From Athlete to Coach - University of Delaware

Athlete Learning Gateway


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As an athlete, you know how important a good coach is. The best coaches encourage athletes to achieve their greatest successes. But what makes a great coach? And how can you develop the skills, the traits, the characteristics to become that coach?

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What you'll learn on the course

Coaching Skills
Expert coach
Coach Competencies
Coach Responsabilities
Coaching Tips
Sport Coach

Course programme

Dr Matthew Robinson, Professor of Sport Management at the University of Delaware, will show how you can make that transition from athlete to coach a successful one. The course will examine:

  • Why athletes decide to go into coaching
  • What skills are needed to become an expert coach
  • Which level you are most likely to excel at
  • When and how to begin your transition 

Many great coaches did not start out with the idea of becoming a coach. This course will ask you to consider whether you could inspire the next generation of athletes on and off the field.

Receive your certificate of achievement by winning gold

  • Get Bronze for watching all course videos
  • Earn Silver by completing all course tasks
  • Win Gold for getting 100% in the quiz