Coaching Education

Kansas State High School Activities Association Coaches Education Program

Human Kinetics
&
National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS)

With the requirement that all non-faculty interscholastic coaches in Kansas be trained prior to assuming coaching duties in their 2nd year, Human Kinetics and the NFHS are poised to assist the KSHSAA in reaching this goal.

To become a “Supervised Coaches Aid” (work under a certified teacher) one must pass either:
Human Kinetics Principles of Coaching (online or classroom) course, OR NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching

To become an “Unsupervised Coaches Aid” one must pass either:
Human Kinetics Principles of Coaching (online or classroom) course, OR NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching
                      AND
Human Kinetics Sport First Aid OR NFHS First Aid for Coaches OR an equivalent course.

Courses that meet the Kansas requirements to become an unsupervised Coach Aid are:

Approved Human Kinetics Courses   Approved NFHS Courses
• Human Kinetics Coaching Principles OR • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching
• Human Kinetics Sports First Aid OR • NFHS First Aid for Coaches
OR • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Cheer & Dance(For Cheer & Dance coaches ONLY)

 

Follow the links below for more information on:
Registration for Human Kinetics Coaching Principles - Online Courses

Registration for Human Kinetics Sports First Aid - Online Courses

Registration for NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching - Online Courses

Registration for NFHS Coaching Cheer & Dance(For Cheer & Dance coaches ONLY)

Registration for NFHS First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches - Online Courses

Coaching Education Requirement for Spirit Coaches
Coaching Education Requirement for ALL non-certified cheer and dance coaches is the NFHS "Coaching Cheer & Dance" Course. The course must be completed within the 2018-19 school year by any spirit coach who does not hold a valid teaching certificate, if they are in their first year of service. They must complete this course within the 2018-19 school year or may not be rehired. (If they were a Rule 10 spirit coach in 2017-18 and did not complete this course last year they may NOT coach a team after August 13th until they have completed said course.) A Rule 10 Form A is required prior to 1st practice, if haven’t completed course indicate when plan to enroll in course and estimate completion date on Rule 10 application. Mark supervised for these coaches. Annual filing of Form A is required.

Required head cheer/dance coach certification for competitive Spirt competitions
If you are a competitive cheer/dance squad then your head coach must hold a current teacher certificate or be an unsupervised certified Rule 10 coach. One of the following combinations is needed for cheer/dance Rule 10 unsupervised certification:

  • a) Complete both the ASEP Coaching Principle course and the ASEP Sports First Aid course.
  • b) Complete both the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching cheer & dance online course and the NFHS First Aid for Coaches online course.
  • NOTE: The AACCA Spirit Safety course may be substituted in place of the ASEP Coaching Principle course or the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course.

(Certification must be completed prior to first competition.) Mark unsupervised on Rule 10 application if they have had a previous year of coaching. Once unsupervised, you do not have to re-file Form A in future years.
Note: An athletic director’s goal should be to strive to get all rule 10 coaches (spirit or athletic) in the unsupervised category by year two so the need for annual paper work stops and your coaches have adequate training.

Human Kinetics Instructions:
From the link above, you can order one online Coaching Principles course individually now by clicking on the corresponding icon in the table at the bottom of the Human Kinetics page. Please note sports specific courses at the Human Kinetics site will NOT count for the initial KSHSAA coaching aide requirement.

Athletic Directors: A more convenient option for Athletic Directors is to purchase online Coaching Principles courses together through our multiple Coaching Principles course bundles rather than purchasing courses individually. You'll get multiple courses you need for more than one coach in one transaction. Online Coaching Principles course packages are available for purchase now; just click on your choice of packages from the list on the Human Kinetics page. Or, you can order course packages by calling Human Kinetics at 800-747-5698.

NFHS Instructions:
"Fundamentals of Coaching" is a general coaching course that will meet the first KSHSAA coach aide requirement. It is the first course listed at the NFHS Learn website. Please note sport specific courses at the NFHS site will NOT count for the initial KSHSAA coaching aide requirement.

The New NFHS Learn

AIC Requirements

CIC Requirements

Fundamentals of Coaching

Kansas Human Kinetics Instructors and contact information

Additional Information on Sports Medicine

If you prefer to take the Human Kinetics Coaching Principles as a classroom course, you need to register for the class through a Kansas Human Kinetics certified instructor in your area (see contact information above). Below is a list of the scheduled upcoming clinics in your Kansas. These clinics are taught through a network of Human Kinetics certified instructors in Kansas. If you enroll in a classroom course, you will receive the course materials from your instructor on site the day of the clinic. You cannot register for a classroom course through the Human Kinetics Web site; all registrations for classroom courses are through the instructor.

  Upcoming Classroom Courses

KSHSAA Rule 10 One-Day Coaching Clinic
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (8-hour clinic covering Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid)
Location: Smoky Hill Education Service Center, Salina, KS
Instructor: Tim Klein, Abilene High School
Cost per coach: $160.00

To register, contact:
Mary Ladd Dague
Smoky Hill Education Service Center
Phone: 785-825-9185
Email: register@smokyhill.org
Website: https://smokyhill.socs.net/vcalendar/

Coaching Principles (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
The Coaching Principles class is for rookie (Rule 10) to veteran coaches who are ready and willing to learn how to improve their coaching and their programs. Championing the philosophy of “Athletes First, Winning Second,” the clinic will feature video segments and class activities and discussion, followed by at-home self-study and testing. Course units include Principles of Coaching, Principles of Management, Principles of Physical Training, Principles of Behavior, and Principles of Teaching. A textbook, study guide, and an open-book test materials are included in the cost of the class.

Sport First Aid (1:00 - 5:00 pm)
The Sport First Aid course is a hands-on class that focuses on the coach being first responder. Coaches will learn guidelines for many common injuries and illnesses, practice performing first-aid techniques, and come away more confident to care for athletes. Course units include The Coach’s Role on the Health Care Team; Types of Injuries; Emergency Action Steps; Physical Assessment and Providing Immediate First Aid; Moving Injured Athletes; Head, Spine and Neck Injuries; and Musculoskeletal Injuries. The clinic will feature video segments and class activities and discussion, followed by at-home self-study and testing. A textbook, study guide, and an open-book test materials are included in the cost of the class.

 

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Kansas State High School Activities Association
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