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Coaching Resources


The following coaching certifications must be completed and certificates of completion must be submitted to the athletic office before any coaching duties are performed:

All OVSD Coaches are now encouraged to take the required trainings through their SafeSchools login.  Please visit https://oleyvalleysd-pa-safeschools.com/login to complete all yearly training assignments or you can still use the links below to also complete the trainings. 

ConcussionWise Certification (required each year after July 1st) -

Please CLICK HERE to access this certification.  You will need to select Pennsylvania as the state on the left side and then click GO.  Then click on Enroll Now button next to the ConcussionWise PRO for Coaches.  If it is your first time accessing this program you will want to create a new account.  Once you have your account follow the directions for adding the course to your cart and then check out (the course is free) and complete the course.  Please note that you must score a 70% or higher on the post test to receive your certification.  If you do not score at least a 70% you will be required to re-take the post test.  Once you pass your post test you will be able to click on the “Certificate” button on the left side of the main ConcussionWise page.  Please print the certificate and submit it to the athletic office, or save it and email it to the Director of Athletics.


CardiacWise Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training Course (required each year after July 1st) -

Please CLICK HERE to access this certification.  You will need to click on the Enroll Now button located towards the bottom of this page.  If it is your first time accessing this program you will want to create a new account.  Once you have your account follow the directions for adding the CardiacWise course (Pennsylvania version) to your cart, check out and then complete the course.  Please note that you must score a 70% or higher on the post test to receive your certification.  If you do not score at least a 70% you will be required to re-take the post test.  Once you pass your post test you will be able to click on the “Certificate” button on the left side of the main CardiacWise page.  Please print the certificate and submit it to the athletic office, or save it and email it to the Director of Athletics.


Epi Pen Training-

1.  Create an account at http://www.allergyready.com.  Once you access the website click the “Register” button to create an account.

2.  Once you have created your account, you will need to take the CARE Course.   Click on the “Launch Module” button on the page titled CARE Course.

3.  After the completion of the one hour online training, you will be asked to submit your name.  The program will generate a certificate which will need to be submitted to the Athletic Director.

4.  Meet with your School Nurse or Athletic Trainer to complete the proficiency portion of the requirement.  You will need to schedule a time to meet with your school nurse or we will be able to complete the proficiency part of the training during our pre-season coaching meetings given that you already have submitted the training certificate.   This portion will take approximately five minutes to complete.


CPR/AED & First Aide Training -

Required for all coaches - training times scheduled as needed with the Athletic Department.


Mandated Reporter (Child Abuse Training) -

Required for all coaches - renewed every 5 years.  Training will take place through SafeSchools.


Background Clearances - State Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI Fingerprinting

Please CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on obtaining these clearances.  Please note that all clearances must be re-newed every 5 years.   Direct links to apply for the clearance certifications online can be found on the school district's employment page at: http://www.oleyvalleysd.org/administration/oley-valley-employment/


The PIAA has dedicated a page to explain current Pennsylvania coaching requirements as well as provide coaching education opportunities available for all coaches.  To access the PIAA coaching requirement page please CLICK HERE.



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