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All Middle School and High School football coaches must complete school-district approved technique specific safety training similar to "Heads Up Football." The training must include, but is not limited to, "hands on" Safer Tackling Techniques and Drills, Helmet, and Shoulder Pad fitting, concussion management with Return to Play Protocols following a concussion, Heat and Hydration training and Sudden Cardiac Arrest training. Football coaches will be required to repeat this training every two (2) years.

Football Safety Training Options:
  • Develop a school district approved program that includes “Hands on” in-person training.
  • Utilize a WIAA Master Clinician to train coaches in a school district approved program that includes “Hands on” in-person training.
  • Utilize the WIAA Master Clinician under the WIAA Training program and Register Coaches through “Register My Conference”. Coaches will be required to take online NFHS Tackling course prior to attending “Hands on” in-person clinic.
  • Utilize and outside Organization that delivers “Hands on” in-person Training for Football Coaches – Certification is good for 2 years for any of the 4 options
*A minimum of six (6) coaches must be registered for each certification course in order for the clinic to be held. A maximum of 30 coaches per/clinician per clinic.

Prior to attending an in-person hands-on training, coaches must complete the free NFHS Football Tackling Course at the link below. Coaches must bring a copy of their certificate of completion to the hands-on clinic to verify with the clinician.

https://nfhslearn.com/courses/football-tackling

Hands on Clinics are $45 with a school Purchase Order or $50 with Credit Card per coach.



WIAA Master Trainer List

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 - 8AM-10AM
Rogers High School
1622 E Wellesley Ave.
Spokane, WA 99207

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 - 6PM-8PM
Eastmont High School
955 3rd St NE.
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 - 7AM-9AM
Glacier Middle School
2450 South 142nd Street
SeaTac, WA 98168

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 - 2PM-4PM
Mark Morris High School
1602 Mark Morris Ct.
Longview, WA 98632

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 - 6PM-8PM
Central Kitsap High School
10140 Frontier Pl NW.
Silverdale, WA 98383

MONDAY, AUGUST 22 - 6PM-8PM
Snohomish High School
1316 5th St.
Snohomish, WA 98290


SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 - 11AM-1PM
Kelso High School
1904 Allen St.
Kelso, WA 98626

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 - 1:30PM-3:30PM
Reardan High School
215 E Spokane Ave
Reardan, WA 99029


If a clinic is not scheduled in your area, or at a time that meets your needs, you can submit a request to host a clinic. Send your request to Andy Barnes at least three weeks prior to the first potential date listed. Please include the following information:

  • Three (3) potential dates and times
  • Details about the public facility that has been secured to host the event (WIAA will not pay rental fees)

Upon verification of availability from one of the WIAA clinicians, the clinic will be posted on the WIAA Website. Provided a minimum of six (6) individuals have preregistered for the course, it will be held.

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