Thank you for your interest in the Fulton City School District athletic program.  In order to provide quality coaches for secondary school athletes, New York State has established standards required of all coaches, volunteer and paid.  All costs associated with obtaining coaching certifications are the responsibility of the coach.

Non-certified teacher, must complete the following to coach in New York State:

  • Fingerprinting (Instructions) processed through MorphTrust with clearance through NYS Education Department.
  • Current first aid certification (valid for 2 or3 years) approved courses
  • Current CPR/AED (valid for 1 or 2 years) approved courses
  • Child Abuse Course.  Available through NYS Office of Child & Family Services.
  • Violence Prevention & Intervention (SAVE) workshop. Available through NYS workshops.
  • Concussion Awareness & Management CDC certification. (biennial basis - no cost)
  • Dignity for All Students Certification (DASA)
  • Completed Temporary Coaches license. Done through NYS TEACH. Renewed annually. instructions
  • Completion of Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics in Education course within two (2) years of initial appointment.
  • Complete Health Science Applied to Coaching and the Theory and Techniques of Coaching (sport specific) course within five (5) years of initial appointment.

Teacher Coaches (excluding Physical Education) must complete the following to coach in New York State:
  • Fingerprinting (Instructions) processed through MorphTrust with clearance through NYS Education Department.  
  • Current first aid certification (valid for 2 or 3 years)  approved courses
  • Current CPR/AED (valid for 1 or 2 years)  approved courses
  • Concussion Awareness & Management CDC certification(biennial basis - no cost)
  • Completion of Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics in Education course within two (2) years of initial appointment.
  • Complete Health Science Applied to Coaching and the Theory and Techniques of Coaching (sport specific) course within five (5) years of initial appointment.
Coaching Application