Coaching Requirements

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     Thank you for your interest in the West Seneca Central School District athletic program.  In order to provide quality coaches for secondary school athletes, New York State has established standards required of all coaches, volunteer and paid.  All costs associated with obtaining coaching certifications is the responsibility of the coach.

    Non-certified teacher, must complete the following to coach in New York State:


    Teacher Coaches (excluding Physical Education) must complete the following to coach in New York State:

    • Fingerprinting processed through MorphTrust with clearance through NYS Education Department.  
    • Current first aid certification (valid for 2 or 3 years)  approved courses
    • Current CPR/AED (valid for 1 or 2 years)  approved courses
    • Concussion Awareness & Management CDC certification. (biennial basis - no cost)
    • Completion of Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics in Education course within two (2) years of initial appointment.  Available through BOCES and Cortland (on-line courses).
    • Complete Health Science Applied to Coaching and the Theory and Techniques of Coaching (sport specific) course within five (5) years of initial appointment. Available through BOCES and Cortland (on-line courses).

     

Last Modified on April 26, 2019