Coaches

Coaching Certification Process- Non Teacher Coaches

(As of May 6, 2014)

 

1) Basic Information

All non-classroom teacher coaches need to apply for a coaching license (nurses, teaching assistants, community members, non-paid (volunteers} etc.)

 

NOTE: NYS CERTIFIED TEACHERS DO NOT HAVE TO APPLY FOR A COACHING LICENSE -This includes Pupil Personnel Staff (school counselors, social workers, psychiatrists) and School Administrators.

 

A) Initial license: Temporary Coaching License (issued to school district). May only be appointed if there are no certified teachers available with experience and qualifications to coach the sport.

• There is a separate fee for each sport coached.

• 1st Temporary:

Requirements: Certification:

• Valid First Aid - The provider and course name must match exactly to the approved list

• Valid CPR Certification- The provider and course name must match exactly to the approved list

• Workshop - Child Abuse Identification

• Workshop- School Violence Intervention and Prevention

• Workshop - Coursework or Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

• Fingerprint Clearance

• School District Recommendation

 

School District:

• Concussion training course (Every 2 years) Heads Up, Concussion in Youth Sports, available at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

• Coaches can take NFHS Concussion course available at:

http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courselD=38000

 

1st Temporary Renewal (2nd TCL in a sport)

Requirements: Certification:

• Valid First Aid - The provider and course name must match exactly to the approved list

• Valid CPR Certification - The provider and course name must match exactly to the approved list

• Workshop - Child Abuse Identification

• Workshop - School Violence Intervention and Prevention

• Workshop - Coursework or Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

• Fingerprint Clearance

• School District Recommendation

 

School District:

• Concussion training course (Every 2 years) Heads Up, Concussion in Youth Sports, available at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

• Coaches can take NFHS Concussion course available at:

http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000

 

2nd Temporary Renewal- 4th Temporary Renewal (3rd through 5th

TCL):

Requirements: Certification:

• Valid First Aid - The provider and course name must match exactly to the approved list

• Valid CPR Certification - The provider and course name must match exactly to the approved list

• Coursework

• Philosophy, Principals and Organization of Athletics in Education1 (must be completed before the 3rct application for a Temporary renewal)

• Workshop - Child Abuse Identification

• Workshop - School Violence Intervention and Prevention

• Workshop - Coursework or Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

• Fingerprint Clearance

• School District Recommendation

 

School District:

• Concussion training course (Every 2 years) Heads Up, Concussion in Youth

Sports, available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

• Coaches can take NFHS Concussion course (Every 2 Years) available at:

http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseiD=38000

 

1 Coaches of non-contact, non-strenuous sports only need this one course (bowling, golf, table tennis, badminton, rifle, archery, shuffleboard).

 

B) Professional license: (issued to individual) A holder of a Professional Coaching License is considered on "equal footing" with certified teachers for coaching positions.

 

• 1st Professional Coaching License

Requirements: Certification:

• Three years of coaching experience under a coaching license

• Valid First Aid - The provider and course name must match exactly to the approved list

• Valid CPR Certification - The provider and course name must match exactly

to the approved list

• Coursework

o Philosophy, Principals and Organization of Athletics in Education2

o Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

o Theory & Techniques of Coaching- (Specific to the sport coached)

• Workshop - Child Abuse Identification

• Workshop- School Violence Intervention and Prevention

• Discrimination Prevention and Intervention required under the Dignity for All

Students Act (DASA)

• Fingerprint Clearance

 

School District:

• Concussion training course (Every 2 years) Heads Up, Concussion in Youth Sports, available at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

• Coaches can take NFHS Concussion course (Every 2 years) available at:

http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseiD=38000

 

Professional Coaching License Renewals

Requirements: Certification:

• 3 years of satisfactory evaluations in the sport.

• Valid First Aid - The provider and course name must match exactly to the approved list

• Valid CPR Certification - The provider and course name must match exactly

to the approved list

• Coursework

o Philosophy, Principals and Organization of Athletics in Education2

o Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

Theory & Techniques of Coaching- (Specific to the sport coached)

• Workshop - Child Abuse Identification

• Workshop - School Violence Intervention and Prevention

 

• Discrimination Prevention and Intervention required under the Dignity for All

Students Act (DASA)

• Fingerprint Clearance

 

School District:

• Concussion training course (Every 2 years) Heads Up, Concussion in Youth Sports, available at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

• Coaches can take NFHS Concussion course (Every 2 years) available at:

http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courselD=38000

• Must provide an evaluation prepared by the building Principal or Director of

Physical Education/Athletics for each year coached under a PCL. C) Apply for the appropriate license on the TEACH system.

D) Extensions: applicants with extenuating circumstances may apply to SED for

an extension of time to complete the coaching courses.

 

E) Equivalent Experience: applicants who have taken coaching courses similar to the NYS required course work may request a review of transcripts and

course descriptions from SED for equivalent experience.

 

2) TEACH Application Process: all applications must be done online.

 

A) Go to http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/

 

• If you are new to TEACH Click Self-Registration to create a TEACH Account.

 

• If you already have a TEACH Account click Login to TEACH to access your information and services

 

B) Apply for Certificate

 

• Click on the link: Apply for a Certificate

 

• If you have not attended college, you will need to click on the next button two times on the Education/Experience screen

 

• Select your certificate as follows: Select your Area of Interest :

o Select your Subject Area :

o Select the Grade Level :

o Select the title:

Select the Type of Certificate:


Other School Service

Coaching

Adolescent - Grades 7-12

Select the sport you wiii be coaching

Select from the dropdown the type

 

Be sure to select the Pathway: Individual Evaluation

 

• If you need to apply for more than one sport, select additional certificates. Your application may be reviewed by a BOCES or SED.

 

C) Mail official transcripts and other required documentation/forms (no paper application) to the BOCES or SED you chose.

 

D) For the Temporary license or Temporary license renewal, you must have a commitment from a School District for employment. The School District will enter a Superintendent Statement into TEACH. Your application will not be complete without receipt of this electronic statement

 

E) Check your TEACH account to determine the status of your application.


Coaching Certification Process - Certified Teacher Coaches

 

1) Basic Information

 

A) Certified Teacher Coaches include physical education teachers and teachers

of other subjects. Only individuals that hold NYS teacher certification for a subject area do not have to apply for a Temporary or Professional Coaching License.

 

B) Physical Education teachers must have the following:

• Valid First Aid

• Valid CPR

• Concussion training course (Every 2 years) Heads Up, Concussion in Youth Sports, available at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

• Coaches can take NFHS Concussion course (Every 2 years) available at:

http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseiD=38000

Coursework or Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Preventionand Intervention required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) effective December31, 2013.

• Part 80 of the Commissioner's Regulations were amended to require that anyone

applying for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license on or after July 1, 2013, shall have completed at least six clock hours of coursework or training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention.

 

C) Teachers of subjects other than physical education must have the following:

• Valid First Aid

• Valid CPR certification

• Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education2 completed within 2 years of their initial appointment as a coach.

• Health Sciences Applied to Coaching and Theory & Techniques of Coaching (Sport Specific) completed within 5 years of their initial appointment

• Workshop - Child Abuse Identification

 

Coaches of non-contact, non-strenuous sports only need this one course (bowling, golf, table tennis, badminton, rifle, archery, shuffleboard).

 

• Workshop- School Violence Intervention and Prevention

• Fingerprint Clearance

• Concussion training course (Every 2 years) Heads Up, Concussion in Youth Sports, available at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.htmI

• Coaches can take NFHS Concussion course (Every 2 years) available at:

http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courselD=38000

Coursework or Training in Harassment, Bullying and DiscriminationPrevention and Intervention required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) effective December 31, 2013.

• Part 80 of the Commissioner's Regulations were amended to require that anyone applying for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license on or after July 1,

2013, shall have completed at least six clock hours of coursework or training

in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention.


D) Extensions: applicants with extenuating circumstances may apply to SED for an extension of time to complete the coaching courses.

 

E) Equivalent Experience: applicants who have taken coaching courses similar to the NYS required course work may request a review of transcripts and

course descriptions from SED for equivalent experience.

 

F) Maintaining Records: It is the duty of the Chief School Officer to ensure that all coaches are correctly certified to coach. This duty is usually delegated to

the Director of Physical Education/Athletics to maintain records and ensure all

coaches have valid certifications and course work completion.