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OSF Coach Requirements

Oklahoma Suburban Football requires mandatory education for coaches wishing to coach in Oklahoma Suburban Football.  These courses help increase the level of coaching and player safety within our league.  These courses are free and can be completed online at NFHSlearn.com.  The first two courses Heat Illness Prevention and Concussion in Sports are mandatory and must be completed by August 1st as part of the requirements for receiving a coaches photo ID for entry to the sideline. Other free courses are listed as a resource for coaches who wish to further their education.  Once you complete the course a certificate and completion code will be generated and you will be in the coaching database at NFHS.  Please print your certificate and provide a copy to the Coordinator of your local association.  Your Coordinator will submit this information to OSF.  

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A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention (FREE COURSE!)

Exertional Heat Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. Exertional Heat Stroke also results in thousands of emergency room visits and hospitalizations throughout the nation each year. This free course is designed to give you the critical information you need to minimize the risk of Exertional Heat Stroke among your athletes.

Concussion in Sports (FREE COURSE!)

The NFHS has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. This course highlights the impact of sports-related concussion on athletes, teaches how to recognize a suspected concussion, and provides protocols to manage a suspected concussion with steps to help players return to play safely after a concussion. Each state's requirements for concussion management are included as part of the course.

A Guide to Sports Nutrition FREE COURSE!

This course hosted by sports medicine specialist Dr. Mick Koester, will provide information that can help your students be performing at their peak. Students spend a lot of time and energy working out and playing sports, but they often don’t think about what they eat and drink. Proper nutrition can optimize athletic performance. As a coach, you may think this is an area that you have little influence or control over, however this course will provide you practical tips on how you can model and teach proper nutrition.

Sportsmanship – v2.0 FREE COURSE!

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) developed this complimentary course to give you a better understanding of sportsmanship, how it impacts the educational process and your specific role in modeling it at all interscholastic athletic events. Insight is shared throughout the course from fans, players, parents, teacher-coaches and officials. Coaches can complete a course immediately and will have up to one year to review and access all printable resources.

Engaging Effectively With Parents FREE COURSE!

Engaging Effectively with Parents has been developed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to provide a unique student-centered curriculum on essential techniques and methods for coaches to effectively communicate and interact with students, parents and guardians. This course features specific guidance for speaking, listening, implementing a communication system, and strategies for dealing with problematic parents and guardians. The extensive resources section includes additional information, including a communication guide, sportsmanship guidelines, tips for dealing with difficult parents, and more. Coaches can complete a course immediately and will have up to one year to review and access all printable resources.