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NCAAE Position Statement

WE RECOMMEND........Per the actions of the NCHSAA Board of Directors for the coaching requirement for high school coaches 2013-2014, and per the need for continuing professional development by coaches:

  1. Each non-faculty coach (individual who is not teacher-certified) and each newly hired coach is required to complete the “Fundamentals of Coaching” certification course on-line through the National Federation within 60 days of being hired in order to coach an NCHSAA team.
  2. All middle school and high school coaches should complete the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Class by the end of the 2015-16 academic year.
  3. All coaches should complete the NFHS Concussions in Sport – What You Need to Know free course.
  4. All middle school coaches should complete the NFHS Coaching Sports in Middle School course.
  5. All coaches should maintain current certification in CPR, AED, and First Aid.  Note:  The NFHS First Aid, Health and Safety course fulfills the requirement for First Aid.
  6. All coaches should complete the NFHS online course specific to their sport.
  7. All coaches should complete the courses necessary to become an NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach (AIC). www.nfhslearn.com

WE RECOMMEND......all Middle School and High School Athletic Directors become a Registered Athletic Administrator by their 2nd year of administration.  Middle school and High School Athletic Directors should become certified as a CAA by 5 years into administration.  Middle School Athletic Directors can concentrate on middle school with certification being RMSAA.  Please visit www.ncada.info or www.niaaa.org for more information.