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Requirements for athletic coaches to be approved by the MSHSAA.
The following information is a summary of the minimum requirements to be an approved coach for MSHSAA member schools. The full By-Law is in Section 3 of the MSHSAA Handbook (55-56). Please refer to the full handbook (HERE) for further guidance as to being an approved coach.

All Coaches
  • Background Check including Sex-Offender’s Registry Clearance prior to coaching.
  • Board of Education or Board of Governance Approval prior to coaching.
  • Successful completion of a Concussion in Sports Course, and review of current concussion information yearly.
  • Successful completion of the MSHSAA Sport-Specific Online Rules Review each season.

Head Coach – Minimum Requirements:
  • A Four-Year College Degree OR Serving as an Approved Assistant Coach (3.1.4.b) (nonHardship Coach) for a minimum of TWO school years.
  • A Professional Teacher’s Certificate OR NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course (online) passed prior to coaching. This course is not sport-specific. This is a one-time requirement.
  • Successful completion of a Sports First Aid course prior to coaching and renewed every two years. (See options in Diagram 3.1)
  • Successful completion of CPR/AED training prior to coaching and renewed every two years. (See options in Diagram 3.1)

Assistant Coach – Minimum Requirements:
  • Completion of 60 or more college credit hours prior to coaching.
  • A Professional Teacher’s Certificate OR NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course (online) passed prior to second year of coaching. This course is not sport-specific. This is a one-time requirement.
  • Successful completion of a Sports First Aid course prior to second year of coaching and renewed every two years. (See options in Diagram 3.1)
  • Successful completion of CPR/AED training prior to second year of coaching and renewed every two years. (See options in Diagram 3.1)

Student Teacher – Minimum Requirements:
  • Serving in an approved teacher preparation program through a college or university.
  • Teaching at a school.
  • Completion of 60 or more college credit hours prior to coaching.
  • Assistant Coach ONLY.

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