Thank you for your interest in the coaching certification process at Akron Schools!
In order to become a head coach, assistant coach or volunteer coach in New York State, there are several requirements that must be fulfilled. All coaching candidates are responsible for completing these requirements, completing the courses and certifications, paying the fees and reporting their progress.
The following is the 5-step process in order to receive your initial coaching certification:
You must create an account in the New York State TEACH system.
All coaches, including volunteers, must complete the following workshops:
To register and take these courses online, click HERE.
All coaches, including volunteers, must have current certification in the following:
You may take these classes in your community. Keep copies of proof of your certification.
To register, click HERE.
After completing the 5-Step process, please contact Mr. John Jablonski, Athletic Coordinator, Akron Schools, at (716)542-5088.
Following receipt of your initial coaching certification approval, New York State Education Department requires you to also complete three more courses within five (5) years. Courses can be taken through Erie 1 BOCES.
A registration fee is required for each course. Information about these courses can be found HERE.