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    REQUIRED COURSES

     Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Course

    Requirement: All athletic coaches must have completed this course within a year from first being employed.

    Cost: Courses offered within Prince Georges County are open to all PGCPS coaches and are FREE. Next Course August 26 &27, 2017 Click here to register 

    Mandatory course for all public school coaches in Maryland. The course will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. You must attend both days to receive credit for the course. The course will be held at John E. Howard, 4400 Shell Street Capitol Heights, MD 20743. Please dress to participate in the class and bring a pair of clean white socks on day 2. Registration will close on August 22, 2017.

     

    This is a MSDE credit bearing course with a set curriculum. More information can be found here: Outline (MPSSAA Handbook, pages 31-33)

    CREDENTIALED COACHES

    The MPSSAA has developed guidelines for those wishing to become Credentialed Coaches.

    Information specific to Prince Georges County may be found here.

    • Concussion in Sports: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website athttps://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037. Coaches must complete this course prior to their first season, and every year after that.
    • Heat Illness Prevention: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/34000. Coaches are required to complete this course annually.
    • Sports Nutrition: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/55000.
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61032.
    • Additional Free and Paid Courses are available at https://nfhslearn.com/

    Interested in becoming a high school coach? Contact the office of Interscholastic or any high school athletic director for more information.

     

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