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Coach Selection

 

The STMA Girls’ Varsity Coaching Staff will interview and select head coaches for the girls travel teams. There will be no preference given to a parent coach over a non-parent coach. The best interest of the team and players will be primary objectives in the selection of any coach. To be considered for a head coaching position, all candidates must submit a coaching application, complete a background check authorization form and agree to the Coaches Code of Conduct.

It is important to remember that you, as a coach, represent your family, team, and community. Sportsmanship and creating a positive learning environment for your team is vital.

Coaches Website Use Guides

Need more help using your team web page?

Click here to go to NGINs coaches website guide..

 

Required Concussion Training Online for Coaches

This Link will bring you to the CDC page with the required training course. Click on "Take the Training" link in the center of the page. The training will take about 45 minutes to complete. There is a test at the end of the training you are required to take to complete the training. You will be presented with a certificate once finished. Each coach is required to save a copy of their certificate and email it to Kent Hamre.

Coaches

Minnesota Concussion Law

The Minnesota Legislature's "Concussion Law" Requires Online Training for All Coaches and Officials and Concussion Education for all Parents and Athletes (began in the fall of 2011).

The Minnesota Legislature passed a "Concussion Law" which requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute's requirements, including implementing concussion training and education to improve player safety and establish safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.

The law mandates that:

  • All coaches (head and assistants) and officials receive concussion training and education by September 1, 2011, and then at three-year intervals thereafter.
  • Coaches must remove an athlete from activity if they exhibit signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and/or are suspected of sustaining a concussion.
  • The law also requires an appropriate health care professional's signature to return to play if an athlete is removed due to a concussion or is showing signs or symptoms of a concussion.

The Concussion Education for coaches and officials is an online video training session developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Federation of State High Schools. This course requires registration but is free.  The training process involves watching a video and then successfully completing a quiz. The entire training module can be completed in a little over a half an hour and then participants can print out a certificate on their desktop or print and scan the certificate to create a digital file.

When you finish the training, you will need to forward the Certificate of Completion to Kent Hamre. (kenth@stma.k12.mn.us)

If you have already completed this for another sport, you should already have a certificate and can forward it to Kent Hamre.