"The greatest knowledge of all is what you learn after you know everything." I thought I knew it all after having professional success at a young age. I came to find out that there was a world of baseball business that I never knew existed. Thanks SMWW for giving me this knowledge to not only advance my career but my dreams as well! I felt the course was almost perfect...The books were outstanding and I looked forward to the reading assignments each week. I really enjoyed the insight that Jonathan and Maury brought each and every week...wonderful instructors!
Coaching At The Next Level Course
Class size limited to 10 students
- Are you a coach?
- Would you like your first head coaching position?
- Would you like to have your first coaching job?
- Are you lacking the basic information to move up in the coaching profession?
- Has the coaching profession frustrated you at times?
- Do you know that you should be coaching at another level?
- Do you need academic credit or continuing education credits?
The Coaching at the Next Level course is for current coaches interested running their program more efficiently and effectively or who want to move up to the next level, and for those who want to become coaches.
The 8-week, online Coaching at the Next Level training course catapults your coaching career around the world in any sport. Most participants do not take this for college credit, but participants may receive undergraduate credit, or continuing education credits.
WELL-KNOWN, CHAMPIONSHIP-CALIBER GUEST COACHES, FROM ALL LEVELS, WILL BE SHARING THEIR EXPERTISE WITH STUDENTS. Upon graduation, graduates have gained employment at all levels of coaching, be it your first time coaching job, or at the collegiate or top club level, internationally and domestically.
The Coaching at the Next Level Course is an 8-week online course that launches you into a better coaching future. As opportunities and expectations continue to grow, so does the necessity for professional development. Today's coaches can create championship programs and improve opportunities for advancement while taking this course in the present.
Coach Wooden and Coach Krause
The Coaching at the Next Level course can't help you with sport-specific issues that you face every day, but it can train you to develop your philosophy, improve your resume, speak the language and prepare you to move to the next level. Each level of coaching is unique in itself. High schools require program development, colleges require recruiting and retention, and the professional levels require great expertise in scouting and skill development.
This course's main objective is to provide you with the tools to begin the process of moving to the next level, while you provide the work ethic and the passion. We examine the levels and issues of coaching in a new format to inspire creative solutions.
This course can be useful anywhere and everywhere in the sports world!
There are many places you can go to learn the latest offenses and defenses, the newest wrinkle in weight training or the other sport-specific details that you may require. This course offers a completely unique approach to improving yourself as a professional. As the title "coach" continues to grow in prestige, so do the expectations that come with the title. Each level of coaching has specific skill sets and requirements that are required for entry. Gaining that entry is often complicated and confusing. Don't pass up this opportunity to improve your ability to advance in your chosen profession.
This course is for you if you are a:
- College student wanting to coach
- Competitive coach wanting to coach at a competive level
- Graduate assistant wanting to be an assistant
- Assistant coach wanting to become a head coach
- Youth coach wanting to coach middle school
- Youth coach wanting to coach high school
- Middle school coach wanting to coach high school
- High school coach wanting to coach college
- College coach wanting to coach university
- University coach wanting to coach Division I
- Developmental league coach wanting to coach at the pro league level
- You want a mentor and advocate to assist you with your coaching career
Athletic organizations hire individuals who are already trained in producing results and program management and who have specific administration and coaching skills. The Coaching at the Next Level course is designed to give you the skill set and competitive edge that will distinguish you from others when applying for sports management positions. Upon completion of the course you will be thoroughly trained and ready to make a difference in the operation of any sports organization.
In addition, students will get hands-on experience with coaching in their area, adding actual job experience to their portfolio. Our goal at SMWW is to assist you with advancing your coaching career with our contacts around the world. This course is designed to give you the "who you know" and "what you know" to launch your sports career in any athletic venue.
You do not need to relocate. This course can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Coaching at the Next Level training includes:
- PERSONAL CAREER PLANNING
- SKILL DEVELOPMENT
- MEDIA & MARKETING
- PLAYER EVALUATION
- RECRUITING and RETENTION
- SPORTS MEDICINE & LIABILITY
- THE SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH
- BUILDING A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM
- SKILLS & STRATEGIES TO GET TO THE NEXT COACHING LEVEL
Internship, Practicum, Apprenticeship, and "Hands On" Experience:
Each participant will participate in a short term job experience.
The course instructor Dr. Lynn Lashbrook is joined by Mentor Dr. Jim Krause
Dr. Jim Krause
Dr. Jim Krause, President of Winning Sports Programs and Board Chairman of WSE International, brings a wealth of experience toanyone wanting to go to the next level in sports administration. "Coach" Krause has a 25+ year coaching career with stops at every level. University coaching experience included basketball, football, softball, baseball and golf. High school stops included basketball, men's and women's soccer and softball. Krause was also a general manager of a professional soccer franchise that involved supervision of coaches, players and agents. Joining Krause on the University of Oregon basketball staff was Jim Haney (Executive Director of the NABC), Stu Jackson (League VP-NBA), Jim O'Brien (Former Celtic and 76er's head coach) and Greg Graham (Boise State head coach). You will enjoy getting to know Jim Krause during his live interactive weekly audio chats Throughout the 8 week course.
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President of Sports Management Worldwide has served at the collegiate level as a coach, scout, recruiter, athletic academic advisor, compliance officer, and athletic director. He was an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Missouri, before becoming a Director of Athletics at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He turned down the AD job at Western Michigan University so he could begin developing his own sports management company. As Athletic Director, Dr. Lashbrook improved athlete graduation rates, increased ticket sales, bettered school participation in athletics, initiated and successfully completed a Student Recreation Center, established the first ever NCAA athletic exchange with Russia, and achieved record levels of fundraising and alumni donations. During his administration he had recognized programs in collegiate hockey, football, basketball, baseball, track, and rifle. Dr. Lashbrook understands the importance of ethical leadership and power of the podium and bringing out community spirit through sports. In 1985, Dr. Lashbrook served as President of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and Dr. Jim Krause are going to provide you with a non-sport specific opportunity to examine your skill sets, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and determine your priorities in motivation, leadership and team building. Included in the course curriculum will be "insider information" about coaching at the high school, university and professional levels. You will finish the course knowing the routes necessary for achieving your dream job and the necessary personal priorities for taking that next step in this highly competitive profession.
Weekly Audio Chats - A unique aspect of each 8 week course is the opportunity for students to participate weekly in interactive audio chats with fellow students, Dr. Jim Krause and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and renowned guest speakers. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within the professional and collegiate sports industry and get to know your instructor, guest speakers, and fellow students personally via the internet. This is available via any online computer.
Online Education - This innovative academic course is facilitated through a web-based educational delivery system. You will enjoy the online discussion boards, weekly readings, weekly quizzes, course projects, and interaction amongst fellow sports business-minded students and faculty. All course materials and textbooks are included in the course fee.
Global Participation - SMWW students participate from over 140 countries. Courses have a international influence and instructors will cater assignments to specific countries or leagues. Countries with economic challenges are eligible for economic dicounts.
Earn College Credit: Most participants are not college students. Most participants are working full time in a variety of careers including many in sports from all over the world. (Many wish they had taken this course in college!) For those of you who are in college and would like transferable credits to your school, two-three hours of college credit is available.
Military Discount - For those individuals who represent their country in military service we offer a discount. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are active, reserve, or a retired member of your countries military system. Thank you for serving your country! (Please include what country and specific part of the military.)
Tax Write Off - (For USA Citizens) SMWW course tuition, books and supplies can be used for education tax credits. Save your receipts and consult with your tax advisor on how this applies to you.
Sports Career Conferences - Throughout the year, Sports Management Worldwide hosts Sports Career Conferences at a variety of sporting events. These are fabulous networking events that put SMWW Alumni in the heart of the action. Opportunities to meet Head Coaches, GM's, Chief Executives, Player Personnel, Scouts, and fellow Sports Agents are facilitated. Visit SMWW Sports Career Conferences to learn more. SMWW Alumni receive discounts.
Receive undergraduate credit or continuing education requirements!
Many organizations, schools and programs will pay for staff professional development. This program, through SMWW, offers a variety of ways to gain financial support for your endeavor. Take the course as part of a Masters Program or as credit toward your continuing ed requirement with your present employer. Take this certificate program to improve your personal skill level and increase your productivity.
Course Certificate & Resume Reference:
Successful graduates of the Sports Management Worldwide courses will be sent a SMWW Certificate of Accomplishment. This certificate represents not only your achievements in the course but also demonstrates your personal commitment to self-improvement and ability to "self train" yourself for higher positions within the sports business industry.
In addition to your certificate, you will be given the stamp of approval by SMWW. This approval includes a personal reference you may add to your resume with contact information for Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and a reference to the mentors of this course.