Fundamentals About


The Fundamentals of Value-Based Coaching is a free online certificate course that lays the foundation for how to ethically develop players within a competitive framework. The course is based both on cutting-edge evidence-based research and practical coaching wisdom. The online format means coaches can take the course at their own pace. Here are some of the topics covered during the course:

  • Ethical Player Development
  • The Complete Player
  • Communicating with Youth athletes
  • Coaching Philosophy
  • Positive Coaching Techniques
  • Player Safety
  • Sports Psychology
  • Self-Esteem
  • Confidence Building
  • Sportsmanship
  • Healthy Lifestyle/ Nutrition
  • Player Discipline
  • Motivation
  • Plus Much More!

Course Benefits:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Build the Complete Player
  • Increase Competitiveness
  • No Cost (league administrators you can implement this across your league with no financial burden)
  • Online Platform- No travel required

Course Outline:

Estimated Time of Completion: 3 hours 15 minutes

Overall Course Objectives:

  • To Help Coaches Build Their Success.
  • To provide coaches with the knowledge to build positive character in their players.
  • To inspire coaches to constantly strive to build their coaching knowledge base.
  • To promote values-based coaching.
  • Build an athlete-centered coaching philosophy.

Module 1

Introduction & Aim of an Ethical Youth Coach


  • To Introduce the Fundamentals of Value-Based Coaching Online Course.
  • To explain why building character is important in youth sports.
  • To provide background on the development of the Center for Ethical Youth Coaching.
  • Aim of Ethical Youth Coach
  • Discuss good and bad qualities of a youth coach.
  • Learn about the complete player.
  • Discuss the goal of the EYC model.
  • Identify the four key player values.

 Module 2

Positive Coaching


  • To learn the positive coach check list.
  • To learn strategies for positive communication and how to avoid the “negative coaching cycle”.
  • How to handle challenges to your positive coaching.

 Module 3

The Ethical Youth Coach


  • Laying the foundation for your coaching style.
  • Describe the Ethical Youth Coach Checklist.
  • Discuss the negatives of sports gambling.

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