Coaches Education Requirements
Online Coaches Education Courses through NFHSLearn.com
All non-faculty coaches must complete two courses prior to coaching: “Fundamentals of Coaching” and “First Aid, Health, and Safety for Coaches.” These two courses have replaced the TSSAA/TMSAA Online Coaches Training and ASEP requirement. Non-Faculty Coaches who did not complete the ASEP Coaches Education courses (Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid) and pass the corresponding tests prior to May 15, 2013 are required to complete this training prior to coaching. The total price for the two courses is $130. Instructions for starting the course can be found here.
Persons required to take these courses will first have to register as a new user at nfhslearn.com. This can be done by selecting “Register” at the bottom of the gray “Sign In Here” box on the right side of the homepage. Participants will then select the two required courses from the “Courses” drop down menu in the red tool bar at the top of the page. Each participant must pay online with a credit or debit card when they register for the courses. Schools or other organizations wishing to purchase courses with a purchase order may do so as long as a minimum of 5 courses are purchased. If your school or organization is interested in this option please click here.
Verification of Completion
Upon completion of the course, coaches’ names will appear in the online database at the following link: User Lookup. Simply type the name of the coach and a record of completion will appear if the coach has completed the training. The coach must have a record of completion for both the “Fundamentals of Coaching” and “First Aid, Health, and Safety for Coaches” in order to have met the new requirements.
NFHS Help Desk
If you encounter any technical difficulties during the registration or course-taking process, please click on the “Help” link in the top right of the NFHSlearn site. Here you will find some frequently asked questions, recommended computer settings, and contact information for the help staff at the NFHS.
NOTE: Non-Faculty Coaches and Classified Employees must take the NFHS “Fundamentals of Coaching” and “First Aid, Health, & Safety for Coaches” courses prior to coaching. Coaches who have successfully completed the ASEP Coaches Education Course AND the TSSAA Online Coaches Training Session prior to May, 15, 2013 are not subject to this requirement.
Immediately upon completion of the NFHS courses, coaches’ names will appear in the online database at the following NFHS Search. Simply type the name of the coach and a record of completion will appear if the coach has completed the training. The coach must have a record of completion for both the “Fundamentals of Coaching” and “First Aid, Health, and Safety for Coaches” in order to have met the new requirements.
If a coach is listed below in the TSSAA Historical List below, then he or she has met the requirements to coach for classified employees and non-faculty coaches. This list only contains coaches who were registered with TSSAA during the 2011-2012 or 2012-2013 school year.
Administrators can verify whether any coaches have met their ASEP requirement prior to May 15, 2013 by searching in the National Coaches Registry at the following link: ASEP Search. A coach must have passed both “Coaching Principles” and “Sport First Aid” prior to May 15, 2013 to be exempt from the NFHS requirement. The record for a coach who has met the ASEP requirement should look like the example below. Note that both courses are listed with a date passed that is before May 15, 2013.
Following is a list of non-faculty and classified employee coaches whom have completed the TSSAA Online Coaches Training Session and ASEP Coaches Education Program prior to May 15, 2013. NOTE: This list contains the names of non-faculty and classified employee coaches whom have been submitted during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school year. If a non-faculty or classified employee coach is returning after not coaching for several years, please e-mail the name of the coach and the school for which they coached to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will verify whether or not a coach must take the NFHS courses.