Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association

Coaching Education Workshop

The influence of a coach can last a lifetime. Your coaches deserve the best training possible to position them—and their athletes—for success.

Human Kinetics Coach Education, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association (PSADA), delivers a comprehensive coaching education experience that not only certifies coaches in accordance with the PIAA by-law, but also greatly improves the quality of coaches and enhances the sport experience for the student-athletes they coach.

The Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid courses will be offered in conjunction with the 2017 PSAHPERD Convention as a pre-convention workshop. Held at the Valley Forge Resort and Casino, the workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The workshop will be led by certified Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid instructor Sheila Murphy, a former physical education teacher from Philadelphia and familiar face at the PSAHPERD Convention. The fee for the workshop is $90.00, which includes course materials for both courses. The deadline for registrations is November 8.

Register for the pre-conference coaching workshop:

High school athletic directors and administrators are encouraged to share the link with coaches in their districts; the workshop offers a convenient and affordable opportunity for coaches to earn certification to meet the PIAA requirement.

Faculty-coaches have the opportunity to earn PIAA coach certification and continuing education credit. Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for Act 48 credit. Maximize your time investment and earn certification and professional development credit at the same time!

I’d also like to draw your attention to a cooperative buying initiative that was just completed by our good friend at North Allegheny High School. Bob Bozzuto, a champion of coach education in Pennsylvania since its inception, was the architect of a cooperative-buying arrangement encompassing two dozen schools. The 24 schools ordered a combined 2,777 classroom course packages that they will use in certifying coaches in their respective districts to meet the PIAA coaching education requirements. The quantity of courses purchased qualified athletic directors and schools a 45% discount on their orders, which were delivered tax free with no shipping charges. Bob sure hit it out of the park with this deal!

The cooperative-buying plan Bob put together can be duplicated anywhere in Pennsylvania. All it takes is a little planning and the initiative to send a few e-mails to the ADs in your area. Once you identify the schools interested in the plan, we’ll take it from there. Provide your coaches with the best professional development program available in Pennsylvania—at an incredibly low cost. Give me a call or send me an email today!

For more information, contact Jerry Reeder, assistant director, Human Kinetics Coach Education, at 800-747-5698, ext. 2325 or