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Information for Coaches

Coaching Certification Requirements - This document provides a reference to coaches as to what the requirements are to obtain and maintain coaching certification in New York State.

Coaching Course Offerings - All coaching courses are completed online through the National Federation of High Schools.

First Aid & CPR/AED Approved Course List - This document provides a listing of First Aid & CPR/AED courses that are approved for coaches by New York State.

DASA Course Offerings  - This document provides information and dates of the required Dignity for All Students course for teachers and coaches.

Concussion Course for Coaches - This is a link to the site for coaches to take their mandatory concussion course. This course must be taken every two years.

Concussion Course for Physical Educators and Nurses - This is a link to the site for physical educators and nurses to take their mandatory concussion course. This course must be taken every two years.

Coaching Handbook -This handbook is designed to give coaches the interscholastic athletic policies of the Potsdam Central School District.  Included are copies of the New York State and Section 10 regulations, as well as the school district guidelines.  These policies will answer most questions regarding our athletic program.  If there are areas not included, or should there be a need for interpretation of a specific policy, coaches should consult with the athletic director or an administrator.  This handbook should be a useful tool that will improve the overall effectiveness of the interscholastic program.  The Appendices should be copied according to each coach’s need.

NYSPHSAA Handbook - This handbook includes all policies of the State Education Department and NYS Public High School Athletic Association related to Physical Education and Athletics.