The ASCA welcomes all new coaches! Since 1958 we have been providing coaches with educational resources helpful in improving teaching and technical skills, improving job opportunities and job stability, and improving the overall enjoyment of this wonderful profession. For new coaches we highly recommend the "Essential Survival Kit for New Coaches." The kit contains our first three home study certification schools, the "How to Write Workouts" and "Working Successfully With Swimming Parents" manuals, the "Parent, Coach, Athlete" handbook, and a one year membership in the ASCA.
After you finish your test we invite you to return to the ASCA website to view the many educational opportunities available to you, as well as information on becoming a "Certified ASCA Coach."
The completion of the Foundations of Coaching test, along with membership in ASCA, and the completion of a certification application will make you "an ASCA Certified Level 1 Coach."