Community Coach Guidelines
If you would like more information about Community Coach opportunities at one of our schools, please contact the head coach for the sport you are interested in coaching. Community Coaches for high schools or middle schools will not be allowed to coach a sport in which they have a son or daughter playing on the team.
✔️ Community Coaches must successfully complete the courses "PREPARE/First Aid" and "Coaching Principles", participate in a review of GHSA by-laws, and testing program. The school athletic department will pay for the required courses and tests.
✔️ Community Coaches must complete all assigned Compliance Director modules prior to working with student-athletes.
✔️ Community Coaches must attend a regular GHSA rules clinic in the sport(s) they coach as required of others on the staff, or the school will be fined.
✔️ Community Coaches that have a teaching certificate issued by the Professional Standards Commission shall fill any coaching positions (head or assistant). They do not have to complete the GHSA "PREPARE/First Aid" and "Coaching Principles" courses.
❌ Community Coaches may not coach out of season with any community team that has one or more students from the GHSA member school at which that person coaches on that team.
❌ Community Coaches for high schools or middle schools will not be allowed to coach a sport in which they have a son or daughter playing on the team.
You can learn more about GHSA certification by visiting the Georgia High School Association website at https://www.ghsa.net/lay-coach-certification