At the heart of the high school sports experience is the quality of coaching provided to student-athletes. A key element of having high quality coaching is ensuring that coaches have proper and ongoing training.
Young people will experience the positive outcomes of athletic participation only if they have a qualified coach. A well-qualified coach knows how to plan dynamic practice sessions, teaches sound fundamentals with good learning progressions, and plans training programs appropriate for the sport. Successful coaches communicate with the athletes effectively and understand the kind of positive motivational approaches that result in achievement. Athletes who receive good coaching will also be injured less frequently. As a consequence, they will have more opportunities to experience the excitement and receive the positive values of athletic competition, while perform at their best possible level.