Coaching Requirements

  • Coaching is  an exciting and self-satisfying way of having a positive influence on children's lifelong involvement in sports. As you integrate coaching into your life, you may be surprised by the many personal and professional benefits gained, while staying physically and mentally active.

    Applicants who wish to be considered for a coaching position must complete our online application, including employment clearances. All coaching staff must be Board approved prior to working for the District in any capacity.

    Required Courses - due at time of hire

    Athletic coaches must also complete a number of certified training courses.The following courses are required prior to coaching with the District and are free of charge. These courses should be taken once hired by the District:


    Required Courses - due within 24 months of employment

    Pennsylvania law mandates that all coaches complete a basic coaching education program as well as a First Aid course within 24 months of becoming a coach. These courses are offered FREE OF CHARGE THROUGH THE HASD SAFE SCHOOLS ACCOUNT, OR by the vendors listed below. To set up your free Safe Schools account, please contact the Coordinator of Human Resources. Otherwise, you will need to complete the NFHS courses OR the ASEP courses through the links below: 

    NFHS Learning Center

    ASEP Learning Center


    Course Name


    Course Name


    Fundamentals of Coaching


    Coaching Principles


    First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches


    Sports First Aid

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    Select “Pennsylvania State Athletic Director’s Association” to purchase.


    IMPORTANT! When applying for a coaching position, you must create a Coach Profile on the Pennsylvania, Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) website. The profile process requires you to upload your clearance verification's as well as your course certificates.  



    Applicants are required to complete an employment packet, that includes a physical examination and TB test with their doctor, and to complete the Criminal History Background Check, the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PA Act 126 Mandated Reporting Training. 

    Questions regarding career opportunities or required forms may be directed to the Coordinator of Human Resources at 610-562-2241 x 1741.