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Coaching Skills & Sports Psychology

8-12 hrs online study + quiz

Available all year with CCA Coach or Team Membership

This course module is a key components of the BBS Training Method and the complete CCA certification. We start by exploring our mind’s power over our athletic ability: from performance anxiety to mental blocks, developing a growth mindset, mental toughness, positive team culture, dealing with different athlete personalities, managing stress, and using visualisation as a powerful performance tool. We also go into full immersion of essential teaching skills and techniques, to maximise your coaching superpowers!


  • Describe how motor skills are acquired by the body during the three stages of learning

  • Name and differentiate different learner types and their needs Describe how each learner type responds to different stages of the three learning phases

  • Understand how different types of athletes react to certain situations Increase compliance through team motivation

  • Set meaningful and constructive competition goals for your teams Differentiate between effort and ability praise

  • Identify the learning opportunities created by challenges and problem solving

  • Help athletes set goals that help develop a growth mindset Identify the different types, causes and management techniques for mental blocks

  • Use a growth mindset approach to help prevent mental blocks

  • Use positive and constructive language for maximum coaching efficiency

  • How to pace coaching activities to allow athletes to focus and increase retention

  • Achieve team goals through extrinsic and intrinsic motivation Develop strategies to build a positive team culture

  • Use guided visualisation to maximise performance

  • Understand how stress interferes with focus and physical performance

  • Manage and reduce performance anxiety before a team performance

  • Explain and implement methods to boost confidence within your team

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  • CCA Coach Membership ($34/month)

  • CCA1 Introduction to Sports Performance & Conditioning (introductory course included in your CCA Coach membership)

INCLUDES: Workbook, reading materials, videos, quiz, certificate (digital format), access to CCA video library & resources

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Stand out with USCCE accredited professional development for cheerleading coaches

Since 2011, CheerConditioning.Academy (CCA) has become the go-to resource cheer conditioning, sports performance, pom dance fitness & recreational cheerleading. When you register to become a member of CheerConditioning.Academy you can access monthly short courses for your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and work your way to our graduation course program, where you receive the USCCE Accredited Certificate.

CheerConditioning.Academy courses are not a replacement for cheer coaching credentialing, but they serve as a  valuable continuing education programme  (CPD) for existing coaches and coaching assistants. Please speak with your event provider, insurance, governing body or your federation to check your credentialing requirements. 

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Accreditation through USCCE

United States Centre for Coaching Excellence


We are proud to announce the world’s first officially accredited Continued Professional Development Courses for cheerleading education via online learning. 


Through The United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), Cheer Conditioning Academy has successfully accredited its coaching education program under the USCCE’s National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) receiving Domain Specific Level 3 accreditation for Physical Conditioning and Teaching and Communication.


The NCACE accreditation reviewers noted that the program was “very comprehensive and thorough”, provided “quality on-line instruction for coaches”, and delivered “positive and proactive training”.  Through this accreditation process, NCACE ensures that the program adheres to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches. 


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