If you're here, you already know that youth sports are part of the lifeblood of our communities.
They help kids develop:
- Mental skills, like goal-setting, perseverance, and determination
- Social skills, like teamwork, friendship, and communication
- Physical skills, like an appreciation for fitness and healthy living
In other words, we're not just building better athletes.
We're also building better PEOPLE.
But here's the problem.
Studies show that 91% of the 2.46 million amateur coaches in this country get little to no training!
Zip. Zilch. Zero. Nada.
They’re just thrown into the job and expected to figure out everything on the fly.
From how to run a proper practice... the specific skills and tactics of their sport... how to keep kids safe and motivate them to do their best... and keep everything organized and running smoothly.
All while working a day job. And keeping up with their own kids and families.
It's no surprise that so many coaches are frustrated, fed up, and underappreciated!
Here's the truth.
And it takes knowledge, skills and experience to become one.
That's why we created the ACA Coaching Certification Program.
To equip you with the knowledge and skills to achieve your team goals, make a positive impact on your athletes, and teach them valuable life lessons through participation in sport.