Preparing Through Education
Texas A&M Coaching Academy prepares our cohort through educational and practical comprehension of sport. The Coaching Academy offers a 12-point Certificate designed to foster first-hand learning that we believe will be vantage points, by making the future leaders of sport more prepared for real world experiences within athletics and its administration fields. It is through these preparations and programs that students will learn how to positively influence and impact generations to come.
The Coaching Academy works with iTeach Texas to collaborate on multiple avenues available to those interested in pursuing coaching as a career path or goal.
COLLABORATION WITH SPRING BRANCH ISD
DEERFOOT YOUTH CAMP
The Coaching Academy has initiated an affiliation with Deerfoot Youth Camp. The Deerfoot Youth Camp is an independently owned and operated camp created by Tom and Joan Read to provide disadvantaged youth an opportunity to attend a sports-related camp in the summer to improve self-esteem, learn discipline and respect and encourage them to strive for excellence as students so they can attend college.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY PROGRAM
The Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) at Texas A&M University has been recognized as one of the best programs of its kind in the United States. PEAP offers a wide variety of courses, focusing on “Lifetime Fitness, Lifetime Wellness, and Lifetime Activity.”
ACCELERATE ONLINE SECONDARY TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Accredited since 2004, Accelerate Online-TAMU has offered an alternative route to teacher certification. Accelerate Online-TAMU is a continuing education program affiated with Texas A&M University
The Huffines Institute and Coaching Academy are closely knit together to facilitate research and application amongst sports scientists and practitioners.
BEST PRACTICES IN COACHING AND ADMINISTRATION
This course was designed to create an awareness of opportunities in coaching and youth development while exploring strategies and considerations that can contribute to successfully beginning a career in coaching.
IDENTIFYING AVENUES FOR CAREERS IN COACHING
The Coaching Academy continues to work to identify the multiple avenues available to those interested in pursuing coaching as a career path or goal.
The Coaching Academy facilitates the coordination of campus-related programs and programming related to coaching careers.
We are also associated with the Department of Recreation, Park and Sciences, College of Education and Human Development, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Division of Sport Management and Huffines Institute.
Put me in Coach!
The Texas A&M University Coaching Academy provides valuable resources
for current and aspiring coaches to make a difference on and off the sidelines.
Although athletes ultimately make the plays that decide a game, an effective coach puts a team in a position to win. Better still, a coach who is engaged in his players’ development can put those individuals in a place to succeed in life.
Educating coaches to both win and motivate is the guiding premise of the Texas A&M University Coaching Academy.