Volunteer Coaching Requirements

Requirements for all volunteer coaches

Volunteer Coaches

If you would like to volunteer your time and effort to assist our coaching staff you must first :

a.) Have a valid "Hands-ON" CPR/First-Aid Card or be registered to take an approved "Hands-On" CPR/First-Aid course.

b.) Submit your completed WSP Background Check form to the Athletic Director.

c.) Successfully take and pass all segments of the WIAA online Concussion Management, Cardiac Arrest, General Rules, and Sports Specific Rules clinic for the sport that you would like to volunteer in.

d.) Be registered in Safe Schools and complete the Blood Borne Pathogens and What Every Coach Needs to Know courses.

e.) Obtain an Orange photo ID from CPSD Operations.

WIAA Official Handbook Regulations Pertaining to Volunteer Coaches:

23.1.0 EMPLOYEE OF THE DISTRICT- No school team or individual contestant shall be eligible to represent a school in an athletic contest unless the coach is an employee of the school district in which he/she coaches. This requirement applies to all paid and/or volunteer coaches. Volunteers become representatives of the District, and may serve as coaches, only upon registration, approval and authorization of the school district Board of Directors.

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:

A. Hold a valid current 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 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.

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

C. The Employing School District will require: Washington State Patrol Criminal History Information Form required by RCW 43.43.830 on file.

D. The OSPI Moral Character Supplement Form 4020B be completed.

F. Have on file or obtain current Finger Prints through the WSP in Olympia (3000 Pacific Ave, Suite 202
Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 534-2000) or ESD 113 in Tumwater 6005 Tyee Dr SW Tumwater, WA 98512
(360) 464-6700 .

G. The Coach Must Satisfy the Following Requirements:

1. Be a high school graduate or have completed a graduation equivalency diploma (GED) program, except as in d. below

a. Be at least 21 years of age to be a head coach.

b. Be at least 19 years of age to be an assistant coach except as in d. below.

c. Hold a valid current "hands-on" First Aid Certification and CPR Certification or be enrolled in a "hands-on" First Aid Certification and CPR Course.

d. High school students may serve as middle level volunteer assistant coaches during the designated middle when under the direct supervision of the middle level coach. These high school students must meet WIAA coaches standards minimum requirements to hold a valid First Aid Certification and a valid CPR card.