Coaches Information

NHIAA Coach Eligibility Requirements

(Required for varsity head coaches, recommended for assistant and volunteer coaches)

In order to be eligible to coach in a NHIAA member school the person must have (CM 5.2016):

 A. A current certification in First Aid (May be combined with the CPR/AED course).

B. A current certification in CPR with AED Certification. 

C. Completed a Coaching Principles Course approved by the Coaches Education Committee. Approved list is located on the NHIAA website at: http://www.nhiaa.org/related-links/coaches 

D. Completed the NFHS Concussion in Sports Course (free of charge). This course MUST be taken prior to any coaching and current. https://nfhslearn.com/

E. Completed the NFHS Heat Illness Course (free of charge). This course MUST be taken prior to any coaching and is a one and done course. https://nfhslearn.com/

F. All first year head varsity coaches must attend a rules review within one year of hire. All head varsity coaches in their second year or beyond are required to complete the NHIAA yearly on-line rules update or attend a rules review in person given by their sports specific rules organization. In-person rules review schedule can be found at: http://www.nhiaa.org/related-links/coaches

Note: New coaches have one (1) year from date of hire to complete (A, C and F). All other items above are required prior to coaching.

Approved required courses that have a fee will be reimbursed.  Please submit the receipts to the athletics department for reimbursement. Submit certificates of completion to the athletics department for our records.