NFHS – NWCA Fundamentals of Coaching Wrestling Course

Overview: This 2-hour, online course is ideal for any junior high or high school coach with less than 5 years of coaching experience. The course was developed through a collaborative effort with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and is uniquely designed to help the coach understand key principles outlined in this video.

Benefits: There are a wide range of concepts that are presented in this course.  Below are a list of some of the unique skill sets that coaches can obtain through the course: 

  • Teach basic skills and drills from all positions.
  • Develop effective practice plans to help student-wrestlers develop to their fullest potential.
  • Provide basic concepts for student-athlete welfare (maximizing performance through healthy sport nutrition/hydration, prevention of skin infection, minimizing risk/liability, etc).
  • Promote educationally based wrestling program.
  • Best practices for securing healthy parental involvement in the development of their child.
  • Practical methods for increasing student participation.
  • Most effective methods of administrating your program.

Please know that many state high school activity associations and/or governing bodies may allow you to count this course toward meeting certification and/or ongoing professional development requirements. A test is included as part of the course and a certificate is generated upon completion. Be sure to check with your respective governing body to make sure you can use the course to satisfy any such mandatory obligations.

The cost is $50 per coach and you have access to the course 24/7 from the convenience of your computer at home. You can start and stop at your convenience. 

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