About this course

The Skills and Learning course is focused on expanding your knowledge of how your athletes develop and advance their skills. Teaching and advancing athlete's skills effectively requires much more planning and individualization than many coaches anticipate. By the end of this course, you'll be able to assess your athlete's current learning stage and their skill development, even when riding with a group.

Course curriculum

Course Instructor

Laura teaches at Boise State University and studies motor skill learning and development that extends into areas of coaching education. She is committed to helping practitioners use effective coaching strategies that foster positive successful movement experiences for all levels of athletes and learners. She has coached youth and masters level swimming and this year she will be participating as a NICA coach. Laura is an outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys riding her mountain bike, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, skiing, and camping. You can find her teaching any of the courses available in the Coeus Skills Track.

Laura Petranek, Ph.D.

Skills Professor