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

February 23, 2015 - White Mountains Regional High School - 5:00 p.m.

March 10, 2015 - John Stark Regional High School - 5:00 p.m.

March 12, 2015 - Bow High School - 5:30 p.m. 

March 16, 2015 - Londonderry High School - 5:00 p.m. (Room 221)

March 21, 2015 - John Stark Regional High School - 1:00 p.m.

ASEP Sports First Aid Courses:
All participants MUST BE preregistered and prepaid. No "walk-ins" will be allowed to attend classes.

March 21, 2015 - John Stark Regional High School - 9:00 a.m.

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 is 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

Rules Review:

Outdoor Track - For Coaches

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Merrimack Valley High School - 5:00 p.m. (For Division II and III Coaches)

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Londonderry High School - 7:00 p.m. (For Division I Coaches)

Girls Lacrosse- For Officials

Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Southern NH University (Penmen Room) - 4:00 p.m.

Baseball- For Officials and Coaches

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at NHTI Wellness Center - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Holderness School Theatre - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Pinkerton Academy Science Building - 7:00 p.m.

Softball - For Officials only

Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Winnisquam Regional High School - 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 (TBA)

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Littleton High School - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Alvirne High School - 6:30 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse - For Officials only

Monday, February 9, 2015 at Bow High School - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday, February 23, 2015 at Exeter High School - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Monday, March 9, 2015 at NHIAA Office in Concord - 5:30 p.m. (For Veteran Coaches Only)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at NHIAA Office in Concord - 5:30 p.m. (For 1st Year Coaches Only)

New content has been posted to the NFHS Coaching Today site. Here's the link:

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.

NFHS Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment FREE Course

Regional Student-Athlete Night Program (NHHEAF)

This presentation provides high school student-athletes and their parents an overview of athlete-specific admissions information. Topics include: levels of competition, the athletic résume and self-marketing, meeting with coaches and registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center, etc. Attendees will receive the NHHEAF College Planning Guide for Student Athletes.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015- 6:00 p.m. Kennett High School
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. Keene High School

2015 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Revisions

2015 NFHS Softball Rules Revisions

2015 NFHS Baseball Rules Revisions