single most important action a youth organization can take
to improve its sports program is to train its volunteer coaches.
If coaches understand and fulfill their significant responsibilities
as teachers and role models, your league will be successful
your players and their families will have rich and rewarding
The Coach Ed course addresses subjects that volunteers
need to know before they coach children. The training consists
two parts; one part addresses general coaching topics that
the coach will have to deal with during the season. The other
covers the fundamentals of coaching a specific sport. The fee for this certification is $20 per coach. Upon
successful completion of the 3-hour course and official certification
by KSN, the coach receives valuable benefits including insurance
and additional educational resources.
Check the "Clinic Listings" for
information on clinics currently scheduled in the San Antonio area
at (210) 654-4707 to schedule a clinic in the San Antonio area.
How to establish a KSN training program:
Youth sports associations
within the San Antonio area who are interested
in having their volunteers trained and certified should
contact the KSN Education Office to
arrange dates, times and locations convenient to the league.
Depending on the anticipated attendance, the clinic will
be presented live or via video. There is a $75 clinic fee
for KSN clinicians to conduct the clinic for your league,
however the fee is waived if 25 or more coaches successfully
complete the clinic.
Other Texas or out-of-state youth associations who wish
to certify their coaches can do so by applying to become
a KSN Training Unit. Upon approval the associations/leagues
will receive all the materials they need to conduct the
training on their own including professional instructional
videos (DVD or VHS). KSN can also provide Q-cards and Power
Point presentations for live presentations. A $200 deposit is required to become a KSN Training Unit, $100 serves as a one time nonrefundable set up fee for the KSN materials and videos provided. The other $100 will be applied to the first five coaches certified within six months after the date the Training Unit is established.
Creating a KSN Training Unit is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
us you're interested.
- Complete an application
and sign a short agreement.
- Pay $200 to become a Training Unit and $100 will be credited toward the certification fees of your first five coaches.
That's all there is to it! When you complete these steps
the training materials will be placed in the mail and on
your doorstep in just a few days. If you are interested
in establishing a Training Unit in your
area contact the
of KSN Certification:
Initial Coach - A new coach who has not been certified
with the Kids Sports Network within the past two years.
To become a KSN certified coach, a volunteer must attend
an entire clinic, sign a Code of Conduct pledge, successfully
pass a short test and pay a fee of $20. The coach is issued
a one year membership card and receives the benefits described
Returning Coach – Coaches who have been certified
with KSN within the last 2 years may renew their membership
without additional training in the sport in which they
were originally certified. To renew a membership, the coach
must re-sign the conduct pledge, complete a short test
and pay a $20 recertification fee. Coaches will receive
a renewal notice prior to the expiration of their certification.
They can also download and complete a renewal form from
the KSN website or by attending a KSN clinic Note:
Some organizations require coaches to attend additional
as criteria for recertification.
Extra Sport Coach - A currently certified coach who wants
to add an additional sport to their certification may do
so by attending the sports specific portion of a KSN clinic
and paying an additional $10. This extends the insurance
benefits to cover the coach in the additional sport but
does not extend the coach’s overall certification.
Child Centered Sports - KSN believes in the
Child Centered Sports philosophy. This occurs when the child
is surrounded by trained
coaches and officials, orientated parents and administrators
that have been given every opportunity to run a successful youth
program. For more information on how to conform your league to
this same philosophy visit our Parent Orientation
Criminal Background Check web pages.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kids Sports Network
100 Montana St.
San Antonio, TX 78203
Fax (210) 820-2199