Safety Education Goes Online!
The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) is pleased to announce that the nationally recognized AACCA Cheerleading Safety Course is now available online!
AACCA has partnered with the National Federation of State High School Association's Coaches Education Program to produce an outstanding risk management course for spirit coaches from school to all-star, youth to college. This AACCA course meets the requirement for NCAA cheer coaches who must complete a cheer safety course in order for their teams to be covered by the NCAA catastrophic insurance. It also meets the requirement for the state high school associations that require the AACCA program in order for their teams to stunt or participate in state level competition.
The AACCA Cheer Safety Course will be available for college credit through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and for Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the United States Sports Academy. Arrangements are being made to extend these credits to the on-site versions of the course as well. (Note that these credits are being added to the online site in the next few days and you will be able to go back to register for the credits at that time.)
The course is hosted at nfhslearn.com. There are several coaching courses available there and we recommend extending your coaching knowledge by taking those course. However, if you are interested in just the AACCA course, follow these three steps in order:
Register with the NFHS Learning Center at http://nfhslearn.com/users/sign_up. Remember, only the fields with an asterisk are required. Do not register for any "core courses" or other courses if offered.
Log in at http://www.nfhslearn.com with the account you've just created.
Click the following link to go directly to the AACCA course page
Click the "Purchase" button at the bottom of the page. If there are no buttons, you will need to log in again from the link at the bottom, then go back to that course page web address above.
The course can be started and stopped at any point in the course timeline, and the course will pick up right where it was previously ended. This provides the opportunity to complete the course at your convenience without having to set aside a three or four hour block of time. Once completed, the certificate of completion will be available to print out or save as a PDF, and the coach will be listed in the "Coach Search" section of the NFHS Learning Center.
For those that would rather take the course in person, it is still available as an on-site course given by one of our outstanding instructors. Simply visit the AACCA website and look under "Courses" to locate on-site course by state or to find your local instructor.
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