Overview: The NWCA, through a collaborative effort with nationally renowned high school coaches Dave Crowell (Nazareth, PA) and Dave Caslow (Philipsburg, PA), has developed the ultimate resource guide for the junior high or high school coach.
Resource Details: All of the information needed to execute an administrative task is organized neatly in one of the 11 chapters. This manual should never be complete. As new ideas or initiatives are implemented into your program, you simply add more chapters. There is no better gift that a head coach could provide to an assistant coach to help them develop their skill sets.
Format and Content: All of the materials are either in hard copy form in the notebook and/or can be downloaded from a secured area of the www.nwcaonline.com website. For example, there is one chapter dedicated to organizing a summer camp. All of the materials needed to conduct a camp are included in the manual (e.g., insurance, sample brochure, schedule of events, etc.). All you have to do is customize the materials to meet your unique needs. The initial chapters of the manual include, but are not limited to:
*Coach as the Leader
*Organizing and evaluating your coaching staff
*Educationally based athletics
*Recruiting and motivating wrestlers
*Public and community relations
*Working with parents
*Facilities and equipment
*Developing feeder wrestling programs
Added Value Benefits: In addition to helping to keep the head coach organized, the manual also makes it much easier to delegate duties to assistant coaches. All of the materials needed to execute a specific task are in one place. This is a very efficient way for a head coach to mentor an assistant coach. Ultimately, this tool can help in a transition when the head coach retires and a new coach is hired.