Athletic Coach Requirements

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Athletic Coach Requirements

All Athletic Coaches must meet the following WIAA requirements before beginning employment as a coach with the district: 

23.3.1 COACHING REQUIREMENTS - Described below are the minimum standards for a paid and/or volunteer interscholastic coach for employment, progressive employment, and continuous employment.

  1. Hold a valid current "hands-on" First Aid Certification or have completed a School District approved Athletic Training/Sports Medicine course equivalent to the Red Cross First Aid Card training or be enrolled in a "hands on" First Aid class. A Sports Medicine course is to include prevention of injuries, recognition of injuries, emergency on-site procedures including transporting the injured, and rehabilitation of injuries. If a Sports Medicine course is used to fulfill this requirement, it must be renewed every three (3) years.

  2. Hold a valid current “hands-on” CPR Certification or be enrolled in a “hands-on” CPR Course.

  3. Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches or Lifeguard Certification is required for all swimming and diving coaches. Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches or U.S. Diving Safety certification is required for diving coaches.