Certified Coaches will be posted below only after completion of:
THE CLASSROOM CLINIC MUST BE TAKEN FIRST IN ORDER FOR THE NFHS ONLINE COURSE TO BE FREE! DO NOT PAY FOR ANY CLINIC ONLINE!!!
The Fundamentals of Coaching classroom clinic
Fundamentals of Coaching (Blended) - Units 3, 4 and 5 at www.nfhslearn.com (please note you will need the license number provided to you the day of your clinic) AND you will take this exam free of charge.
The MIAA State examination - link in orange box below - as is the MSAA Cheer Coaches State examination
In the 1990’s, the MIAA recognized that a number of coaches working with high school athletes had little or no training in how to provide a safe, organized learning experience for their athletes. Many new coaches had played the sport they coached but did not understand that academics and sports need to work together to provide young men and women with the skills necessary to be good citizens and future leaders. As a result, the MIAA Board of Directors selected the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches’ Education Program to assist in training high school coaches.
The implementation of a professional development system has helped schools to ensure the quality of coaches by improving their knowledge and experience. With the proper education, schools can feel confident that their coaches are purposely teaching, mentoring and modeling the positive attributes of sport while also being recognized as professionals by athletes, parents and the community.
We offer two-part virtual workshops for coaches that need to fulfill the requirements of MIAA Handbook Rule 33 (Coaches’ Education). Through this virtual format, the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course will be presented by MIAA Certified Coaches’ Education Instructors.
Workshop Fee: $95 per person (paid before workshop begins)
Full attendance is required at both sessions
The course will be conducted via the RingCentral Meetings platform
Login information will be provided in advance
Video and Audio device capabilities needed to participate
Congratulations to four Massachusetts Coaches for being selected as
2019-2020 Sectional Coaches of the Year
Andrew Mackay - Ashland High School - Football Mary O'Brien - Weston High School - Boys Golf Stephen Estelle - Gateway Regional High School - Girls Soccer Douglas Chapman - Somserset Berkley Regional High School - Boys Tennis
In addition two of those coaches were selectted as
Please note, if you do not pre-register for a clinic, you must arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the clinic ( in person clinics).
YOU MUST TAKE THE MIAA COACHES CLINIC FIRST BEFORE NFHS TEST OR MIAA STATE EXAM
ORDER OF STEPS FOR ALL COACHES TO BECOME CERTIFIED: 1.Register for & take a Fundamentals of Coaching Clinic (prior to coaching a second year) taught by an MIAA Instructor. 2. Bring payment with you to clinic (see information below) 3. Take and pass online National Test (nfhslearn.com) and online MIAA State Exam or the MSAA Cheer Exam (see second orange box on left side of this page). Exams will be free of charge - only payment needed will be at the clinic which needs to be Step 1 of this process. 4. Certified Coaches list is updated monthly. No need to submit test scores. 5. Other mandated courses (e.g. Sport Specific, Concussion, First Aid, AED, etc.) must be completed as required in MIAA Handbook Rule 33.
The fee for the course is $95.00. Please make checks payable to the MIAA and either mail a check or Purchase Order to the MIAA prior to the clinic or bring with you. You will NOT be permitted to attend the clinic WITHOUT payment or Purchase Order. Should you wish to pay by credit card – call 508-541-7997…please note there is a $3.00 credit card processing fee.
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