All Coaches are Required to Complete Rules Meetings

Before each season, every coach is required to take an MHSAA rules meeting, most of which are online. All assistant and sub-varsity coaches are also required to complete the rules meeting, with schools attesting that all coaches have completed this requirement.

Assistant and sub-varsity coaches who have been registered in the MHSAA’s system with an up-to-date email address may log in to MHSAA.com and complete the same required rules meeting, just as the varsity head coach must do. In the alternative, the school may direct or permit assistant and sub-varsity coaches to complete the rules meeting requirement individually or in a group setting. Regardless of the method utilized, the administration of the school is responsible for attesting to the completion of the requirement by all sports team coaches by the deadlines listed. Click the link below to see the MHSAA Handbook Coaching Requirements Regulations (Reg. II, Section 3 (B & C) and Section 8  (B & C).

2022-23 Online Rules Meeting Schedule

Online Rules Meetings are available in all sports!

For Coaches, the Health & Safety/Handbook Presentation and the Officials Presentation are separate meetings, which must be watched first before access will be allowed to Sport-Specific Presentations.  If you are a multiple-sport coach or official, once you have watched the appropriate prerequisite content, you will not have to view it again for subsequent sports you are involved in.  If you are both a coach and an official, you will need to watch the Health & Safety and Official’s segments separately and then the sport specific rules meeting content twice.   

Fall 2022 Sports Online Schedules

Sport

1st Date*

Last Date

Cross Country Mon, Aug 1 Thu, Sept 15   
Football Mon, July 25 Thu, Sept 15     
Golf Mon, Aug 1 Thu, Sept 15     
Soccer Mon, July 25 Thu, Sept 15     
Swimming & Diving Mon, Aug 1 Thu, Sept 15     
Tennis Mon, Aug 1 Thu, Sept 15     
Volleyball Mon, July 25 Thu, Sept 15     

*Meeting will be posted by end of business hours on these start dates

School Attests:  Fall head coaches have valid CPR and subvarsity & assistant coaches have met MHSAA rules meeting requirements -- September 15

New varsity Head Coaches must complete CAP 1 or 2 prior to season deadline date

Rules Meeting Policy

By Representative Council Action:

SECTION 8(B) – Each head coach of a varsity team in a sport under MHSAA jurisdiction shall complete (in person or online) the MHSAA rules meetings for that sport for the current school year prior to the deadline if meetings are provided and attendance is required. If the head coach does not complete a rules meeting prior to the deadline, that coach shall be prohibited from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for the sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involving that coach's team is being held. See Regulation II, Section 15(H)4. An administrator or faculty member designee of that school shall be present with supervisory capacity over the school's competitors. Failure to receive reminder notifications (email or other) does not change the requirement of this Section.

SECTION 8(C) – Schools shall attest that all assistant and sub-varsity coaches have completed an MHSAA rules meeting (online or in person) for that sport for the current school year prior to the deadline. Assistant or sub-varsity coaches who coach more than one sport during a school year must fulfill the requirement each season unless the sport is the same and the coach had completed the MHSAA sport-specific rules meeting earlier in the school year for that sport (e.g., JV boys and JV girls soccer coach). It is expected that schools will impose the penalty of Section 8(B) to assistant or sub-varsity coaches who do not meet this requirement by the deadline.  

SECTION 3 (B) – High schools must attest by each season’s established deadline that all varsity, junior varsity and 9th-grade head coaches of each high school team have a valid current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. This will ensure that each team generally has one coach present who is CPR certified. The established deadline for all high school head coaches (regardless of level) shall be the latest date set for the completion of the MHSAA rules meeting for the sport. A person who is head coach for more than one sport during the school year must meet the deadline for the first of those sports. It is expected that schools will impose the penalty of Section 8(B) to varsity, JV and 9th-grade head coaches who do not meet this requirement.     

SECTION 3 (C) – Each head coach of a varsity team in an MHSAA tournament sport hired for the first time as a high school varsity head coach at any MHSAA member high school after July 31, 2016 shall have completed either Level 1 or Level 2 of the MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program (CAP). If the head coach does not complete CAP Level 1 or 2 prior to the established deadline, that coach shall be prohibited from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for the sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involving that coach's team is being held. See Regulation II, Section 15(H)4. An administrator or faculty member designee of that school shall be present with supervisory capacity over the school's competitors. Failure to receive reminder notifications (email or other) does not change the requirement of this Section. The MHSAA may substitute an alternative coaches education program for late hires which will fulfill the requirement on a temporary basis.