• OPTION for both certified teachers and non-certified teachers:

    As of 2015, you can also take the Second Pathway alternative online through the NFHS website. The courses through BOCES are classroom courses and cost $200 each. The courses through the NFHS are completed online and vary in cost per course. You have to take several shorter courses to equate to the longer classroom course.

    In order to complete the “second pathway” standard to replace the Philosophy course, you have to finish the following to attain a Level I certificate:

    1. Fundamentals of Coaching (NYS Specific) (~$35) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61113/fundamentals-of-coaching
    2. First Aid, Health and Safety For Coaches ($45) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/26/first-aid-health-and-safety
    3. Concussion in Sports ($0) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61151/concussion-in-sports
    4. One Sport Specific course of your choice. (~$50) Search for this on the NFHS website.
    5. After this, click on your NFHS Dashboard. Choose Certificates. Once done with all four courses, you will be able to get an AIC Level 1 certification. Please print or create a copy electronically (preferred). Submit to the athletic director. Additionally, this will need to be uploaded electronically to your TEACH account if you are a non-teacher.

    In order to complete the “second pathway” standard to replace the Health Sciences and Theory & Techniques of Coaching courses, finish the following to attain a Level II certificate:

    1. Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment (Free) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/28000/bullying-hazing-and-inappropriate-behaviors
    2. Strength and Conditioning ($50) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/27000/strength-and-conditioning
    3. Teaching and Modeling Behavior ($20) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/8000/teaching-and-modeling-behavior
    4. Engaging Effectively with Parents (Free) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61154/engaging-effectively-with-parents
    5. Sports Nutrition (Free) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61141/sports-nutrition
    6. Heat Illness Prevention (Free) – https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61140/heat-illness-prevention
    7. Click on your NFHS Dashboard. Choose Certificates. Once done with all six courses, you will be able to get an AIC Level 2 certification. The athletic office will need this certificate. Please print or create a copy electronically (preferred). Submit to the athletic director. Additionally, this will need to be uploaded electronically to your TEACH account if you are a non-teacher.

    In order to complete the “second pathway” standard to replace the sport-specific intership requirement, complete the following after discussing with the AD:

    1. Coaching Internship: 30 hour minimum (can be from an assistant or head coaching position)
    2. Internship evaluation form (completed by athletic director)
    3. Written coaching plans submitted for athletic director review. The requirement is to show how your plans develop as the season goes along. Please includes plans for:
    • Daily practices (one for each – early-season, mid-season, late-season)
    • Weekly schedule (one for each – early-season, mid-season, late-season)
    • Season plan
    • Off-season plan