All varsity, junior varsity, and 9th-grade head coaches of each high school team have a valid current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
CPR Certification is tracked by the school athletic director, similar to meeting-risk management course requirements for assistant and sub-varsity coaches. Athletic Directors must confirm (attest) each season through MHSAA.com that both these requirements have been met. If a coaching requirement is not complete prior to the deadline, the school shall prohibit that coach from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for the sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involves that coach's sports team is being held.
All individuals who their school or district has designated to serve as an assistant or sub-varsity coach (paid or volunteer) at the high school level must complete the same rules/risk management meeting requirement as the high school head coach.
The deadlines for each MHSAA member high school athletic director to certify, while logged into MHSAA.com, that all of its assistant and sub-varsity coaches (paid and volunteer) have completed this requirement are below. The same deadline applies for certifying that head coaches have met the CPR Requirement:
Fall Sports - Sept. 14, 2023
Winter Sports - Dec. 14, 2023
Spring Sports - April 18, 2024