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LA84 Foundation Helps Fund Online Training for CIF LA City Section High School Coaches

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A renewed grant provided by the LA84 Foundation allows CIF Los Angeles City Section high school coaches in need of certification to take the online course LA84 Foundation’s CIF Coaching Orientation for less than half the standard price. Developed and delivered by Human Kinetics Coach Education in conjunction with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the course is recognized and accepted by the CIF and the California Department of Education as part of the California coaching education requirements.


For each $38.00 online course, LA84 Foundation is contributing $20.00, lowering the price a coach pays to $18.00. The offer is extended to the first 400 CIF Los Angeles City Section coaches who enroll in the course in school year 2014-15.


“The partnership with LA84 Foundation and Human Kinetics Coach Education allows us to train and equip coaches with the knowledge and resources they need to provide the best possible high school sport experience for our student-athletes,” said John Aguirre, Commissioner, CIF Los Angeles City Section. “We’re grateful once again to LA84 Foundation for making the funds available to have our coaches obtain the training they need at a reduced price.”


“We are pleased to deliver the CIF Coaching Orientation course to first-time coaches in the CIF Los Angeles City Section,” said Jerry ReederAssistant Director, Human Kinetics Coach Education. “The online course provides high-quality, practical training featuring interactive exercises, video clips, and real-world scenarios that are focused on the core principles of coaching.” 


The LA84 Foundation’s CIF Coaching Orientation online course brings together material from the Human Kinetics Coach Education courses Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching Technical and Tactical Skills, and includes an entire unit covering CIF-specific information on policies, procedures, rules, and reporting. The average coach will complete the course in four to six hours. The course concludes with two online tests, one for the CIF Coaching Orientation course and one for the CIF-specific content. Coaches receive results immediately after submitting their tests.


The 2014-15 school year marks the fourth year running that LA84 Foundation has underwritten the cost of the CIF Coaching Orientation online course in part for CIF Los Angeles City Section coaches.


Those interested in purchasing the course can do so through the CIF Los Angeles City Section page at Visitors should click on the “View Requirements” tab on the home page and select “CIF Los Angeles City Section” from the alphabetical list of organizations. A special discount code is needed to receive the discounted course price. The code is available by contacting the CIF Los Angeles City Section.


LA84 Foundation’s mission is to serve youth through sport and to increase knowledge of sport and its impact on people's lives. LA84 Foundation supports a wide array of youth sports programming and awards grants to youth sport organizations within the eight southernmost counties of California. The organization also conducts youth sports and coaching education programs a number of which have become models for similar programs nationwide.


The California Interscholastic Federation Coaching Education Program was developed to enhance the experience of student-athletes by assuring that their coaches meet a minimum level of professional training. The program provides strong, pragmatic and comprehensive instruction for coaches of interscholastic athletics in California that is consistent with the highest national standards as set by the California State Legislature, the California Department of Education, and the California Interscholastic Federation.


Human Kinetics Coach Education has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. As the nation’s leading coaching education program, Human Kinetics Coach Education works with national, state, and local youth sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes ahead of winning at all costs.