ISA Kids Sports Coaching Certification Course

Course Duration

31.5 hours over 8 days

Who is it for?

People Who Take This Course

Aspiring Kids Trainers

Fitness Instructors

Sports Educators

General Public

Entry Requirements

  • Valid CPR-AED Certification (you may obtain your CPR + AED certification with ISA at a subsidised rate, if you don’t already have one)

This course is endorsed by NICA (National Instructors & Coaches Association)

This course is recognised for continuing education by American Council on Exercise (ACE) and CoachSG

Course Overview

Developing Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are essential to children’s physical, cognitive and social development and its correlation to leading an active lifestyle. These skills are developed in childhood and subsequently refined into more complex and specialised sport-specific skills for kids to competently participate in different games, sports and recreational activities.

The ISA Sports Coaching for Kids Certification course will address the various locomotor, manipulative or object control and stability skills which will equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to become a proficient coach for kids. Participants must complete 14 hours of practical attachment under the supervision of the trainer.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will understand:

  • Understand the concepts of Fundamental Movement Skills and Long-Term Athlete Development Framework
  • Describe what athletes need to be doing at specific ages and stages
  • Coach the 10 skills (Catch, Kick, Vertical Jump, Overhead Throw, Ball Bounce, Leap, Dodge, Punt, Forehand Strike, Two-hand Side-arm & Strike) and assess them
  • Understand the psychological aspects of exercise and sports
  • Outline the benefits of exercises for children
  • Identify and explain the mechanisms in which exercises can prevent and manage children with stress and anxiety
  • Learn the importance of creating a safe environment for athletes
  • Explain the communication process and develop communication strategies
  • Understand the components of a coaching session
  • Understand how to communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Establish and construct coaching philosophy
  • Identify the values in sports
  • Learn the common codes of ethics and apply to various situations
  • Understand the appropriate development pathways for athletes

Course Schedule (Refer to Brochure for Specific Schedule)

  • 7 x Theory Lessons, delivered via Zoom / ISA Campus
  • 4 x Practical Sessions, delivered at ISA Campus / via Zoom

Assessment (Refer to Brochure for Specific Assessment Details)

    • Theory Assessment – 70% passing mark (50 MCQs)
      • Duration: 1hour 30mins
    • ISA Practical Assessment
      • Duration: 3 hours
    • (Note: Re-examination will be charge at $53.50, including GST)

Materials to Receive

  • ISA Kids Sports Coaching Certification Course Notes

Certificate(s) to Receive

  • Upon completion of the course, each participant will be awarded:
    ISA Kids Sports Coaching Certification

Course Fees

SGD 750.00

Fundings (Terms & Conditions apply):

  • UTAP: 50% of unfunded course fees (before GST) for NTUC members with minimum 75% attendance rate, capped at $250.00/year for members below 40 years old, and $500.00/year for members 40 years and above


Receive special ISA discounts when you sign up with your friends! (All Discounts are not stackable, the higher of the discount will be applied)

  • Register within 2 Biz Days to receive a discount of $50.00
  • Register with a friend and receive a discount of $50.00 per person
  • Register with a group (min. 6 pax) and receive a discount of $100.00 per person
  • Referral Reward (Referrer & Referee) – $50.00 per person
  • NROC coaches receive a discount of 10%

Continuing Education Credits (if applicable):

  • 3.1 ACE CECs awarded upon completion
  • For NROC Coaches: 10 CoachSG CCE Hours awarded upon completion

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Student Review

Kenny Leow

I've chanced upon the ISA-SLI Sports Coaching for Kids Certification on the ISA website and having prior experience working with children, I was interested to increase my knowledge in fundamental skills such as proper communication, psychological aspects and fundamental movement skills for children that are quintessential in becoming a kids sport coach. The lecturers were knowledgeable, experienced and engaging especially during the practical aspects of the course and I have definitely learned a lot from them. I would strongly recommend anyone who is interested in becoming a kids sports coach to take on this course.

ISA-SLI Sports Coaching for Kids Certification Course

Giovanni Magat

I was interested to find out how I can incorporate kettlebells into my own workout, as well as, to learn new knowledge as a Personal Trainer! I enjoyed my time with the instructor and other students where we learnt about the different types of kettlebell workouts and its benefits.”

ISA-SLI Sports Coaching for Kids Certification Course

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