How This Works
What does HOF stand for?
HOF stands for Hall of Fame, as it represents the highest standard achievable in sport.
What is the HOF Coaching Program all about?
The HOF Coaching Program focuses on the behavior of Coaches in sport. It provides an accountability feature that allows Parents and Athletes to rate their Coaches Behavior. The goal is to align the Coach, Association, Athlete, Parent and Official with regards to positive behavior and reduce athlete attrition.
What does "HOF Registered" mean?
"HOF Registered" means that the Coach has registered a profile on our website and had the opportunity to review the HOF Coaching Program course online.
What does "HOF Certified" mean?
"HOF Certified" means that the coach has registered a profile on our website, reviewed the course, and has posted an HOF Score on their coaching profile.
How can I enroll in an Hall Of Fame Coaching Program course?
To enroll in a Hall Of Fame coaching course, click here.
How can I enroll in an HOF Coaching Program course?
To register as a COACH, click on the "Login" section on our website and click on "Register Coach". To Register as an ASSOCIATION, click on the "Login" section on our website and click on "Register Association".
Who can enroll in the HOF Coaching Program course?
Anyone can enroll in the HOF Coaching Program course. Generally, it will be Coaches, Associations, Parents, Officials and aspiring Coaches.
What is covered in the HOF Coaching Program course?
The HOF Coaching Program focuses on behavioral awareness, which will assist Coaches in better preparing themselves to behave in a positive manner towards their athletes.
Once you complete the HOF Coaching Program course, what are the next steps?
Registered Associations will connect electronically via the website, generating a unique survey link that can be shared with Athletes and Parents. The results will be made available to the Coach to post in their profile after the survey is complete.
What can I include in my HOF Coaches profile?
You can include a picture of yourself, along your coaching history, list your specific coaching experience and relevant certifications.
How are Associations involved?
Associations can register a profile as well! They can link with HOF Registered Coaches. Upon accepting the Association request to connect, a unique HOF Coaching Program Survey link is created. The Association can then send the HOF Coaching Program Survey Link to Parents and Athletes that the coach is working with.
What is included in the Survey link?
The HOF Coaching Program Survey link includes 10 behavioral based questions covered in the HOF Coaching Program course.
What do the recipients of the HOF Coaching Program Survey link do?
The recipients of the HOF Coaching Survey link have the opportunity to rate the coach using 10 behavioral based questions that were covered during the HOF Coaching Program course. The questions are scored using a 0 (low) to 10 (high) rating system. Once the survey is completed, the recipient submits the HOF Coaching Program Survey by clicking the "Submit" button.
What happens after the HOF Coaching Program Survey is submitted?
Once the HOF Coaching Survey is submitted by the recipient, the Association receives the complete, ANONYMOUS response. Upon receipt of adequate response, the Association closes the survey, generating an average score, which the Coach chooses to ACCEPT or REJECT.
What happens when the coach ACCEPTS the HOF Coaching Program survey result?
When the coach ACCEPTS the HOF Coaching Program survey result, it is immediately published on that coach's HOF Coaching Profile and they are now HOF Certified.
What happens when the coach REJECTS the HOF Coaching Program survey result?
When the Coach REJECTS the HOF Coaching Program survey result, the Association is encouraged to follow up with the Coach and discuss the results. The results are only published if the Coach ACCEPTS the results. The goal is to align the Coach, Association, Parent, Athlete and Official with regards to positive coaching behavior.
How often do associations send out HOF Coaching Program Surveys?
Associations can send out HOF Coaching Program Surveys as often as they deem appropriate. We would recommend at least twice per season for consistency and improvement sake.
What is the goal of the HOF Coaching Program?
The HOF Coaching Program is designed to establish a higher standard of coaching behavior, with the mission of “Encouraging the athletes to come back the next day”.
If “it takes a village to raise a child”, then our vision is to “grow the village”! We want to highlight great coaching, and more specifically, great coaching behavior.
Won’t a program like this scare away existing Coaches!?
We understand that there is risk with accountability. That is why we have designed our course, survey, and website functionality to reduce risk. The course content is relatively simply and intuitive, and the related survey is focused on simple and basic coaching behaviors such as knowing athletes names, and being respectful to the “Village”.
Surveys are submitted anonymously, and there is no direct communication via the website. The Association holds the results, and the coach receives an average score when the survey is complete. If the coach is unhappy with the result, they do not have to ACCEPT and publish the result. The Association will follow up and a discussion can be had based on the anonymous results. The goal is to highlight great coaches, encourage and support new coaches where technical knowledge may be limited, and create conversations around coaches who may want to consider changing how they behave.
We want to “Encourage the athlete to come back the next day”, and in the process “Grow the Village” with regards to positive coaching behavior. Parents; insist on it!