Every US Quidditch team is required to have a coach. This person may also be a player, but must attend any USQ hosted event with their team and must complete USQ’s coach certification prior to their team competing in any official games. The goal of coach certification is to ensure that all teams are familiar with USQ policies and procedures, understand the symptoms and risks for concussions, and have a leader who understands the basic tenets of coaching.
The purpose of the USQ coaching development and training program will teach coaches to coach, not to play the game. Coaches will learn to teach the game in a positive way by choosing effective drills and fostering an environment inclusive to all USQ members. Coaches will gain credibility with their teams, as well as with their schools and community administrators. The program is designed to introduce leaders to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching. The program will demonstrate how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship.
usq coach certification requirements
The USQ Coach Certification process was implemented by USQ as a training tool and team requirement beginning in the fall of 2014. The program is still in development itself, and will expand and improve with each year. For now, in order to become a USQ certified coach, individuals must:
- Register as a current coach member
- Complete a concussion webinar with NFHS
- Complete a USQ policy quiz
A variety of other resources for coaches can be found here.