Coaching Evaluation Form

Click the document below and complete one week after your season is completed.


Mandated Reporter Training

Self-Directed Online Training ***New***

Mandated reporters can participate in this 2-hour web-based online training course at any time, 24/7. Once you begin, you will have 30 days to complete the course. In this Flash-based learning application, the existing OCFS curriculum was divided into smaller, more manageable sections. This allows users to save their progress at the end of each section--so they can complete it at their own pace, either in one sitting, or in multiple sessions. Users who log out after completing a section will automatically be returned to the end of their last completed section when they log back on to the training site. The course features interactive exercises that are customized for the major disciplines: Social Services, Education, Law Enforcement, Child Day Care and Medical. The course also addresses definitions, indicators, and how to make a report to the State Central Register. The application is full narrated and includes taped video segments that enhance the learning points. This course meets the New York State Education Department mandatory requirements for Training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting.

Click here to register


Please click on the link below to go to the concussion management training called "Heads Up Concussion Training Course". This course must be completed by all new appointed and volunteer coaches and re-taken every two-years.

CLICK HERE to go to the "Heads Up Concussion Training" site

For additional resources on the Concussion Training Click Here

General Requirements needed to Coach in the Arkport Central School District

The first 2 requirements must be met before an individual is allowed to attend or hold a practice/game with students.

  1. Current CPR/AED certification (must recertify once a year, even if the card is valid for 2 years). See attached list of approved courses.
  2. Current 1st Aid Certification (American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies course or New York State First Aid for Coaches) See attached list of approved courses.
  3. Successful completion of fingerprinting by the school district. This cost is incurred by the individual. Exception would be those already on file with the state and those that are grandfathered in.
  4. For NYS Certified Teachers;
    • A series of 3 coaching courses that must be completed within 5 years of beginning service.
    • Copies of certificates of completion of the 3 coaching courses given to Athletic Director for personnel file.
  5. For non NYS Certified Teachers:
    • Must apply for a temporary coaching certificate from the State Education Department.
    • Completion of a series of 3 coaching courses that must be completed within 5 years of beginning service.
    • Copies of certificates of completion of the 3 coaching courses given to Athletic Director for personnel file.
    • Must apply for a professional coaching certification from the State Education Department upon completion of the required coaching courses. The certification is renewable.Completion of NYS Child Abuse and SAVE (violence prevention programs) training.

Application process for coaching in the Arkport Central School District

  • All persons applying for a coaching vacancy must fill out an application and return to the Athletic Director with ALL necessary certifications attached.
  • Deadlines for applications are:
    • Fall and Winter Sports due April 15th.
    • Spring Sports due December 1st.
  • All qualified applications will be reviewed and recommendations made by the Athletic Director will be forwarded to the Superintendent.
    * Please note that per contract, qualified members of the ACSD teaching unit will be given preference in the recommendation and hiring process.*
  • Successful candidates will be notified by the Athletic department and the Human Resource office.
  • Those candidates not chosen will receive notification from the Athletic department.

SED does not require the following to have separate certification in First Aid/CPR to coach:

  • Registered Nurse – Nurse Practitioner – LPN - Nurse Aide
  • Physician – Physician Assistant
  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician*
  • Certified National Athletic Trainer*
  • Fire and Police officers* - (full time officers)