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Coaching the Lions

How to get started coaching the Lions:

If you have talent, passion and love youth sports, please reach out to Athletic Director Matt Battani mbattani@rsu71.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.

  1. Fingerprinting and Criminal History Record Check through the Maine Department of Education

  2. Fundamentals of Coaching (online or in person) through the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) or equivalent.

  3. 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.

  4. First Aid, Health and Safety through the NFHS (online only)

  5. Heat Illness Prevention Training through the NFHS (online only)

  6. Covid-19 for Coaches and Administrators through the NFHS (online only)

  7. Concussion in Sports through the NFHS (online only)

  8. 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)

2021-22 School Year

Position/Stipend


Fall Coaching Staff

Head Cross Country $3,527.55

Assistant Cross Country $2,116.53

Head Field Hockey $4,468.23

Assistant Field Hockey $2,680.94

9th Grade Field Hockey $2,234.12

Head Football $5,879.25

Assistant Football $3,331.58

Assistant Football $3,331.58

Assistant Football $3,331.58

Golf $2,939.63

Boys Head Soccer $4,115.48

Girls Head Soccer $4,115.48

Boys Assistant Soccer $2,469.29

Girls Assistant Soccer $2,469.29


Winter Coaching Staff

Boys Head Basketball $5,291.33

Girls Head Basketball $5,291.33

Boys Assistant Basketball $3,174.80

Girls Assistant Basketball $3,174.80

Boys 9th Grade Basketball $2,645.66

Girls 9th Grade Basketball $2,645.66

Competition Cheer $1,322.83

Competition Cheer $1,322.83

Head Indoor Track and Field $3,409.97

Assistant Indoor Track and Field $2,045.98

Boys Swimming $4,233.06

Girls Swimming $4,233.06

Head Wrestling $4,938.57

Assistant Wrestling $2,899.83


Spring Coaching Staff

Head Baseball $4,468.23

Assistant Baseball $2,680.94

Head Softball $4,468.23

Assistant Softball $2,680.94

Boys Tennis $3,057.21

Girls Tennis $3,057.21

Head Track and Field $4,585.82

Assistant Track and Field $2,751.49

Assistant Track and Field $2,751.49

Assistant Track and Field $2,751.49