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. 

August 25, 2014 at Portsmouth High School- 5:30 p.m. CLASS IS FULL

September 6, 2014 at Gilford High School- 5:00 p.m.

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

September 6, 2014 at Gilford High School- 8:00 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 (3 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


Cross Country:

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Location: NHIAA (251 Clinton St. Concord, NH 03301). (Coaches Rules Review)

Field Hockey:

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Location: Merrimack Valley High School. (Coaches Rules Review)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Location : TBD (Officials Rules Review)


*The following dates are Rules Review dates for both coaches and officials

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Pinkerton Academy, Stockholm Theater
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. Location: Manchester Police Department (405 Valley Street, Across from Gill Stadium)


Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Location: Concord High School (Coaches Rules Review)
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Location: Southern New Hampshire University Field House, Penmen Room (Officials Rules Review)
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Location: Gilford High School, Auditorium (Officials Rules Review)


*The following dates are Rules Review dates for both coaches and officials

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Location Memorial High School
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Location: Winnisquam Regional High School

Fall Spirit:

* Location for Spirit Rules Reviews will be at the New Hampshire Hospital Association (125 Airport Rd. Concord, NH 03301)

To enroll for the following Rules Review dates, please visit!scheduled-dates/chmp
Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (Coaches Rules Review)
Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (Coaches Rules Review)
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (Coaches Rules Review)
Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (LATE HIRE TRAINING)
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (Officials Rules Review)


Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Location: NHIAA (251 Clinton St. Concord, NH).


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

2014-15 NFHS Volleyball Rules Changes

2014 NFHS Football Rules Changes

2014-15 NFHS Soccer Rules Changes

2014 Cross Country Rules Review for Coaches

2014-15 NFHS Spirit Rules Revisions


CONCORD, N.H. - With student bass fishing tournaments quickly becoming popular among New Hampshire high schools, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is scheduled to host its second annual "High School Bass Fishing Seminar Series" this August. 

All student athletes, coaches, and Athletic Directors participating in the fall bass fishing season are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming educational seminars. Both seminars will include presentations on "Black Bass 101," knot tying techniques, and expected fall tournament patterns and techniques.

This year's seminar date and location is:

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH

Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - to Lisa Collins at - please put "NHIAA Bass Tournament Seminar" in the subject line and state which seminar you will be attending and the number of people attending.

High school bass fishing in New Hampshire is a coordinated effort between the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, with support from NH B.A.S.S. Nation.  High school bass tournaments include a strong educational component.  Teams have adult mentors who guide them through the process of learning about New Hampshire's aquatic resources and the responsibility that goes along with being anglers.

"Our first bass fishing seminar was a great success and was attended by almost 70 students, coaches, and Athletic directors," said Gabe Gries, a New Hampshire Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist who also serves on the NHIAA Bass Fishing Committee.  "This year we are offering two seminars in different locations to try to increase attendance and make it more convenient for students to attend, regardless of where they live."

The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association is a private not for profit organization that has served as the leader of high school athletics for its member schools in New Hampshire since 1947. The student bass fishing tournament is in keeping with the NHIAA goals of adding sports that will have lifelong appeal to student athletes and providing more sports that are coed and inclusive to all populations within our schools.