Alabama High School Athletic Association

Welcome Alabama coaches!

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) recognizes and uses the online courses Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid for meeting coaching education requirements.

Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid online courses also include accompanying textbooks. With these courses you now have the choice of receiving the textbooks as e-books or print texts.

E-book course options
In choosing which course format is best for you, consider that with the e-book version, you’ll gain immediate access to the course, nothing will be shipped to you, and you will avoid shipping charges. The e-book is accessed through the online course using Adobe Digital Editions (which you can download free of charge).

E-book courses à la carte
Coaching Principles online course with e-book $85.00
Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition delivered as e-book (no shipping charges)

Sport First Aid online course with e-book $75.00
Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as e-book (no shipping charges)

Print-book course options
The print-book version provides you with the tangible benefits of having a physical book at your fingertips. The textbook is an excellent reference and is a valuable addition to any coach’s library. The drawbacks are that you have to wait for the book to be shipped to you—and you pay for that shipping. When purchasing a print-book course à la carte, you get immediate access to your course*, but without the textbook in hand, you’re missing a big piece of the learning experience. To get the most benefit from the course, we recommend you wait for the book to arrive before you dive into the course.

Print-book courses à la carte
Coaching Principles online course with print book $95.00
Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition delivered as print textbook
(Tax and shipping charges apply; please allow 3 business days for shipping)

Sport First Aid online course with print book $85.00
Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as print textbook
(Tax and shipping charges apply; please allow 3 business days for shipping)

Print-book course package 
AHSAA Coaching Education online course package with print books $180.00 
Includes Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid online courses in one transaction
Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition and Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as print textbooks
Please note: You will not have immediate access to either online course when purchasing this course package. You'll need to wait until materials are shipped to you to receive your course access codes.
(Tax and shipping charges apply; please allow 3-5 business days for shipping)

Purchase the online course of your choice by clicking on the text links above or the corresponding online course icons in the table at the bottom of the page, and then clicking “add to cart.” To purchase more than one course in the same transaction, navigate back to this page and repeat the process to add the additional course to your cart. 

Thank you for choosing Human Kinetics as your coaching education provider!

Contact Information
Alabama High School Athletic Association
Contact: Steve Savarese
7325 Halcyon Summit Drive
Montgomery, AL  36117
Phone: (334) 263-6994
Fax: (334) 387-0075
Email: ssavarese@ahsaa.com 
Web: www.ahsaa.com


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses required or recommended by AHSAA:

Coaching Principles

This online self-paced course includes the printed text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes age 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.

Coaching Principles with E-book

This online self-paced course includes the e-book Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes aged 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With this version of Coaching Principles, you'll receive the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, textbook as an e-book that's accessible through the online course.

Sport First Aid 5th Edition

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.

Sport First Aid 5th Edition with E-book

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This version of the online course includes the Sport First Aid textbook in e-book format. The e-book is accessible from within the online course.