Ripon College offers a coaching minor open to all students who are interested in coaching at various levels. This program focuses on the study of coaching theory, including skill development, strategies, organization and management of practices and games, and safety. Students will get hands-on experience with learning to coach multiple sports and dealing with various coaching situations. Special emphasis is given to the differences in coaching team and individual sports. Students also will look at the psychology of sports and coaching, including the psychological characteristics of both athletes and coaches, psychological and physical performance enhancement, and youth sports.