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Silver Level Certification Requirements



National Coaches Education Program

Silver Level

Purpose


This is the second of a three part advanced coaching education program. It provides coaches with extensive information about the practical applications of coaching theory and provides them with an opportunity to apply their knowledge through research in the field of wrestling.

Audience

For coaches who have completed the Bronze level and who wish to become superior coaches. For coaches who have considerable coaching experience and desire additional formal training in coaching.

Curriculum

Coaches will attend a five-day Coaches College. The site and date will be determined by USA Wrestling. This Coaches College will be held one to two times annually and will be announced to all Bronze certified coaches. Coaches will receive advanced instruction regarding diet and nutrition, the psychology of wrestling, peak performance principles, risk management, and other wrestling related curriculum.

Coaches will also be required to submit to USAW eight out of twenty task criteria. The task criteria will be broken down into four areas in which there will be five task within each area. These areas are as follows.

1. Planning the development of the athlete.
(i.e. integrate physiological, psychological, technical and tactical factors into an annual training program for elite wrestlers.)

2. Physiological development of the athlete.
(i.e. plan, conduct, and evaluate a training program to meet the energy demands of wrestling.)

3. Psychological development of the athlete.
(i.e. develop a psychological profile and plan the mental development of an athlete)

4. Technical development of the athlete.
(i.e. plan, develop, and analyze a technical instruction progression chart as a part of a season plan)

Coaches are required to complete at least one task from each of these sections in order to be considered for Silver Certification. (eight tasks overall)

Coaches will also be required to host a Bronze Level clinic for completion of Silver certification.

Technical Certification

The technical certification will be done through the Coaches College in association with a USAW age group developmental camp. At the Silver level, a coach can be certified in either Freestyle or Greco-Roman. Silver level technical certification may be granted as a result of meeting one or more of the following criteria:
1. Having been a World level tourney (FILA “A” Continental, World, or Olympic)
Top ten placer.
2. Having been a member of a senior level national team and achieving a ranking of third or better
(Criteria must have been met within eight years of Silver level application)

Instructors

All course instruction will be provided by USA Wrestling approved instructors.

Instructor Resources

All pertinent instructional materials as required by course instructors will be provided by USA Wrestling.

Course site and dates

To be determined by USA Wrestling. All qualified coaches will be notified via mail, phone, USAW publication or online at www.usawrestling.org).

Course Fees

The cost of the Coaches College will be determined by USA Wrestling. Any other fees associated with Silver Level certification will be outlined upon application.

Awards

Upon course completion, Silver certified coaches will receive a certificate of Silver certification, , and a USAW Silver certified special edition watch. This achievement will also be noted on a special plaque of coaching accomplishment to be displayed at USAW headquarters in Colorado Springs, Co.




Task #1; Physiological

Plan conduct and evaluate a training program to meet the energy demands of wrestling.


Possible Topics of Consideration:
How to apply the principles of optimum physiological preparation of elite wrestlers to training programs with particular emphasis on:

*Training periods
a) Interaction between intensity, volume and general and specific training in relation to the training year.
b) Differences with different age groups.

*Special training principles
a) Systematization
b) Repetition
c) Interaction between aerobic, strength and power training
d) Interaction between quantity and quality of training over short periods
e) Tapering for peak performance

*Aerobic power and capacity
a) VO2 max
b) Aerobic capacity
c) Lactate threshold
d) Field test for aerobic power and capacity
e) Training methods for endurance

*Anaerobic power and capacity
a) Lactic vs. alactic anaerobic power and capacity
b) Factors affecting anaerobic power
c) Effects of muscle strength and power on anaerobic tests
d) Training methods for speed
e) Program prescription based on test results


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.



Task #2; Physiological

Plan conduct and evaluate a strength training program for elite wrestlers.

Possible Topics of Consideration:
How to apply the principles of strength and power training with particular emphasis on:

*Skeletal muscle structure
*Strength
*Adaptations with strength and power training
*Practical demonstrations of how to train most effectively
a) Plyometric training
b) Eccentric training
c) Cross training
*Periodization of strength training
*Nutrition and its’ role in strength training
*Strength training and the child athlete
*Tests for strength and power
*Definition of muscular strength, power, and endurance
*Measurements of strength, power and endurance
*Program design based on test results

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.



Task #3; Physiological

Plan nutritional requirements for wrestling

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Application of nutritional requirements to endurance training and to interval training (including pre vs post training diets)

*Nutrition before, during and after competition

*The influence of time, stress, activity, volume of water, temperature and nature of the fluid (sugar, sodium, potassium percentage) which affects hydration

*Methods of monitoring an athlete’s diet

*Adaptation of diet and hydration to lesson the effects of travel across time zones

*Develop and evaluate a weight loss dietary regime


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.



Task #4; Physiological

Adapt wrestling training programs according to the influence environment has on training and performance.

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*The effect of acute changes in altitude on the quality and quantity of training and performance

*The effect of acclimation to altitude on physiological function and performance at altitude on physiological function and performance at altitude and at sea level

*The effect of sea level training on training and performance at altitude

*Recommendations for training, acclimatizing and performing at different altitudes

*The effect of acclimation to thermal stress on physiological function and performance at elevated and reduced temperatures

*The effect of travel of differing patterns, distances and time zones on physiological function and performance at elevated and reduced temperatures

*Strategies for offsetting the detrimental effects of travel

*Facility factors


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.



Task #5; Physiological:

Plan, conduct and evaluate a recovery and injury rehabilitation program

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Regeneration menu (i.e. environment, nutrition, planned regeneration, sauna, showers, pools hydrotherapy, massage)

*How to apply the “principle of variety” effectively in massage:
a) Reflexology
b) Swedish Stroking
c) Accupressure
d) Rolfing
e) Shaking-Traeger

*How to periodize regeneration vs training stimulus

*What personnel/facility support is required for wrestling training, training camps, competitions

*How to monitor fatigue and recovery (i.e. heart rates, blood pressure, sleep, etc.)

*Design an individualized flexibility training program

*Awareness of trauma procedures and treatment when dealing with athletic injuries
a) Identify common training and competition injuries
b) Set a specific procedure to be followed in case of injury
c) Monitor rehabilitation program
d) Design warm-up and warm-down routine to assist in the prevention of injuries


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #6; Psychological

Psychological preparation for wrestling coaches

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Develop and refine a focus plan for the coach in pre-competition situations
*Develop and refine a focus plan for the coach in competition
*Develop and refine a plan for coaches to deal with distractions and in training and coaching
*Develop and refine the coach’s mental preparation plan for training sessions
*Develop a mental imagery plan to enhance mental readiness and performance for the coach in training and at competition


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #7; Psychological

Psychological preparation for wrestlers

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Develop and refine a focus plan for wrestlers in pre-competition situations
*Develop and refine a focus plan for wrestlers in competition
*Develop and refine the wrestler’s plan for distractions in training and competition
*Develop and refine the wrestler’s mental preparation plan for training
*Develop and a wrestler’s mental imagery plan to enhance mental readiness and performance in training and at competitions

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #8; Psychological

Analyze performance factors as a basis for coaching decisions

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Demonstrate application of analysis in the coaching process
*Synthesize a specific model of analysis for wrestling
*Apply research that is being undertaken in the various areas of analysis:
a) The process of observation in wrestling environments
b) Modeling of sport performance in wrestling
c) Video assisted sport analysis

*Fundamental application of video technology that will enable the coach to operate video analysis programs and manipulate data gained from such analyses.

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “need to know” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criterium entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #9; Psychological

Demonstrate coaching leadership skills

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Explore the values of an effective leader in relation to coaching. Examine the values you base your coaching on and their effect on your overall leadership
a) How to integrate ethical issues into a long-term team development strategy
b) Examine the differences between leadership and management
c) Examine the impact of different leadership styles
d) Strategies for handling the demands and the rewards of coaching

*Examine the keys to building effective teams
a) Group process skills that will help you get the most out of everyone
b) Techniques for enhancing team harmony
c) Essential communication skills

*Examine the basis of clear, effective communication
a) Ways to communicate dynamically and assertively
b) Methods for optimizing communication
c) Techniques for improving the effectiveness of meetings

*Examine management of conflict situations
a) Explore the issues of common conflicts on a team’s effectiveness
b) Explore dealing with conflicts, and the techniques which work best for common situations
c) Explore conflict management styles and their influences on your success as a leader


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #10; Psychological

Enhance coaching performance

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Assessment of the coach’s lifestyle, coping skills and pre-disposition to stress
*Goal setting: short and long term
*Coaching burnout: causes, symptoms, and remedies
*Life goals: coaching, family, social, etc.
*Performance blocks in the competitive environment
a) Perfectionism
b) Conflicting demands and interpersonal problems
*Optimizing your time and talent
a) Self-control strategies
b) Relaxation and guided imagery
*Problem solving situations demanding special attention
*Cognitive re-structuring
*Contracts: clarifying roles, responsibilities, and relationships
*Time management


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #11; Planning

Plan, conduct and evaluate an assistant coach training for wrestling.

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Selection procedure for assistant coaches
*Development of an assistant coach job description
*A progressive yearly training plan for an assistant coach
*Evaluation criteria and feedback mechanism

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “need to know” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criterium entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #12; Planning


Integrate physiological, psychological, technical and tactical factors into an annual periodize training program for elite wrestlers.

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*The long-term development of athletes within the sport
*The theory and process of periodization
*Foundations of annual planning
*Monitoring the annual plan. In order to complete this workbook the coach will need a copy of his/her competition calendar and should be familiar with the concepts of periodization planning.

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #13; Planning


Plan, conduct, and evaluate a national training camp

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Objectives of camp
*Venue, facilities, and equipment
*Duration and dates
*Program-number, times and type of training sessions
*Number of wrestlers
*Caliber and experience of wrestlers
*Recreation objectives and activities
*Staffing—primary and support
*Evaluation methods and instruments
*Budget—travel, accommodation, meals, facilities, staffing
*Public relations/media relations

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #14; Planning


Plan, conduct, and evaluate a national training camp

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Objectives of tour
*Competition—level, schedule
*Travel itinerary—training opportunities, facilities
*Athlete selection, organization, and administration
*Coaching staff and support staff
*Budget
*Protocol—cultural and recreational programs, required and optional: official gift exchanges
*Cultural differences—briefing sources, dissemination of information
*Help the manager to:
a) Organize the staging process
b) Manage on-site support staff
c) Analyze individual and team performance
d) Become familiar with the FILA draw
*Public relations/media relations as applicable

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #15; Planning


Understand the sport system of USA Wrestling

Possible Topics of Consideration:
The coach must have an understanding of the following subjects.

*United State Olympic Committee
a) Who are the players
b) How are they funded
c) National sport organizations
d) Major games organization
e) Hierarchy of organization

*How does the system work?

*How does the coach operate within the system
a) Athlete’s rights/athlete coach relationships
b) Selection process
c) Role of the NCEP
d) The role of the National Coaching staff

*What is the structure of USA Wrestling
a) What is its’ history
b) When was it formed
c) Why was it formed
d) How is it organized
e) What is its’ role

*Quadrennial planning (process and content) including plan of wrestling

*Hierarchy and structure of FILA

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #16; Planning


Plan, implement and evaluate the development of the National Team Program

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*International competition structure

*International standards

*National Standards

*National competition structure

*Long-term quadrennial plans for high performance wrestler development
a) Club, state, and national organizations
b) Training standards
c) Training facilities, equipment
d) Coaching expertise, certification

*Coach and athlete selection process

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #17; Technical


Plan, conduct and evaluate a variety of practical coaching sessions of skill training appropriate to elite wrestlers

Possible Topics of Consideration:
Knowledge and application of appropriate:

*Content

*Methodology with particular emphasis on:
a) Session/lesson planning and their context in the overall training plan
b) Quality of organization and progression of the sessions
c) Ability to observe key performance factors, diagnose and prescribe improvements
d) Quality of communication and demonstration skills

*Organize a visitation program by state or national wrestling programs to evaluate practical coaching in home environment

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #18; Technical


Plan, conduct and evaluate a variety of practical coaching sessions appropriate to elite wrestlers in strategy and tactics

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Selection of Content

*Select appropriate strategies required which are specific to an athlete’s weight class

*Selection of appropriate strategies and tactics in a variety of match situations

*Scouting and analysis of opponents

*Methodology, as identified by USA Wrestling’s performance analysis of wrestling with particular emphasis on:
a) Session/lesson planning and their context in the overall training plan
b) Quality of organization and progression of the sessions
c) Ability to observe key performance factors, diagnose and prescribe improvements
d) Quality of communication and demonstration skills


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task Criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.




Task #19; Technical


Plan the long term development of wrestlers

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Long-term athlete development model
a) Design a battery of tests for measurement of the wrestler’s physical abilities
b) Set standards to be met over the multi-year program
c) Introduce performance indicators
d) Specify long-term objectives and identify priorities
e) Set short term and long term goals
f) Fit technical, tactical, psychological and physical preparation into the periodized program

*Principles related to Stages of athlete development
a) Initiation
b) Athletic formation
c) Specialization
d) High performance

*Talent identification principles and programs

*Growth and development principles reltated to the stages of initiation and athletic development

*Quadrennial planning for athletes at various stages of development

*Non-athlete career planning
a) Impact of sport retirement on the athlete
b) Preparing for transition to a non-athlete career


Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.


Task #20; Technical


Analyze advanced technical skills via video analysis

Possible Topics of Consideration:
*Individual and or team analysis
a) Individual/team strengths
b) Individual/team weaknesses
c) Individual/team tendencies

*State, National, and or World Championships scoring moves breakdown
a) Highest percentage moves
b) Lowest percentage moves
c) Percentage of scoring maneuvers

*Develop technical strategies against elite scouted opponents

*Current scoring techniques used predominantly

*Strategies and tactics appropriate for current FILA rules and regulations

*What best wrestlers are doing that others aren’t in regards to specific techniques (Case study of a specific athlete or athletes)

*Methodology of video scouting use for pre and post competition

*Applications of technical study in your program

Evaluation
The evaluation methods utilized (i.e. written reports, training diaries, case studies, etc.) should be forwarded to the USAW NCEP Coordinator. This documentation will then be evaluated by the NCEP Coordinator and USAW National Coaching Staff based on an assessment of knowledge assimilated from the “Possible Topics of Consideration” content and application of knowledge gained. If a task is incomplete, the evaluators will identify what is lacking and will provide the coach with the direction necessary to complete the task.

Judgment of task completion will be done through Pass/Fail evaluation, with comments attached to assist in completion of the task if the task was viewed as unsatisfactory.

To submit the task for review and study, please follow the format at the end of the Silver Task criteria entitled: Submitting a Task for Review.





Submitting a Task for Review


If you have further questions, please submit them to cbickley@usawrestling.org or call (719) 598-8181 and ask for the NCEP Manager.

Also, please visit the NCEP Coaches Corner on TheMat.com at www.themat.com. This web-site will offer a growing body of information regarding the development of coaches in amateur wrestling.


When you are prepared to write and submit a task for review with the NCEP program please follow this format.

Submit the Task using the Modern Language Association format for paper writing, using endnotes as the citation method. Many, but not all of the task criteria will require documentation. Please follow the MLA format for all source notation, paper writing, and bibliographies submitted for the Silver Task Criteria. Information regarding the MLA format can be answered by obtaining a stylebook from your local library, bookstore, or by contacting www.mla.org/ via the Internet.

Most Silver Level Tasks can be completed by submitting a paper of 4-7 pages in length to the NCEP Coordinator.

Note: We are asking MLA format to be used so that there is consistency in style as tasks are submitted. Eventually the Coaches Corner on TheMat.com will house many of these papers; therefore, we are asking for a good faith effort to follow MLA for that purpose. Not all submissions will need to have endnotes and a bibliography. We want the Silver and Gold tasks submitted to be a valuable resource to other coaches nationally; to help build the body of information to help educate wrestling coaches. Our overriding purpose is not to make this a barrier to keep coaches from moving on to Silver Certification; rather, we want to develop a comprehensive, professional, and valuable body of information to wrestling coaches.

Please note that within each Task for Silver and Gold certification there is a series of statements under the title “Possible Topics of Consideration”. These are offered as topics that you may wish to investigate to fulfill the task criteria. You do not need to write on each of these topics to fulfill the task criteria.

Nor, should this list of statements be construed as complete. If you have other subjects or topics which you would like to write on, and would fit well with the task objective please contact the NCEP Coordinator for approval before working.


Some Tasks can be completed using other less standard means of submission: for example, video submission, power-point presentation, graph/chart presentation with written analysis. If you would like to pursue a submission of a task, using a non-standard method please consult the NCEP Coordinator prior to beginning work on the task.


When you’re ready to submit the task please include the following information on a one page cover sheet to expedite the review process and assist in organization.

Name
Address
Phone Number
Fax Number
E-mail Address
Location and Date of Coaches College you attended

Name the Task number you are submitting.
Type the task objective.

Include a reference Title to the topic you are working on.

Include an updated list of tasks that you have submitted and received approval for completing at the bottom of page.

Please send to:
NCEP Manager
6155 Lehman Dr
Colorado Springs, CO, 80918
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