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Click to watch channel 96 live stream Click to watch the most recent and past graduation ceremonies online. Click to view the official SMCPS Facebook page Click to view the official SMCPS Twitter feed Click to view the offical SMCPS YouTube channel Click to view the official SMCPS LinkedIn page Click to access the Home Access Center login page Click for freqently asked questions and general website information

Required Course

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Course

Requirement: All athletic coaches must have completed this course within a year from first being employed.

Cost: Courses offered within SMAC are open to all SMAC coaches and are funded in part through District IV of the MPSSAA. Courses may involve a fee.

This is a MSDE credit bearing course with a set curriculum. More information can be found here: Outline (MPSSAA Handbook, pages 31-33)

Course Availability:

Calvert County Public Schools: usually offers a course in November.  Email cochranem@calvertnet.k12.md.us for more information.

Charles County Public Schools: usually offers a course in early August. Check their Professional Development site here.

Prince George's County Public Schools: usually offers a course each summer. Contact their offices at 301-669-6055 for more information.

St. Mary's County Public Schools: usually offers a course in late February each year.

Credentialed Coaches

The MPSSAA has developed guidelines for those wishing to become Credentialed Coaches.

Information specific to St. Mary's County may be found here.

  • Concussion in Sports: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website athttps://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037. Coaches must complete this course prior to their first season, and every year after that.
  • Heat Illness Prevention: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/34000. Coaches are required to complete this course annually.
  • Sports Nutrition: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/55000.
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61032.
  • Additional Free and Paid Courses are available at https://nfhslearn.com/

Interested in becoming a high school coach? Contact the Activities Director at any high school for more information.