Athletics → Coach/AD → How to Become a Coach
All MCPS coaches (paid stipend coaches and volunteer coaches) must:
In addition, all MCPS paid stipend coaches must:
Non-Employee Volunteer Coaches must complete the “Online Training for Volunteers/Contractors: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect”. Once a coach has completed this training, the date the training was completed needs to be reported to the Athletics Specialist to record in the Athletic Certification and Compliance (Coaches Database). More complete information about this training is available on the MCPS Child Abuse and Neglect webpage. For additional support, please click here. Volunteer Coaches must complete this training annually!
Non-Employee Stipend Coaches will complete the MCPS Compliance Training using the myMCPS Classroom system. Below are the directions and information for how these coaches can access the training. Supports have been put in place to assist coaches throughout the process including “Forget Password” links and access to the “Help Desk”. The compliance training contains the 11 MCPS Compliance Training standard modules, the required the required Diabetes Awareness Training for Coaches and Athletic Trainers PowerPoint, Level 1 Diabetes Training, and the optional Level 2 Diabetes Training: How to Administer Glucagon course. A Non-Employee Stipend Coach meets compliance once they have completed the 12 required training modules. The process for Non-Employee Stipend Coaches is as follows:
The coaching eligibility and restrictions section of the ECA handbook provides additional information on hiring coaches.