How to get started coaching the Lions:
If you have talent, passion and love youth sports, please reach out to Athletic Director Matt Battani firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can get involved. Current openings can be found on the district website: https://www.rsu71.org/employment/employment-opportunities
Requirements and Training
Every coach must complete training to work with our student athletes. Volunteers and parents that would like to help out, should complete this training as well. Below are the full requirements.
Fingerprinting and Criminal History Record Check through the Maine Department of Education
Fundamentals of Coaching (online or in person) through the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) or equivalent.
Heartsaver® CPR AED Training through the American Heart Association (online and in person) https://shopcpr.heart.org/courses/heartsaver-cpr-aed?aha_product_type=99&audience=59 The online training must be followed up with an in person skills demonstration at BAHS.
First Aid, Health and Safety through the NFHS (online only)
Heat Illness Prevention Training through the NFHS (online only)
Concussion in Sports through the NFHS (online only)
Sudden Cardiac Arrest through the NFHS (online only)
Beyond those requirements, we encourage all coaches to seek additional professional development and to earn their Level 1 National Certification, which is accredited by the NFHS. Contact the Athletics Office for more details.
Coaching Positions and Stipends: (applications accepted yearly for all positions)