New York State Coaching License Requirements

 

Persons Who May Coach in New York State Secondary Schools and the Requirements for Each:

1.         PE Teachers - may coach any sport at any school.  Only courses needed are current CPR and First Aid prior to season, and the Heat Clinic if necessary.

 

2.            Classroom Certified Teachers - Those who began coaching prior to September 1, 1974 may coach any sport in that school district.  (Grandfather Clause)

 

Those who started coaching after September 1, 1974 can coach in any school for which they qualify as follows:

 

Requirements After September 1, 1974

-                      New York State permanent or provisional teaching certificate

-                      An appropriate First Aid course prior to the start of season

-                      Adult CPR  **

-                      Complete approved courses on Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education and Theory and Techniques of Coaching  within three years of initial appointment  (This - before the start of the third season – would mean they have to complete the course work in two years)

-                      For strenuous / contact sports, complete approved course on Health Sciences Applied to Coaching, within three years of initial appointment (See above -before the start of the third season)

 

ALL COURSES ARE TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE INITIAL APPOINTMENT UNLESS AN EXTENSION HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

 

3.         Non-Teacher Coach – Temporary Coaching License

Sports they may coach:  Any sport in any school for which they qualify.

 

Requirements / Conditions:

-                     No certified teachers available with appropriate experience and qualifications

-                     An appropriate First Aid course prior to start of season

-                     Adult CPR **

-                     All coaching course requirements from previous list must be completed

-                     (Philosophy & Principles*, Theory & Techniques, and Health Sciences) There is no provision for an extension of time for non-teachers to meet course requirements.

-                     Completion of approved courses in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment and Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention

      

4.         Non- Teacher Coach – Professional Coaching Certificate

Sports they may coach:  Any sport in any school for which they qualify.

 

Requirements/Conditions:

-                      completed an appropriate First Aid Course

-                      Adult CPR **                                                                 

-                      Complete the three course requirements established for coaching by the State Education Department (Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education; Health Sciences Applied to Coaching; and the Theory and Techniques of Coaching

-                      A minimum of three years coaching experience in a specific sport in a New York State interschool athletic program.

 

The school district must ensure the Principal or Athletic Director responsible for supervision conducts an evaluation during each year the non-teacher coach is employed.

 

In the renewal process an evaluation prepared by either the principal or Athletic Director to be reviewed by the BOCES for each year coached in a specific sport.

 

Finger Printing Requirement:

New School District employees as of July 1, 2001 must undergo finger printing and clearance for employment.

* Philosophy & Principles must be completed within two years from initial appointment as a coach.

 

** The OCIAA Athletic Coordinator’s Office teaches American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED