In June 2008, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Board of Directors approved a recommendation that coaches in Ohio be required to take the National Federation of State High School Associations Fundamentals of Coaching course. All interscholastic coaches in grades 7-12, whether certified to teach or not, paid or volunteer, are required to take the course as a one-time fulfillment. All coaches without a current pupil activity permit are required to complete the course by January 1, 2010. All coaches renewing pupil activity permits after January 1, 2010 are required to complete the course by the time of renewal. The course takes 4-6 hours to complete online and 6-8 hours for the blended version. The cost for blended course, which is a combination of classroom and online instruction, is $55. The cost of the online version is $65.

Posted by OSBA Legal Ledger on 8/26/2009