Hilton Head Island, SC, USA - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it has been successfully re-accredited by the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) and National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) at Level 5 accreditation for its PTR Master of Tennis - Performance program.
Originally accredited in 2011, PTR is still one of only 30 accredited coach education programs within the United States. PTR clearly stands out as a leader in the United States in the preparation of tennis coaches.
Through this accreditation process, NCACE ensures that the PTR program adheres to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sports Coaches. These standards feature eight domains of coaching responsibilities and within them, 40 standards and subsequent benchmarks representing the body of knowledge associated with each coaching responsibility and provide concrete examples of actions and orientations that constitute coaching competence. Accreditation reviewers noted that the PTR program provided “in depth coverage of all topics for coaching including a substantial number of hours.”
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis coaches with more than 16,000 members in 131 countries. PTR the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to inspiring, educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches in order to grow the game. www.ptrtennis.org
About USCCE and NCACE
The United States Center for Coaching Excellence is the premier authority on coaching education in the United States, providing coaching education programming support and accreditation of program through NCACE. NCACE offers accreditation and national recognition to sport organizations and institutions responsible for the preparation of coaches at any and all levels of sport. The rigorous review process ensures alignment with SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches
, and that coaches are trained to effectively meet the unique developmental needs of every athlete. Through forward-thinking leadership and our team of expert reviewers, the USCCE is uniquely positioned to provide the highest quality, empirically- based guidance for the creation, implementation and evaluation of coaching education programs. For more information, visit NCACE http://www.qualitycoachingeducation.org
or the USCCE http://www.uscoachexcellence.org/