Coach Training

Each summer we bring veteran and new coaches together to prepare everyone for a successful summer.  We hire and train over 80 coaches each year and face-to-face training workshops provide our only times to be together as a large group outside of our season-ending picnic on August 1st.  Please mark your calendar and join us for these important training workshops:

Coach Training Camp (mandatory all coaches)

  • June 11th 8:30am - 1:00pm @ Harding High School
  • June 12th, 8:30am - 1:00pm* @ Harding High School/Metro State University.  Please note that all new coaches under age 19 must attend Youth Worker training through the Sprockets Out of School time Network that lasts until 3:00pm on this day.
  • June 13th, 8:30am - 1:00pm @ Harding High School, 4:30pm - 6:30pm at assigned court site

Head Coach Trainings (optional for assistants/floaters)

  • Friday, June 27, 9:00am - 11:00am @ TBD location
  • Friday, July 11, 9:00am - 11:00am @ TBD location
  • Friday, July 25, 9:00 - 11:00am, @ TBD location

Online Training

Upon notification of employment, you may begin preparation to be a youth tennis coach at www.coachyouthtennis.com.  SPUT is requiring completion of these free training videos for all of our coaches in 2014.  Each video course is about half an hour in length and provides great information for teaching tennis to young kids.  Please complete at least the first four videos in the six video series before June 11th.  

Jr. Team Tennis coaches are required to also complete an online Safe Play training.  All coaches are encouraged to complete this free course.

All youth coaches of any sport in MN are required to complete Concussion Training every three years.  If you need to do this, click here to access the free course.