the most from their AAU youth sports experience.|
LEVEL 1: CLICK HERE to register for Double-Goal Coach I: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons
LEVEL 2: CLICK HERE to register for Double-Goal Coach II: Culture, Practices and Games
LEVEL 3: CLICK HERE to register for Double-Goal Coach III: Developing Triple-Impact Competitors
Already registered this year? CLICK HERE to continue the course
Coaches Directory: CLICK HERE for Certified Coaches Directory