Kansas State High School Activities Association

Welcome Kansas coaches!

Since 1981, Human Kinetics Coach Education and the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) have trained coaches for the member schools of Kansas. Human Kinetics Coach Education is proud of the long-time affiliation with the KSHSAA, and we look forward to training new KSHSAA coaches in the future.

With the requirement that all non-faculty interscholastic coaches in Kansas be trained prior to assuming coaching duties in their second year, we are poised to assist the KSHSAA in reaching this commendable goal. Our courses that meet the Kansas requirements to become an unsupervised Coach Aid are Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid. Coaches must pass Coaching Principles (online or classroom) as well as Sport First Aid (online or classroom) or an equivalent to earn certification.

For a list of scheduled Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid classroom courses, contact the KSHSAA or search the Classroom Course Finder.

Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid online courses include accompanying textbooks. With these courses, you now have the choice of receiving the textbooks as e-books or printed 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 $85.00
Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition delivered as e-book

Sport First Aid online course with e-book $80.00
Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition delivered as e-book

E-book course package
Purchase Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid e-book online courses together and save. After adding each individual course to your shopping cart, enter the promo code KSHSAACP, and you’ll get them for the combined price of $145.00. That’s a savings of $20, and you don’t have to pay for shipping!

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 $90.00
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
Purchase both print-book courses together as one package and save $20!

* Please note that when purchasing the 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.

KSHSAA Coaching Education Online Package $165.00
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)

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 his page and repeat the process to add the additional course to your cart.

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

Contact Information
Kansas State High School Activities Association, Inc.
Contact: Gary Musselman or David Cherry
601 SW Commerce Place
Topeka, KS 66615
Phone: (785) 273-5329
Fax: (785) 271-0236
Email: kshsaa@kshsaa.org
Web: www.kshsaa.org


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses required or recommended by KSHSAA:

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 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

This course features content based on the Coaching Cheerleading Successfully text, plus content gleaned from the Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid courses.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials 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 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 Swimming Principles with e-book

Coaching Swimming Principles is an open-book test based on the text, Coaching Swimming Successfully, Second Edition.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills 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 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.

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