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Illinois High School Association (Coaches)

Welcome Illinois High School Association (IHSA) coaches and athletic directors!
We are proud of our long-time affiliation with the IHSA, and we look forward to training IHSA coaches in the 2013-14 school year and beyond.

IHSA required courses
ASEP courses that meet the Illinois coaching education requirements are listed below. Non-faculty coaches must pass three exams before coaching at an IHSA-member school. These exams are contained in the following courses: 

• Coaching Principles course or IHSA Coaching Orientation course (either course meets the requirement)
• The IHSA by-laws course
• Sport First Aid course 

Please note that the IHSA by-laws course is a separate course with a separate test. The IHSA by-laws course is delivered with the Coaching Principles course or with the IHSA Coaching Orientation course. But it is a separate course and test.

Course options for IHSA coaches
Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid online courses include accompanying textbooks that are included in the course price. The textbooks are available 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 $90.00
Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition delivered as e-book
Includes the IHSA by-laws course

Coaching Orientation online course $53.00
Coaching Orientation has no e-book 
Includes the IHSA by-laws course

Sport First Aid online course with e-book $60.00
Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as e-book 

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

E-book course package featuring Coaching Principles
If you wish to take Coaching Principles (which also includes the IHSA by-laws course) 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 IHSACP, and you’ll get them for the combined price of $130.00. 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 (which also includes the IHSA by-laws course) 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 IHSACO, and you’ll get them for the combined price of $100.00. 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 print-book courses à la carte, you still 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 $100.00
Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition delivered as print textbook
(Tax and shipping charges apply; please allow 2 business days for shipping)

Sport First Aid online course with print book $70.00
Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as print textbook
(Tax and shipping charges apply; please allow 2 business days for shipping)

Print-book course packages
The course packages listed below meet the IHSA coaching certification requirements. Successful completion of the courses contained in either course package will result in IHSA 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 your course materials to be shipped to you. These materials include the print textbook(s) and key code letters. Key codes are required to “unlock” your online courses on the website.

Print-book course package featuring Coaching Principles
IHSA Coaching Education Online Package $150.00 You save $20!
Includes Coaching Principles, IHSA by-laws exam, 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 2 business days for shipping)

Print-book course package featuring Coaching Orientation
IHSA Coaching Orientation Online Package $110.00 You save $13!
Includes IHSA Coaching Orientation, IHSA by-laws exam, 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 2 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 this 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 classroom courses
If you prefer to take Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid as classroom courses, you need to register for the classes through a certified instructor in your area. Visit the Classroom Course Finder for a schedule of upcoming clinics in Illinois. After enrolling in a classroom course, you will receive course materials from your instructor on-site the day of the clinic. You cannot register for a classroom course through the website; all registrations for classroom courses are through the instructor.

Faculty-coaches earn continuing education credits
Faculty-coaches can also benefit by taking Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid courses. In addition to the knowledge they glean from the courses, participants receive 40 continuing professional development units (CPDUs) for Coaching Principles, 30 CPDUs for Sport First Aid, and 5 CPDUs for Coaching Orientation. The educator needs to submit documentation of course completion (printable from the Illinois State Board of Education website) through the Illinois Educator Certification System (ECS). Click for a complete listing of ASEP online courses and their respective clock hours. Let your faculty-coaches know about this convenient professional development opportunity!

Contact Information
Illinois High School Association
Contact: Ron McGraw (rmcgraw@ihsa.org) or Cheryl Lowery (Administrative Assistant clowery@ihsa.org)
2715 McGraw Dr.
Bloomington, IL  61704-2715
Phone: (309) 663-6377
Fax: (309) 663-7479
Web: www.ihsa.org


ASEP courses required and recommended by IHSA:

Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills

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 With Print Materials 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

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies, and techniques and tactics of basketball. 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 With Print Materials Online course suitable for training and certifying high school basketball coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth basketball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Cheerleading Principles

Coaching Cheerleading Principles is an online course and test based on the text, Coaching Cheerleading Successfully. 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 Football Technical and Tactical Skills

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 With Print Materials 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

Coaching Golf Principles is an online course and test based on the text, Coaching Golf Successfully. 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 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

Coaching Soccer Principles is an online course based on the text, Coaching Soccer Successfully. 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 Softball Technical and Tactical Skills

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 With Print Materials 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 Swimming Principles

Coaching Swimming Principles is an open-book test based on the text, Coaching Swimming Successfully. 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

The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) brings the hard court to your hard drive with Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills online course, a newly released online course for tennis coaches of athletes 15 and older and those coaching higher-ability players ages 11 to 14.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials Online course suitable for training and certifying high school tennis coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced 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 an online course and test based on the text, Coaching Track & Field Successfully. 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 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 ASEP's 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.

IHSA Coaching Orientation

IHSA Coaching Orientation is an online course gleaning material from the Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses. Included with IHSA Coaching Orientation is the IHSA component and bylaws exam, covering IHSA-specific information on policies, procedures, rules, and reporting requirements.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course 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