The following email from USA Ultimate was sent last December announcing new coaching requirements. Jimmy Robin from IYU has put together a document to help all coaches with the new process. If you have any questions, you should email Dan Raabe per the email below. We wish you the best, and as always thank you for volunteering your time.
Hello coach members!
As current coach members, we want to make sure you’re aware of the new education and training requirements for all coach-level members beginning in 2018.
In addition to passing a background check, a standard implemented with the launch of the Coaching Development Program in 2004, coaches must:
- complete the concussion training course offered by the Center for Disease Control,
- watch the Safe Sport training video and pass the included quizzes,
- watch four educational videos created by USA Ultimate and pass the test that covers content from the videos, as well as basic rules and the Spirit of Coaching.
All educational materials are currently free and accessible online through your member account in the “My Coach Account” section.
However, Safe Sport will begin charging a fee for their training beginning in January 2018.
Even if you aren’t planning to renew your membership right now, we recommend going ahead and completing the Safe Sport training.
Save the certificate you receive at the end of the training program, so you will have it when you do renew your membership.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the new requirements or training.
Thank you for all you do to help the sport of ultimate continue to grow and develop!
Manager – Youth and Education Programs