Arizona Interscholastic Association

Welcome Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) coaches and administrators!

Human Kinetics Coach Education is proud to be an approved provider of coaching education to the Arizona Interscholastic Association. AIA coaching education requirements state that all head and assistant coaches, whether paid or volunteer, hired on or after April 1, 2009, must have a valid Arizona Teaching Certificate or Arizona Coaching Certificate, or they must complete an approved coaching education program within 45 days from the date of hire.

As an approved provider, Human Kinetics Coach Education courses are accepted by the AIA as meeting coaching education requirements. Our courses approved by AIA are Coaching Principles or Coaching Orientation (either course is accepted), Sport First Aid, and the advanced sport-specific course for the sport coached. Coaches must complete all three courses to meet the certification requirements.

The sport-specific courses include accompanying print textbooks. Coaching Orientation has no textbook. Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid online courses also include accompanying textbooks, but with these courses, you 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). Click for technical requirements for accessing e-books and viewing online courses.

E-book courses à la carte
Coaching Principles online course with e-book $60.00
Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition delivered as e-book

Coaching Orientation online course $22.95
Coaching Orientation has no e-book

Sport First Aid online course with e-book $40.00
Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as e-book

E-book course packages 
The course packages listed below meet the AIA coaching certification requirements. Successful completion of either of the course packages below will result in an AIA coaching certification.

E-book course package featuring Coaching Principles
If you wish to take Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid to meet certification requirements, purchase both e-book courses today and save. After adding each individual course to your shopping cart, enter the promo code ASEPCP, and you’ll get them for the combined price of $80.00. That’s a savings of $20, and you don’t have to pay for shipping!

Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition and Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as e-books.

E-book course package featuring Coaching Orientation
If you wish to take Coaching Orientation and Sport First Aid to meet certification requirements, purchase both courses today and save. After adding each individual course to your shopping cart, enter the promo code ASEPCO, and you’ll get them for the combined price of $50.00. That’s a savings of $13, and you don’t have to pay for shipping!

Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as e-book. Coaching Orientation has no e-book. 

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 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 $70.00
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 $50.00
Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as print textbook
(Tax and shipping charges apply; please allow 3 business days for shipping)

Print-book course packages
The print-book course packages listed below meet the AIA coaching certification requirements. Successful completion of either of the course packages below will result in an AIA coaching certification.

* Please note that when purchasing a print-book course package, you will not have immediate access to your courses. You will need to wait for the course materials to be shipped to you. These materials include the print textbooks and key code letters. Key codes are required to “unlock” your online courses on the website. 

Print-book course package featuring Coaching Principles
Coaching Education Online Package $100.00 You save $20!
Includes Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid online courses
Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition and Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as print textbooks
(Tax and shipping charges apply; please allow 3 business days for shipping)

Print-book course package featuring Coaching Orientation
Coaching Orientation Online Package $60.00 You save $13!
Includes Coaching Orientation and Sport First Aid online courses
Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as print textbook. Coaching Orientation has no print textbook.
(Tax and shipping charges apply; please allow 3 business days for shipping)

To purchase online courses
To purchase online courses à la carte or in packages, click on the desired text link above. You can also purchase online courses (not the packages) by clicking on the corresponding online course icon in the table at the bottom of the page. Click on “add to cart” from the course description page. To add a second course to your shopping cart, navigate back to his page, click on the additional course, and click “add to cart” from the course description page. When purchasing two e-book courses, be sure to enter the appropriate promo code to earn your discount (see above).

Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid are also offered as classroom courses led by certified instructors. Being a certified instructor gives you the opportunity to teach the courses to your coaches in a face-to-face format, providing interaction that online courses cannot replicate. Human Kinetics Coach Education is looking for high school athletic directors in Arizona to become instructors. If interested, contact Jerry Reeder, ASEP assistant executive director, at JerryR@hkusa.com or 800-747-5698, ext. 2325.

Contact Information
Arizona Interscholastic Association
Contact: Michele Staples
Projects and Operations Administrator
Phone: 602-385-3826
E-mail: mstaples@aiaonline.org  
Web: www.aiaonline.org


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses required by Arizona Interscholastic Association:

Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills Online Course with e-book

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies and techniques and tactics of baseball. You’ll learn about approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching), you’ll develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and you’ll improve your ability to coach during games. This course is suitable for high school coaches and for serious club coaches, and college coaches.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course Online course suitable for training and certifying high school baseball coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth baseball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book

The course is designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of basketball and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course Online course suitable for training and certifying high school basketball coaches or for offering as a college course. Veteran youth basketball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Cheerleading Principles 2E with e-book

This course features content based on the Coaching Cheerleading Successfully text (delivered in e-book format), plus content gleaned from the Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid courses.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book

The course is designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of football and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course Online course suitable for training and certifying high school football coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth football coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Golf Principles with E-book

Coaching Golf Principles is an online course and test based on the e-book, Coaching Golf Successfully.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Orientation 2E

Gleaning material from the Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses, Coaching Orientation provides up-and-coming coaches with the essentials to step on the field for the first time. Clocking in at six hours, Coaching Orientation features interactive exercises, engaging graphics, poignant video vignettes, and quick pace to form a course that is informative, eye-opening, and enjoyable.  
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

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.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

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.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

Coaching Soccer Principles 2E

Coaching Soccer Principles is an online course based on the text, Skills and Strategies for Coaching Soccer 2E.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies and techniques and tactics of softball. You'll learn about approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching), you'll develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and you'll improve your ability to coach during games. This course is suitable for high school coaches and for serious club coaches, college coaches, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course Online course suitable for training and certifying high school softball coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth softball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Strength & Conditioning Principles

Coaching Strength and Conditioning Principles is an online course and test based on the text, Bigger, Faster, Stronger. The course satisfies the sport-specific component of ASEP's Bronze Level certification.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book

Human Kinetics Coach Education brings the hard court to your hard drive with Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills online course, geared toward tennis coaches of athletes 14 and older and those coaching higher-ability players ages 11 to 13.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course Online course suitable for training and certifying high school tennis coaches or for offering as a college course. Experienced youth tennis coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Track & Field Principles

Coaching Track & Field Principles is based on the text, Coaching Track & Field Successfully, written by Mark Guthrie.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Volleyball Principles E-book

Coaching Volleyball Principles (e-book) is an online course and test based on the text, The Volleyball Handbook. The text, The Volleyball Handbook, is delivered in e-book format through Adobe Digital Editions. The course satisfies the sport-specific component of ASEP's Bronze Level certification.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Wrestling Principles

Coaching Wrestling Principles is an online course and test based on the text, Coaching Wrestling Successfully. The course satisfies the sport-specific component of our coaching education program. (This course does not satisfy USA Wrestling's Copper Level certification.)
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials This course can be purchased and taken online.

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.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

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.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials