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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.
  • Volunteer Coach Application & Contract -  Document signed by the volunteer coach, head coach, athletic director and principal, certifying that all criteria have been met. This is a great checklist of conditions and requirements necessary to become a volunteer coach. 
  •  PE-22 Application - The "Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries" course is required for all MCPS coaches (both stipend and volunteer), as noted in the MPSSAA coaching eligibility guidelines (pg. 22). The course includes CPR/AED certification, but volunteer coaches and coaches with current CPR certification are not required to take the CPR/AED training. 
  •  PE-22 Summer Session 2: Due to the fact that the summer PE-22 course is already full, a second summer session has been added. 

Additional Information and Guidelines

Additional information for coaches including information about the different types of stipend 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.