From the CIF state website:
All Coaches, paid or unpaid, must be certified in Coaches Education by December 31, 2008. Coaches can now become certified online for $52 or in a classroom setting by one of California's Instructors. Click the links below for more information.
- CIF/NFHS "Fundamentals of Coaching" Online Course ($52 PER COACH)
- "Fundamentals of Coaching" is a general coaching course that will count towards CIF certification. It is listed under core courses at the NFHS web site. Please note that the courses at the NFHS site with a specific sport name attached WILL NOT count for this certification. The above link will take you directly to the correct course.The same site that offers the coaching certification course also has a new course (FREE) on concussions in sports. I highly recommend you taking the course which only takes 30 minutes. While cross country is not one of the leading sports in numbers of concussions, you just never know. You can get the certification at the following link: