Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

8455 - COACH TRAINING

The Corporation shall comply with State law governing the training and certification of all coaches and athletic activity sponsors. This applies to all coaches, whether employees, volunteers, or other individuals, who are coaching student athletes.

The School Board requires that:

 

A.

Prior to coaching football to students who are less than twenty (20) years of age, all head and assistant football coaches shall complete a certified coaching education course approved by the Indiana Department of Education not less than once during a two (2) year period that:

 
 

1.

is sport specific;

 
 

2.

contains player safety content, including content on:

 
 

a.

concussion awareness;

 
 

b.

equipment fitting;

 
 

c.

heat emergency preparedness; and

 
 

d.

proper technique;

 
 

3.

requires a coach to complete a test demonstrating comprehension of the content of the course; and

 
 

4.

awards a certificate of completion to a coach who successfully completes the course.

 
 

If the coach receives notice from the School Corporation that new information has been added to the course before the end of the two (2) year period, the coach must complete instruction and successfully complete a test concerning the new information.

 

B.

After June 30, 2017, prior to coaching students in grades 5 - 12, all head and assistant coaches of interscholastic sports other than football, including cheerleading, shall complete a certified coaching education course approved by the Indiana Department of Education at least once during a two (2) year period that:

 
 

1.

contains player safety content on concussion awareness;

 
 

2.

requires a coach to complete a test demonstrating comprehension of the content of the course; and

 
 

3.

awards a certificate of completion to a coach who successfully completes the course.

 
 

If the coach receives notice from the Corporation that new information has been added to the course before the end of the two (2) year period, the coach must complete instruction and successfully complete a test concerning the new information.

 
 

C.

A head or assistant coach of an intramural sport other than football who is coaching students in grades 5 - 12 may elect to complete the above-referenced certified coaching education course. If compliance with I.C. 20-34-7 is required by the coaching certification requirements for the intramural sport that the head or assistant coach is coaching, the coach shall complete the above-referenced certified coaching education course.

The Superintendent shall require that each person employed as a coach or athletic activity sponsor is qualified, has cleared a background check required by State law and Board Policy 1521, Policy 3121, Policy 4121, Policy 8120, and Policy 8121 and has received the training required by State law and this policy.

All coaches and athletic activity sponsors shall be informed of Corporation policies regarding reporting requirements and investigation requirements for complaints of bullying or harassment and suspected child abuse/sexual abuse.

I.C. 20-34-7
I.C. 20-34-8

Adopted 8/8/16
Revised 10/10/16
Revised 12/19/16

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