TEXAS A&M COACHING ACADEMY
The Coaching Academy Leadership Summit hosted distinguished professionals from athletic and administrative career fields. Through the sharing of knowledge and experiences, those working in athletics had an increased understanding of their roles, responsibilities and opportunities as leaders working with students, athletes and coaches. By exposing students to real world, everyday professionals within the various athletic domains, we are “coaching” the future of athletic and administrative careers.
what we do
The Coaching Academy at Texas A&M University helps individuals reach their goals related to the variety of opportunities the coaching field provides. Educational experiences are provided to assist students, student-athletes and current coaches to achieve their career objectives, as they positively influence those they coach, and the communities in which they interact.
Video of the week
Coaching the Coach : Frank Martin
Food for Thought
Master Strength Coach
Preparing someone to coach can take many forms. The Coaching Academy accomplishes this by identifying multiple avenues available through Texas A&M. It works with individuals that understand the tremendous positive influence associate with coaching.
The Coaching Academy fulfills the second tier of its mission to “support coaches”. It assists in the provision of opportunities related to employment. The Academy has initiated and continues to develop relationships with the public and private sector to provide networking and job employment opportunities.
In conjunction with the Huffines Institute, the Coaching Academy works to “promote coaches”. It does so by educating the public on the positive influence coaches have in society and by promoting and organizing on and off campus-related programming through seminars, podcasts, radio-broadcasting, and presentations.
Why we do it
“Promoting Positive Outcomes Through Quality Coaching”
– Dr. John Thornton, Executive Director
Preparing undergraduates for coaching by way of campus related programming and coaching certification through the Academy.
Facilitating and sponsoring participation in seminars and clinics for beginning coaches, current practitioners, and athletics departments.
Providing coaching related podcasts, distance learning continued education and masters level course for coaches through the Division of Sport Management at Texas A&M.
Innovate and sustain programming for coaches while promoting the positive influence coaches have on athletes and communities.