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Resources for Coaches

Safe Sport Zone

Nearly all school districts have security measures in place during school days. However, similar risk management policies are too often overlooked or ignored for evening events. Safe Sport Zone has developed plans to assure safer environments for activities occurring at times other than during the regular school hours. Safe Sports Zone offers free online training on creating safer environments for your sporting events. These are offered September through April. 

High School Today Publication

High School Today, an official publication of the National Federation of State High School Assoc­ia­tions, is published eight times a year by the NFHS. It keeps principals, superintendents, school board members, athletic directors and NFHS member state associations apprised of news regarding high school athletic and performing arts activities through features, professional development articles and articles on current issues.

NFHS Authenticating Mark Program

The purpose of the Authenticating Mark Program is to insure equipment conforms to NFHS rules and requirements for contest played under the NFHS rules. It helps to promote a level playing field by assuring consistency in the equipment being used in NFHS sanctioned interscholastic competition.

Coach and Athletic Director

Includes topics on athletic administration, coaching, sports medicine and nutrition, strength and conditioning, and more. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter

NAIA Champions of Character

Champions of Character provides training for student-athletes and professional development for coaches and staff. The values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership are put into play and accounted for at NAIA schools.

Positive Coach Alliance

“Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes.” Online workshops available



Coaches Toolbox

Includes topics on mental toughness, leadership, motivation, staff development, program building and coach quotes.