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How to Become a Coach
All MCPS paid stipend coaches must:
Forms for Prospective Coaches
- The New Coaches Checklist provides a comprehensive list of items that need to be completed before hire and prior to the start of the season.
- PE-22 Application - application to take the "Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Coaching Fundamentals and CPR/AED" course, required for all MCPS stipend coaches. Dates are listed on the last page of the application.
- Guidelines regarding volunteer coaches are located in Volunteer Coach Application and Contract from the MCPS Athletic Handbook. Schools must complete this contract annually for each volunteer.
Additional Information and Guidelines
Additional information for coaches including information about the different types of stipended coaches, certification requirements, selection priority, volunteer coaches, consultants, coaching restrictions and Supporting Services Personnel as coaches is available in the Coaching Eligibility information from the MCPS Athletics handbook.