California Interscholastic Federation

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California Interscholastic Federation

Human Kinetics Coach Education is proud of our long-time affiliation with the CIF, and we look forward to training new CIF coaches in the 2021-22 school year and beyond.

Courses approved by the California Department of Education and the CIF as meeting the California coaching education requirements are Coaching Principles and CIF Coaching Orientation. You may take either course to meet the requirement.

Please note: The CIF state component is bundled with Coaching Principles and Coaching Orientation. The CIF component presents CIF-specific information on rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. There is a separate test associated with the state component. 

Coaching Principles is available in two formats: with paperback or with ebook (you save $10 by purchasing the e-book version).

The Sport First Aid course meets the California Department of Education requirements for first aid training for coaches.

Through a generous grant from the LA84 Foundation, coaches in the Los Angeles City Section and CIF Southern Section receive $20 off the price of the CIF Coaching Orientation course. See the respective organization pages for more details. 

If you prefer to take Coaching Principles as a classroom course, you need to register for the class through a certified instructor in your area. It's likely your athletic director is a certified instructor or there's a trained instructor in your school district. Contact the CIF state office (see contact information below) for a schedule of upcoming clinics in your area. These clinics are taught through a network of certified instructors in California. If you enroll in a classroom course, you will receive the course materials from your instructor on site the day of the clinic. You cannot register for a classroom course through this website; all registrations for classroom courses are through the instructor.

Thank you for choosing Human Kinetics Coach Education as your coaching education provider!

Contact Information
California Interscholastic Federation
Contact: CiCi Robinson, Director
4658 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA  95834
Phone: 916-239-4477
Fax: 916-239-4478

Online courses required or recommended by California Interscholastic Federation