Interested in getting additional opportunities for coaches education? The Coaches Advancement program is for you! This is great coursework for new and veteran coaches of all sports. Click the "Register Now" button below for the current schedule. And, new coaches can get a jump on completing the CAP requirement effective with the 2016-17 school year. Starting in 2016-17, each head coach of a varsity team hired for the first time 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).
MHSAA Handbook Regulation II, Section 3(C)
Each head coach of a varsity team in an MHSAA tournament sport hired for the first time as a 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.
The deadlines are:
- Fall: September 15, 2016
- Winter: December 15, 2016
- Spring: April 13, 2017
The substitutes for late hires are found at nfhslearn.com. Both courses are required:
“Fundamentals of Coaching” ($35 – no Michigan surcharge)
“First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches” ($35 – no Michigan surcharge)
Certification of these two NFHS online courses must be provided to the MHSAA office prior to coaching in that season’s MHSAA tournament for the sport involved.
CAP 1 or CAP 2 will still need to be completed prior to the start of the coach’s next season.