Athletics → Coaches/Athletic Directors
Coaches are responsible for reviewing and being knowledgeable on the following items that are contained in the Athletics section of the MCPS website:
Middle and high school coaches are accountable for adhering to rules, regulations, and guidelines contained in the:
High school coaches are also accountable for adhering to rules, regulations, and guidelines contained in the:
Varsity coaches are responsible for the entire program and must communicate county wide expectations to all team personnel, including junior varsity and assistant coaches, volunteer coaches, and players.
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, they will receive a confirmation number, the date the training was completed and the confirmation number need to be reported to the Athletic Director 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. 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, 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:
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.