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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.

Course Availability:

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

Prince George's County Public Schools: usually offers a course each summer. Contact Shirley Diggs at 301-669-6050 for more information.

St. Mary's County Public Schools: usually offers a course in late January 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. 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.  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.
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest: is available through a FREE on-line course at the National Federation of High School's website.
  • Additional Free and Paid Courses.

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