Best Sports Coaching Courses

Find the best online Sports Coaching Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Sports Coaching Courses.

The Physics of Sports

An introduction to the science behind sports: for coaches, teachers and all sports fans

Created by Dr Vassilios McInnes Spathopoulos - Academic and author


Students: 2015, Price: $19.99

Students: 2015, Price:  Paid

Many of us, in one way or another, have some kind of a connection to sport. Some will be sports professionals, such as coaches and athletes, whereas others may just be casual spectators admiring the achievements of competitors. Like most things in life, those achievements are determined by scientific principles.

This course aims to provide an understanding of the physical mechanisms behind many popular sporting events.

Understand the Science driving Sporting Performance

  • Learn how speed and acceleration relate to sprinting
  • Understand how Newton's laws of motion determine the path of a football
  • Apply the principles of rotational motion to gymnastics, figure skating and diving
  • Use the principle of energy conversion for estimating the height achieved in the pole vault
  • Learn what the optimum launch angles are for the long jump and other sports projectiles
  • Apply basic aerodynamics principles to the javelin throw, ski jumping and swimming
  • Estimate the effect of wind speed, altitude, temperature and equipment on various sports

Based on my successful book, "An Introduction to the Physics of Sports"!

Contents and Overview

How are Newton's three laws connected to football, and various forms of energy to cycling? What is the relationship between figure skating pirouettes and rotational motion? Do basic aerodynamics concepts influence performance in ski jumping, and hydrodynamics mechanisms, the world records in swimming?

The aim of this course is to present the physical laws that affect various sports. With the help of simple simulations and graphs, it is easily appreciated that science defines the performance of athletes, whereas at the same time the student is introduced to basic physics concepts in a novel and pleasant way.

In the seven sessions of the course, the scientific principles and theory governing specific sports and the performance of athletes are presented. For example, the concepts of velocity and acceleration are analysed through the performance of the leading short-distance athlete, Usain Bolt and Newton's three fundamental laws of motion are portrayed in football and basketball.

The course includes 24 lectures with almost 2 hours of video content, links to numerous scientific articles of mine on sports physics and links to many videos of great sporting moments. At the end of each session a quiz is included to assess student understanding.

Fully Accredited Certification in Sports Psychology

An essential professional sports psychology course for athletes and counsellors for winning coaching and management

Created by Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, Ph.D. - Vice Chancellor at Victoria University, Uganda (Former)


Students: 533, Price: $89.99

Students: 533, Price:  Paid

This IAOTH, UK Accredited course is to help individuals who want to understand and apply sport psychology to help themselves and others. This concise programme is designed, keeping in mind that you may not have any prior knowledge about Emotional Intelligence, and you really want to learn about it, despite your busy schedule. So we have tried to avoid jargon as much as possible and simplified concepts and terminology for you.

This programme is accredited, and this Udemy course is recognized for certification by Virtued Academy International, an autonomous institute, under the Virtued Society, incorporated under the act 21, 1860 of the Government of U.P., India. Validity & Utility of the training is conditionally in conformity with the Constitution of India, and the laws of the land under Article 19 1 G. Virtued Academy International provides continuing education for individuals interested in self-development and students should contact the IAOTH, UK for registration/ accreditation and relevant local authorities for the scope of practice.

Sports psychology is an integral part of sports science to improve performance through various traits e.g. mental toughness etc. It is crucial for the people who are into fields including but not limited to sports coaching, mentoring, training, sports management, sports nutrition, sports marketing, sports analytics, performance analysis, sports events or sports event planning, sports agent, sports sponsorship, esports, sports broadcasting, sports writing, sports journalism, sports commentator, sports betting, life coaching etc. Such people must know sports psychology and do this sports psychology diploma.

The sport psychology is applicable in every sport including but not limited to soccer / football / NFL , badminton, hockey, volleyball, basketball / NBA, tennis, cricket, baseball, golf, boxing, ski, jump rope, archery, bodybuilding, muscle building, weight lifting, powerlifting, strength training, dumbbell, strength and conditioning, fitness, fat loss, HIIT, TRX, military, marine, yoga, home workout, gym, Zumba, Calisthenics, capoeira, handstand, parkour, gymnastics, kungfu, taekwondo, martial arts, Close Combat, MMA, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ), judo, karate, Parkour, freerunning, wrestling, wushu, acrobatic, backflip, Core Strength, pilates, barre workout, or even daily fantasy sports (DFS) etc.

Sports coaches: Improve your communication skills

Take this time to become a more successful and therefore more in demand coach (of any sport). Speak to your athletes.

Created by Serena Greenslade F.V.C.M. (Hons), A.N.E.A. - Elocution coach AKA Voice coach F.V.C.M.(Hons) for 27 years


Students: 148, Price: $19.99

Students: 148, Price:  Paid

I have written articles for various sports publications about the importance of communication for publications world wide including 'Tennis Pro' and the International Tennis Federation Coaching and Sport Science Review.

Available free with this course my ebook - 'How to get better results from your athletes - what other coaching manuals don't tell you'. This course has been designed so that you can hop from one lecture to another they are not dependent upon each other, this makes improving your speech easier for you as you can concentrate on the bits you think you need to.

You have spent a lot of time (and money) qualifying as a sports coach but let me ask a question

What do you, as a coach, do when you're working? You’ll probably answer ‘teach tennis’ or 'coach basketball' etc. This is true, but if you stop and think about it, the majority of your time is spent, not playing your sport, but speaking to people. Sports coaches communicate all the time.

Usually when we have to teach people, the pupils are sitting still, able to concentrate fully on what the teacher is saying. The teacher is also able to sit or stand still, either sitting at a desk with all of their notes or standing at a whiteboard able to reinforce ideas with written words. 

Sports coaches do not have these luxuries, they have to teach in the middle of a field or a large sports hall with no chairs or whiteboards, to students who are moving around and who are being distracted by anything and everything. If you are teaching outside the wind can blow your voice away or if in a large hall the echo can swallow up your words. These sports coaches need to have exceptional communication skills if they are to produce first class athletes.

Good sports coaching communication skills are vital to the success of your business.

When you are coaching any sport, communication is essential. It doesn't matter if it's tennis, football, baseball, basketball, netball, golf, gymnastics, badminton, athletics, hockey, cricket......the list is endless. The better you are at communicating the more popular and successful you will be and the more confident and successful your athletes will be.

Successful sports coaches need to be able to communicate confidently and enthusiastically to

  • a)    other coaches

  • b)    players 

  • c) parents 

  • d) managers

  • e) school groups 

  • f) local businesses 

You don’t work in an office where you see only a few work colleagues every week. You are continually meeting different people of all ages and of all abilities.

You have to speak to parents, children, school teachers, head teachers, managers, receptionists, businesses and adult learners to name a few and amongst this list are the young, old, agile, not so agile, polite people, funny people, argumentative people and easy going people.

This course will show you how to do this.

Have a look at my promotional video and free sample lectures and see how I can help you become an even more successful coach