Coaches Education

NEW NFHS/ASAA Coaches Education Program Now Available
The Board of Directors has adopted the Alaska Coaches Education Program for all high school level coaches who actually supervise students including coaches of all outsourced teams. (See Article 10, Sections 1-2-3 of the ASAA handbook.)

The Alaska Coaches Education Program consists of the NFHS “Fundamentals of Coaching” (which includes the Alaska/ASAA State Component), the “First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches”, and the “Concussion in Sports” courses. Recommended elective courses are the free NFHS “Heat Illness Prevention” (for outdoor activities) and the free NFHS “Sudden Cardiac Arrest”.

To begin taking the ASAA Online Coaches Education program, visit: nfhslearn.com ».

IMPORTANT: There are other sports specific courses available for coaches to further their education. These are optional courses and do not satisfy the ASAA coaching education requirements.

CORE COURSES
NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching $60
Alaska/ASAA State Component $25 (as a stand alone course)
First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches $45
Concussion in Sports $0

ELECTIVE COURSES
Heat Illness Prevention $0 (for outdoor activities)
Sudden Cardiac Arrest $0

Each coach will pay by credit card through a secure site.

Professional Development Credit
For registration information on 500-level professional development credits for teachers and administrators, contact: UAA, Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation.
Phone: (907) 786-4083
Email: ayhper@uaa.alaska.edu

Coach Education Equivalency Request Form
Coaches who believe that they have completed an equivalent certification program such as the ASEP courses (Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid), may submit certificates directly to ASAA for review in order to determine whether that alternate program may be substituted for the NFHS requirement. When an alternate program is approved, the coach will still be required to successfully complete the Alaska/ASAA State Component as a stand alone course.

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Coaches Certification Extension Request
ASAA may grant a one time extension of this requirement upon receiving such a request. Please use this form to request an extension.

Call 907-563-3723 or email: contactus@asaa.org