DO NOT REGISTER ON THE NFHS WEBSITE FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF COACHING. Need to register with us FIRST to avoid paying $95.00 twice. Check our Conference page for available Fundamentals of Coaching Courses.
All coaches hired prior to August 1, 1998 are exempt from taking the Fundamentals of Coaching Course. Coaches hired after 8/1/98 and before 7/1/05 must complete the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course with the exception of Certified MA teachers.
All MIAA member school coaches (stipend or volunteer) are required to take annually the online National Federation Concussion Course, or other MA Department of Public Health recognized education program, prior to the start of their season. Rugby Coaches must see Rule 76.2 for additional coaches’ education information.
All coaches (stipend or volunteer) first serving as an interscholastic coach after July 1, 2005must complete the National Federation of High Schools, NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course taught by an MIAA Instructor, (must be passed prior to coaching a second year) and an approved Sports First Aid course (NFHS, American Red Cross or American Heart Assoc. and must be passed prior to coaching a third year).
All coaches (stipend or volunteer) first serving as an interscholastic coach after July 1, 2007 must complete the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course, an approved Sports First Aid course and the NFHS Sport Specific Technical and Tactical Skills Course in the sport they are coaching (must be completed prior to coaching a third year).
Note: The sport-specific requirement began on July 1, 2007 or when each particular sport-specific course becomes available, if after this date.
NFHS Sport Specific Technical and Tactical Skills Courses presently available: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Wrestling, Volleyball, Cheer & Dance, and Track and Field.
The NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course requirement must be met through attending an MIAA sponsored Fundamentals of Coaching Class with MIAA Certified Instructors.
MIAA Coach of the Year Award
“Recognizing Excellence in Character, Achievement and Coaching”
This award seeks to recognize and honor “teacher coaches” who have had an impact on the lives of student-athletes, by encouraging them to succeed and by helping them develop self-confidence, ambition, a sound work ethic, and other skills or values necessary or helpful for success in their later lives. Award candidates should have a record of encouraging student-athletes to be well-rounded (i.e. displaying excellence in areas of scholarship, citizenship, fine arts, etc.), as well as a reputation, among their peers and the athletic community, for fair play, good sportsmanship, and the development of these attributes in their student-athletes.
NFHS Sectional and National Coach of the Year
“In grateful appreciation of outstanding service and unselfish devotion to interscholastic athletics.”
The NFHS Sectional and National Coach of the Year Award Program recognizes active coaches in the top ten participated boys and girls sports, in the Spirit category and in two “Other” categories (one for boys and one for girls.) Coaches must be nominated by a NFHS member state association. A coach does not have to be a current member of the NFHS Coaches Association to be selected, but will be invited to join. A coach may be nominated for only one sport per year.