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Middle School Coaching

NFHS Core Course


Middle school students across the nation participate in interscholastic athletics, and it is important, as a teacher/coach, to provide a positive and rewarding experience for all involved. This is why the National Federation of State High School Associations has created the course, Middle School Coaching.

This course highlights your role as being a teacher first and coach second, ensuring that participation in athletics at the interscholastic level is, first and foremost, an educational experience. Middle school activity programs exist to connect students to the fabric and culture of the school, which will ultimately lead to academic and life-long success.

So take the course, Middle School Coaching, available now on

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  • Approved for 4 Clock Hours
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Additional Resources

Cognia Accreditation

The NFHS is an accredited institution by Cognia and exceeds the same high standards that are expected from schools across the country.

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NFHS National Coaching Credentials

The NFHS Learning Center offers a 3-level national coaching credential that helps you gain knowledge you can use to provide a fun, educational, and a safer environment for your students.
This national credential was developed for individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level. The goal is to enhance the ability of the coach to better serve students, the school, the community, and the profession of coaching.

Coach Level 1

National Credential

Coach Level 2

National Credential

Coach Level 3

National Credential

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