Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified instructor of Coaching Principles and/or Sport First Aid classroom courses.

Our nationwide network of Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid instructors has always been central to the program's success. We remain committed to classroom instruction today. For many high school athletic directors and coaches, an in-person coaching clinic, typically delivered in a weekend session, is the preferred place for learning. The classroom environment affords participants the unique opportunity to interact with and ask questions of instructors, share experiences with fellow coaches, and build camaraderie. Classroom instruction, in comparison to its online counterpart, also affords athletic directors the comfort of knowing when, where, and how coaches are taught. For these reasons, many are going "old school" and returning to classroom instruction.

Whether you're an administrator at a state high school association, an athletic director at a high school or school district, a K-12 or college or university instructor, an athletic trainer working with high school athletes, or an administrator at a national governing body of sport or other sport organization, being a certified instructor will enable you to train your coaches in the classroom setting whenever you need to.

If you're a high school or district athletic director interested in becoming an instructor, we ask that you contact your state high school association before beginning the certification process.

To become a certified instructor, you will need to complete four steps:

  1. Participate in a live instructor training webinar or view a recorded webinar. Contact Jerry Reeder for a schedule of upcoming live instructor training webinars.
  2. Review the instructor materials.
  3. Take the course you plan to teach.
  4. Complete the course test and achieve a minimum score of 80 percent.

Contact us today!

As an athletic director, coach, or other party responsible for training coaches at your school, take command of your coaching education and become a certified instructor in Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid. It's simple to become an instructor, and there's no cost to you. To get started, contact Jerry Reeder at 800-747-5698, ext. 2325 or