Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association/Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association

Welcome Pennsylvania coaches!

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association (PSADA) have partnered with Human Kinetics Coach Education to endorse the PIAA/PSADA Coaches Education Program for all interscholastic coaches in Pennsylvania. The PIAA/PSADA Coaches Education Program includes the sport-neutral courses Coaching Principles, Coaching Orientation, and Sport First Aid, as well as the sport-specific Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses.

Pennsylvania coaches can take the Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid courses either through in-person clinics held throughout the state or as online courses, while the Coaching Orientation and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses are delivered exclusively online.

The fourth edition of Coaching Principles and fifth edition of Sport First Aid are available in your choice of two formats: with print book or with e-book. The e-book versions are $10 less and you don't have to pay for shipping!

E-book course package
After adding each individual course (Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid) to your shopping cart*, enter the promo code PACP, and you'll get them for the combined discounted price of $80.00. That's a savings of $30.00, and you don't have to pay for shipping!

Successful Coaching and Sport First Aid texts delivered as e-books.

*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 e-book 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 you'll select "view requirements" tab from the lower right menu, and choose "PIAA/PSADA" from alphabetical listing of organizations. You'll be taken back 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 promo code PACP to earn your discount (see above).

To purchase print-book online courses together at a discount, click here. 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 textbooks and key code letters. Key codes are required to "unlock" your online courses on the website. You will also be charged for shipping. 

Coaches looking to take classroom courses should contact PSADA at the information listed below.

View the brochure for details on all course offerings and prices.

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

Contact Information
Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association
Contact: Dave Eavenson, CAA
Executive Director
Phone: 717-706-3938
E-mail: PSADADave@gmail.com


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses required or recommended by PIAA/PSADA:

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 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