SUMMER INSTITUTES Clinic/Camp Coaching Credit Requirement Guidelines
University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
Clinic & Camp Advanced Coaching I
Students in this course will explore the techniques and tactical skills within the sport of their choice. Basic individual and/or team skills are taught while exploring 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. This course is designed for coaches at all levels. For coaches just beginning in the profession or looking to begin in the future, this course will discuss a number of basic areas that are essential to being successful such as coaching philosophy, practice planning, and preparation. For those individuals that have been coaching for some time, this course will give you a chance to re-evaluate your philosophy, technique, style, and communication ability. In summary, the approach is toward teaching the student the theory, principles, concepts, and practices that can be applied in the dynamic, ever changing, challenging, and rewarding field of coaching.
A. To earn one semester hour of university credit a coach will complete 15 professional hours and will follow the procedures indicated below. This credit will be earned through University of the Pacific for $145 per credit hour. You can earn up to 3 credits at 15 contact hours per credit.
1. Each coach will summarize each of the speakers or meetings that they are required to attend. A daily journal is required. Please log your hours of attendance, presenters, staff discussions & Coaching Professional Learning Community (PLC) times & discussions. These may be meetings that are not on the Clinic/Camp schedule, such as the high school or Junior college sessions, breakfast meetings, luncheons, time spent in meetings with coaches giving instruction, buzz sessions, personal sessions with coaches, any of the forums on the schedule, breakout sessions, & networking private time with coaches etc.
2. For any of the speakers or meetings, the coach is required to indicate how the information they received will relate to their own athletic program. Also, how will the coach implement the techniques, system(s) or style of play that they have learned into their own program or unit they coach.
3. Download the University of the Pacific Registration form the Summer Institutes web site.
After downloading, you will need to fill it out and mail it to: Summer Institutes, 223 Blue Ridge Rd., Port Townsend, WA 98368.
1. Complete the Pre-Planning log sheet below:
Please indicate the appropriate number of hours (minimum two (2) hours) 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.
This activity log sheet will be sent to the Summer Institutes Staff at the conclusion of the clinic/camp. All paper work is due no later than three months after your clinic/camp. Failure to turn in paper work will earn the student an “Incomplete Grade.” Incomplete grades turn into a No Pass grade after one year. ALERT: Please do not procrastinate on getting your work done and turned in by post-marked date within three months of the completion of the clinic/camp. No refunds.
A. The participant will determine amount of credits you wish to earn when you register online.
1. All accompanying work for one, two or three credit hours for course requirements will be evaluated by the Summer Institute’s staff.
2. It will be the discretion of the Summer Institute’s staff 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. The requirements may be either mailed or e-mailed to the Summer Institute’s staff. The material must be submitted no later than three months after the completion of the clinic/camp.
B. PLEASE NOTE – Semester units (hours) 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.
C. All materials must be post marked within three months of the completion of the clinic/camp. If materials are not submitted by that time without contacting the director, Scott Ricardo, the student will receive an “Incomplete Grade.”
Please send all materials to Summer Institutes, Scott Ricardo, 223 Blue Ridge Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or E-mail Scott@summerinstitutes.com. For further information contact Scott Ricardo at 209 648-4054.
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.
Should you have any questions at any time, you are to contact the Summer Institute staff.
In coaching, remember: Good Luck = Good preparation! Thanks for choosing the Summer Institute for your coaching educational needs!
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