The Certification of Coaches: Considering the Lack Thereof

April 1984
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Spring1984, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p6
Academic Journal
This article discusses the certification of coaches and how some believe that the process is complex and should be gradual while others believe that the process is neither gradual nor complex and, as a real movement, is nonexistent. As the demand for certified teacher/coaches increases and the numbers of those who are qualified decreases, administrations feel justified in using unqualified persons and then rationalize that they have improved the program. Although some states have established coaching certification, the movement has essentially failed. Much needs to be done to improve the coaching certification situation.


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