How to get started coaching the Lions:
If you have talent, passion and love youth sports, please reach out to Athletic Director Matt Battani email@example.com 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. Items 1-6 are required before coaches are allowed to work with our athletes. Items 7-9 are required before a coach begins their second year with RSU 71.
Fingerprinting and Criminal History Record Check through the Maine Department of Education
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)
---The courses below are required for all coaches before entering their second year of service. These are encouraged for first year coaches, but not required until year two.---
Protecting Students from Abuse through the NFHS (online only)
Student Mental Health and Suicide Preventions through the NFHS (online only)
Fundamentals of Coaching (online or in person) through the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) or equivalent.
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)