To complete The Iceberg System, parents & coaches of 3rd-8th grade athletes take a total of 6 different courses. 

It works like a school curriculum. You take one 30-minute course per year and advance through the curriculum as your athlete continues to participate in the youth sports organization. 

If your athlete plays, or you coach, in more than one organization that partners with Iceberg Sports Education, you will take one course per sports season. 

Software automatically tracks the lessons viewed for each course.  

Organizations will run a “participation report” for each age level/grade.  The report will list the names of the parents & coaches and whether or not the course was completed. 

Course 1: The Foundation

  • The car ride home
  • Playing Time
  • What makes sports fun
  • Goals – controllable vs outcome
  • Communication – parent, coach, athlete

Course 2: The Athlete’s Mindset

  • Pressure
  • Nervousness
  • Self-Confidence
  • Growth vs fixed mindset
  • Identity

Course 3: Optimizing Performance & Enjoyment

  • Sports specialization
  • Burnout
  • Optimal push
  • College scholarships
  • Social media

Course 4: The Science of Player Development

  • Feedback
  • 3 keys to skill development
  • How to keep practice fun & challenging
  • Blocked vs. random practice
  • Learning vs. performance

Course 5: The Art of Creating Great Team Culture

  • Coaching – Transformational vs transactional
  • Parents’ impact on team culture
  • Creating standards – player, coach, team
  • Supporting & enforcing culture

Course 6: Be Smart With Your Body

  • Injury prevention
  • Injury treatment
  • Rest & recovery
  • Dynamic warm-ups
  • When to seek medical help