Episode 007 Coaching ParaSports with Cathy Sellers

Cathy Sellers recently retired (April 2018) as the High Performance Director for the USOC Track and Field Paralympic program. She has an extensive background as a track and field coach and coach educator.

In this episode Cathy discusses some of the challenges and rewards in coaching a parasport athlete. She goes over the stages of growth of a coach, gives some history of the Paralympics, how to adapt to coaching an Paralympian, etc.

Episode 006 First Tee Golf

Ryan Graff is the Vice President for Program Development for First Tee. First Tee's mission (from its site): "... is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf".

 Ryan explains a little of the history of the First Tee program and how it integrates building character into its curriculum while also teaches kids about golf in a fun and accessible manner.

 

Episode 002 The US Center for Coaching Excellence Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD

Dr. Dieffenbach is the executive director of the US Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE). The USCCE is a new organization that seeks to improve coaching education and development in the United States. 

In this episode Kristen tells a little about how the USCCE came to be from it being part of other organizations into its own stand alone entity.

 

Episode 001 The Adult Learner with Chris Packert

Chris Packert works in coaching education for US Ski and Snowboard. Chris is a long-time ski coach and also teacher.

Chris discusses how to deliver educational content the adult learner (which most coaches are).

This is the audio version of his presentation. To see the video version, please visit my You Tube channel where you will also find other content.