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USCCE Response to the National Youth Sport Strategy
In September 2019, the United States Department of Health and Human Services released The National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) in response to Executive Order 13824 issued by the White House calling for increased youth sport participation. The NYSS represents an important step forward in acknowledging not only the immense value in quality youth sport and physical activity programming, but also the collective effort that it will take to develop programming that is in alignment with the best evidence-based practices and is healthy, developmentally appropriate, impactful, and inclusive. The United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) is committed to supporting the NYSS call to action, and to supporting the efforts of all organizations working collaboratively to reduce barriers and provide opportunities for youth in and through sport participation.
The core mission of the USCCE closely aligns with the fourth key pillar of the NYSS, to “establish a national and local strategy to recruit volunteers who will encourage and support youth participation in sports and regular physical activity, through coaching, mentoring, teaching, or administering athletic and nutritional programs”. Recognizing that quality youth sport experiences that encourage participation and positive developmental outcomes are more likely to occur with an educated coaching staff, the USCCE is dedicated to supporting quality coaching systems and coach education programming. Our goal is to help these systems and programs provide coaches with the foundational knowledge, preparation, teaching skills and on-going support necessary to provide athlete age and stage appropriate learning experiences, incorporate strategies that promote physical, tactical/technical, psychological, and social development, and create an inclusive, respectful, and enjoyable sport environments that align with evidence-based great practices. Additionally, through its coaching education program accreditation, the USCCE utilizes SHAPE America’s National Sport Coaching Standards to recognize leading sport organizations and academic programs that are aligned with top professional and industry standards. The USCCE looks forward to continuing to support and work with the NYSS, and to collaborate with organizations committed to enriching the youth sport and physical activity experiences of all our children by enhancing their coach education offerings.
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November 6, 2019
For Immediate Release
On April 4, 2019, the President's Council on Sport, Nutrition and Fitness hosted a national listening day in support of their development of a National Youth Sport Strategy that was video taped as part of a five part series. In Part 2, Dr. Maureen Weiss and Dr. Dan Gould's provide an excellent overview on youth sport in America. In part five of the listening session, USCCE was invited to speak about their work and the importance of quality coaching education systems for quality sports experiences. Watch both below. Visit https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/index.html for more information about the National Youth Sport Strategy and be sure to keep an eye out for the June report release when the President's Council will be seeking public comment in June 2019 before the expected final report release in September 2019.
USCCE & iCoachKids Partnership
January 21, 2019 For Immediate Release
The USCCE is excited to announce a partnership with iCoachKids to support the quality efforts of both organizations. iCoachKids provides a wide array of top level research based free reports, coaching resources, and training for youth sport coaches.
USCCE & ICCE Partnership
December 31, 2018 For Immediate Release
The United States Center for Coaching Excellence and the International Council for Coaching Excellence are excited to announce their partnership to bring the ICCE’s Coach Developer program workshops to the United States. These workshops are designed to support the work of professionals who provide coaching education and coach development to sport coaches across all sport contexts. Based on the ICCE’s International Coach Developer Framework, the workshops recognize the importance of well-prepared professionals who are responsible for initial and on-going education of volunteer and professional coaches at all levels of sport through classroom, online and on the field learning. In 2019 the USCCE Coach Developer Academy will provide two ICCE workshops, ‘Teaching & Learning Facilitation Skills’ and ‘Supporting Coaches in Practice’. These intensive 3 day workshops are small group interactive programs that focus on exploring, developing and honing teaching and leadership skills for the professionals who create and deliver coaching education programs.
USCCE & NAKHE Partnership
March 30, 2018 For Immediate Release
The USCCE and NAHKE, the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, are excited to announce a partnership in support of quality coaching education programming within academic departments.