Coaches Eligibility Brochure

CLICK HERE for NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching & ASEP Sports First Aid Course Registration Form

Click on the link above to access the registration form. Payment Options are listed. Registration is confirmed once payment is received.

NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Courses:  
All participants MUST BE preregistered and prepaid. No "walk-ins" will be allowed to attend classes.

Thursday, November 16th at 5:30 p.m. - Hanover High School

ASEP Sports First Aid Courses:

All participants MUST BE preregistered and prepaid. No "walk-ins" will be allowed to attend classes.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. - NHIAA Office in Concord

Approved Coaches Education Courses
**Courses that are administered only on line are not permissible.
National Federation Fundamentals of Coaching- Blended Format Classroom
ASEP Coaching Principles
CoachSmart NH
Lacrosse Level 1 & 2 with Clinics Required
Special Olympics "Train the Trainer"
US Ski Coaches Assoc. Level I Clinic
USA Hockey Coaching Ed. Course
US Swim Coaches Assn. Coaching Principles
USA Track & Field Coaches Assoc. Coaches Ed. Course
USA Volleyball Impact

Approved Sports First Aid Courses
Red Cross First Aid (2 year certification)
Red Cross Sport First Aid (3 year certification)
First Responder Workshop
Wilderness First Aid (2 year certification)
Outdoor Emergency Care
National Safety Council First Aid & CPR
American Sport Education Program Sport First Aid (not the on line course)
Heart Saver First (2 year certification)
Emergency Care & Safety Institute First Aid (2 year certification)
Emergency Care & Safety Institute Sport First Aid (3 year certification)

CPR Certification
American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2 year certification)
Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1 year certification)
Heart Saver - American Heart Association (2 year certification)
ASHI CPR/AED ( 2 year Certification)
Emergency Care & Safety Institute CPR/AED Training (2 year certification)

There are a variety of courses available from the National Federation of State High School Association.  The sport specific courses are designed to improve coaching techniques and strategies. The elective courses demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship and the free courses emphasize student safety and parental involvement.

To access the courses listed below please go to: (In the lower left of the screen it will list the free courses; click on the course you want to review; [you will need to create a sign in if you do not all ready have one, this is free] Upon logging in the course will become available to you.)

Sport Specific Courses
Fundamentals of Coaching Track and Field
Elective Courses
Engaging Effectively with Parents
NCAA Eligibility Center
Coaching Education
Teaching and Modeling Behavior
Teaching Sports Skills
Health and Wellness: A Coach's Guide to Hydration, Nutrition and Supplements
Free Courses
Concussion in Sports
The Role of the Parent in Sports

Winter Rules Reviews


Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (9:00 a.m.)


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at NHIAA Office in Concord (6:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Pinkerton Adacemy - Upper Conference Room of Field House (4:30 p.m.)

Indoor Track

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Merrimack Valley High School (1:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Londonderry High School (7:00 p.m.)

Pole Vault Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 18th at Merrimack Valley High School. The clinic begins at 8:00 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. 

Ski Schedule/Rules Review Meetings

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Division I - Concord High School
  • Divisin II - Plymouth Regional High School
  • Division III - Bow High School
  • Division IV - Lin-Wood Public School

Ski Jumping

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. - Plymouth Regional High School (All Divisions)

Spirit - Safety Clinic

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. - Campbell High School

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. - NHIAA Office in Concord

Coaches will need to register for Spirit Safety Clinics HERE

Important Information That Could be a Matter of Life or Death!

As you can see below, the NFHS has launched a "free" on line course dealing with Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention.  Given the extremely hot summer to date this is a must see course for all school personnel involved with interscholastic athletics especially those participating in football.  Heat related death continues to be the number one preventable cause of death in athletics across the country.  Sadly, the number of deaths has not changed since data collection began in the 1950s.  Especially vulnerable are football players due to the equipment they wear and the fact that certain positions require student athletes to be physically large.  These are the same student athletes that traditional wisdom and practice has been to make them do extra physical work in order to get them into shape.  Football deaths due to heat exertion generally occur in the first couple of days of practice and involve this population of student athletes.  The course is about 20 minutes long and is very clear and concise.  The Sport Medicine Committee continues to debate restrictions on double sessions like have been imposed by the NCAA or stricter guidelines for rest between such sessions.  You can expect, however, that this film and the NFHS or National Athletic Director's Association Guidelines will soon be mandatory for NHIAA member schools.  This is a must see course that could save a life so all schools are urged to have coaches and other appropriate people in all sports review the material prior to the start of the up-coming season!  Just go to and follow the instructions for this "free" course.