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Sport Parent Education Course


There is NO COST to register for this course! To register, you must:

  1. Create an account on MSU's non-credit registration system.
  2. After you create your account, add the Sport Parent Education course to your cart, click "check-out," and you will be registered to take the course.
  3. To begin the course, go to angel.msu.edu
  4. In the top left corner, in the "Log On" box, select "CommunityID Account" from the drop-down menu, then click proceed
  5. Log on using the ID and password that you created when you registered for the course
  6. Once inside the Angel system, you will see "My Angel Courses" -- "Sport Parent Education Course" should be listed underneath "My Angel Courses"
  7. Click on "Sport Parent Education Course" -- this will take you to Module One. A module is like a "lesson," and you advance through the course one module at a time.

Course Purpose

This course represents a dual effort by the ISYS and the MHSAA to enhance high school and middle school parents' awareness of their role in their childrens' sport. The aim is to educate parents on best practices as a sport parent, including some of the latest information learned from research and consultation with parents, coaches and athletes. Parents should finish the course with a better understanding of how to help their children, their children's teams and coaches, and themselves to maximize their enjoyment of "educational athletics."

Common Questions

How long will this take?
The course shouldn't take more than one or two hours of your time, and you can space it out to fit your schedule.

What can I expect to see?
The course contains videoclips, audio instructions, and interactive exercises. You will progress through the course at your own speed. Please follow the directions provided. It will help you progress seamlessly throughout the course.

Do I need special software?
All you need is your web browser, but you'll need to be sure it has Javascript enabled and the Flash plugin installed . You'll see a warning right here, and in the course, if you don't have Javascript enabled. We strongly recommend that you have the latest version of the Flash plugin.

What is ANGEL?
ANGEL is the name of the online course platform that MSU uses for most of its online courses. See the ANGEL Help Page or Call the Distance Learning Help Line, 1-800-500-1554, at any time if you need assistance using ANGEL.

What if problems occur or questions arise?
For problems in navigating the course, please visit the ANGEL Help Page. You can also call our toll-free help line: 1-800-500-1554 (North America and Hawaii). For the local help line, dial (517) 355-2345. If you are still having problems, please contact Dr. Larry Lauer at lauerl@msu.edu.

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