University of the Pacific, Stockton, California Clinic & Camp Advanced Coaching I
Students in this course will explore the techniques and tactical skills at the clinic or camp of their choice. Basic individual and/or team skills are taught at clinics/camps. Participants will explore various teaching strategies for effective implementation. Sports go well beyond the obvious physical struggle on the field of play. Below the surface is a complex game, which calls for strategic learning and specific methods of movement in accordance to the basic laws of physics. Coaching calls for an understanding of these concepts in addition to strong organizational and instructional abilities. These clinic/camp independent study courses are designed for coaches at all levels. For coaches just beginning in the profession or looking to begin in the future, clinics/camps that discuss a number of basic areas that are essential to being successful such as coaching philosophy, practice planning, and preparation are a preferred choice. For those individuals that have been coaching for some time, clinics/camps can give you a chance to re-evaluate your philosophy, technique, style, and communication ability. In summary, the approach is toward teaching students theory, principles, concepts, and practices that can be applied in the dynamic, ever changing, challenging, and rewarding field of coaching.
Dates: Open Date
Venue: Any Clinic or Camp
Additional Course Details
1. Complete the Pre-Planning Log Sheet above. Please indicate the appropriate number of hours (minimum of 2) that you have devoted to the pre-planning portion of your clinic/camp experience. Acceptable activities include, but are not limited to, research and readings, activity coordination, setting of athletic goals to achieve, selection of presentations to attend.
2. Summarize each of the speakers, meetings and Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions that you attend. A daily journal is required. Please log your hours of attendance, presenters, notes, meetings and Coaching PLC sessions. Other venues can apply that are not necessarily on the clinic/camp schedule, such as the high school or Junior College PLC gatherings, breakfast meetings, luncheons, time spent in meetings with coaches giving instruction, buzz sessions and personal sessions with peer coaches.
3. Indicate how the information you receive will relate to your own athletic program. How will you implement the techniques, system(s) or style of play learned into your own program or unit you coach.
4. Download the UOP Registration form on the Summer Institutes website, fill it out and mail it to: Summer Institutes, 223 Blue Ridge Rd., Port Townsend, WA 98368.
5. At the conclusion of the clinic/camp, send your daily journal, speaker and meeting notes and Pre-Planning Log Sheet to Summer Institutes, 223 Blue Ridge Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All paperwork is due no later than three months after your clinic/camp. Failure to turn in the required paperwork, will earn you an “Incomplete Grade.” Incomplete grades turn into a “No Pass” grade after one year. For questions or further information, contact Scott Ricardo at (209) 648-4054.
1. All accompanying work for one, two or three credit hours for course requirements will be evaluated by Summer Institutes.
2. It will be the discretion of Summer Institutes to award the appropriate credit(s) as determined by the quality and thoroughness of the required work. Participants will be notified should their work not meet the requirements for the credits that they applied for.
3. Semester units or non-degree graduate-level credits are awarded for successful completion of coursework. In addition, these courses will be listed on a University transcript. Designed exclusively to meet the needs of educators and administrators for professional upgrading and salary advancement, these credits are not applicable to a degree program at Pacific. District approval is recommended before enrolling, as tuition is non-refundable. These units do not count toward undergraduate degree requirements.
POSTING OF GRADES – Grades for the work will be posted during the next available grading period. It is the responsibility of the participant to check posting deadlines so that all work may meet respective state and school district requirements.
In coaching, remember: Good Luck = Good Preparation! Thanks for choosing Summer Institutes for your coaching educational needs!