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Virginia High School League

Human Kinetics Coach Education is proud to be a partner with the Virginia High School League (VHSL). The VHSL has adopted Human Kinetics Coach Education courses as meeting its coaching education requirements, with the various courses and options outlined below.

Option 1: Basic VHSL Course
The Basic VHSL Course provides an overview of essential coaching principles, sport first aid, and technical and tactical skills training. The course is delivered entirely online (without texts) and takes coaches approximately 6 hours to complete. Taking the Basic VHSL Course is the equivalent of taking both Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid (see Option 2).

Option 2: VHSL Advanced Coaches Education Course (Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid)
The “advanced” course also satisfies the VHSL coaching education mandate but provides a much more comprehensive learning experience than the Basic VHSL Course. VHSL Advanced Coaches Education Course includes two courses: Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid. The courses are available in two formats: with print textbook or with ebook. The ebook versions are less expensive and have no shipping charges. Shipping charges do apply if you purchase the “paperback” versions of the courses. 

Purchase Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid online courses in the same transaction and save 25%! Just enter the discount code VHSL at checkout. You must purchase both courses at the same time to receive the discount.

Required of all VHSL coaches
VHSL State Component Online Course 2E delivers VHSL-specific content addressing organizational structure, policies and procedures, and other vital information for VHSL coaches. The course is required of all VHSL coaches and is available free of charge. If you are a new VHSL coach, you are required to take the course for certification. If you’ve taken a previous iteration of the VHSL state component course in the past, you are encouraged to take this free, updated course to receive the latest VHSL information. When shopping for courses, be sure to add this course to your cart (you won’t be charged for it).  

During the purchase process, you will be asked to create an account and affiliate with an organization. Select "Virginia High School League" as your organization, return to this page, add your course(s) to your cart, and proceed through the checkout.

After placing your order, you will receive an “access your digital products” email containing links and instructions for accessing the course(s). 

Contact Information
Virginia High School League
Contact: Shawn Knight, Assistant Director
1642 State Farm Blvd.
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone: 434-977-8475
Fax: 434-977-5943
Email: SKnight@vhsl.org
Web: http://www.vhsl.org/coachesed


Online courses required or recommended by Virginia High School League