Coaching Requirements

  • New York State has developed specific requirements for coaching licenses - please visit the link at right to review the guidelines for ALL coaches

    Coaching Certification Process for Certified Teacher Coaches:
      Individuals that hold a valid NYS teacher certificate do not need to apply for a Temporary or Professional Coaching License. (This includes pupil personnel staff including counselors, school psychologists and administrators)
    Physical Education teachers must have the following:
    > Valid First Aid certificate
    > Valid CPR certificate
    Teachers of subjects other than Physical Education must have the following:
    > Valid First Aid certificate
    > Valid CPR certificate
    > Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education or meet the requirements for NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach Certificate (AIC – Level 1) within 2 years of their initial appointment as a coach 
    > Health Sciences Applied to Coaching and Theory & Techniques of Coaching (Sport Specific) or complete the requirements for NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach Certificate (CIC – Level 2) within 5 years of their initial appointment.
    > Workshop - Child Abuse Identification
    > Workshop - School Violence Intervention and Prevention
    > Workshop – DASA (either the 6 hour workshop or the required yearly school district training)
    > Fingerprint Clearance