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 2015-16 school year and beyond.

IHSA required courses
Non-faculty coaches must pass three exams before coaching covering general coaching principles, sport first aid, and IHSA by-laws. Human Kinetics Coach Education courses that meet the Illinois coaching education requirements in these areas are:  

1. Coaching Principles course or IHSA Coaching Orientation course. You may take either one of these courses to meet the IHSA requirement in general coaching principles; 
2. IHSA by-laws course; and
3. Sport First Aid course. 

The IHSA by-laws course is a separate course with a separate test, but it is sold/bundled with the Coaching Principles course and with the IHSA Coaching Orientation course. It is not sold separately.

Course formats 
Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid online courses include accompanying textbooks that are included in the course price. You have your choice of receiving the textbooks as e-books or printed texts. Either format is acceptable.

You may purchase your courses separately and pay full price for each, or you may purchase courses in convenient packages at a discount. 

E-book format
In deciding which 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, the course is less expensive, 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 available separately 
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 courses available in discounted packages
Purchase courses in one convenient package and save! As Coaching Principles and Coaching Orientation both satisfy the general coaching principles portion of the IHSA requirement, we've created separate discounted packages featuring either course.

E-book course package featuring Coaching Principles
After adding each individual course (Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid) 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
After adding each individual course (IHSA Coaching Orientation and Sport First Aid) 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 available separately 
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 courses available in convenient packages
Purchase print-book courses in one convenient package and save! As Coaching Principles and Coaching Orientation both satisfy the general coaching principles portion of the IHSA requirement, we've created separate discounted packages featuring either course.

**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 a single online course, click on the online course icon in the table below that corresponds with the course and format you wish to purchase, then click "add to cart" tab on the following screen.

To purchase online courses together at a discount, follow the instructions for purchasing a single course above, and from your shopping cart page, click on the "continue shopping" tab. You'll be taken to the home page from which select "view requirements" tab from the lower right menu, and choose "Illinois High School Association (Coaches)" from alphabetical listing of organizations. You'll be taken to this page, from which you can add the second course to your cart. 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.

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


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses required and recommended by IHSA:

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

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