California Interscholastic Federation

Welcome California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) coaches and athletic directors!

Human Kinetics Coach Education is proud of our long-time affiliation with the CIF, and we look forward to training new CIF coaches in the 2016-17 school year and beyond.

Courses approved by the California Department of Education and the CIF as meeting the California coaching education requirements include the following:

Please note: The CIF state component is included with Coaching Principles and Coaching Orientation. The CIF component presents CIF-specific information on rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. There is a separate test associated with the state component. If you have previously completed a version of Coaching Principles or Coaching Orientation that did not include the CIF-specific component and you would like to purchase and take the stand-alone CIF state component, please contact our Fulfillment department at 800-747-5698, ext. 2980 or Info@hkusa.com

The newly updated fourth edition of Coaching Principles and fifth edition Sport First Aid are now available in two formats: with print book or with e-book (you save $10 by purchasing the e-book version).

The course Sport First Aid meets the California Department of Education requirements for first aid training for coaches.

From this page, you can order online courses individually by clicking on the corresponding online course icon in the table at the bottom of the page. 

If you prefer to take Coaching Principles or Sport First Aid as a classroom course, you need to register for the class through a certified instructor in your area. It's likely your athletic director is a certified instructor or there's a trained instructor in your school district. Contact the CIF state office (see contact information below) for a schedule of upcoming clinics in your area. These clinics are taught through a network of certified instructors in California. If you enroll in a classroom course, you will receive the course materials from your instructor on site the day of the clinic. You cannot register for a classroom course through this website; all registrations for classroom courses are through the instructor.

Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills online courses
Although not required by the state of California, Human Kinetics Coach Education sport-specific courses provide new and experienced coaches with the Xs and Os of their respective sports. These engaging courses blend reading, audio, video, and animation into an online learning experience like no other. To purchase these courses, click on the corresponding icons in the table at the bottom of the page.

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

Contact Information
California Interscholastic Federation
Contact: CiCi Robinson, Director
4658 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA  95834
Phone: 916-239-4477
Fax: 916-239-4478
Email:crobinson@cifstate.org
Web: www.cifstate.org


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses required or recommended by the CIF:

CIF Coaching Orientation 2E

CIF Coaching Orientation 2E is a new online sport-neutral course gleaning material from the Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses, and includes an entire unit covering CIF-specific information on policies, procedures, rules, and reporting requirements.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

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 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