Welcome to Tulare Union High School Athletics.
Every coaching applicant must complete all sections of the below registration form to be considered for a coaching position at Tulare Union High School. While you may save and work on your registration form over a period of time, only complete forms may be submitted to the Athletic Department.
In addition, contracts will not be distributed and coaches will not be paid until ALL of the following have been received by the Athletic Department and Human Resources Office.
REQUIRED COACHING COURSE AND CERTIFICATIONS (Links below)
a. CPR training (Every two years)
b. First Aid training (Every two years)
c. NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching (Only need once)
d. NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest Class (Must be renewed again when CPR and First Aid are renewed)
e. NFHS Concussion in Sports Class (Must be renewed again when CPR and First Aid are renewed)
f. NFHS Heat Illness Prevention Class (Must be renewed again when CPR and First Aid are renewed)
g. Keenan SafeSchools Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention Class (Must be renewed every year)
h. Keenan SafeSchools Mandated Reporter: Child Abuse & Neglect Class (Must be renewed every year)
Please submit the below forms to Human Resources.
- W-4 Form
- 1-9 Form
- Live Scan Fingerprint Form
- TB Test
- Emergency Contact Form ( Main Office copy)
- Direct Deposit Form (not required, but highly recommended)
The following courses are required for all coaches at TulareUnion High School (Paid and Volunteer). Some of these courses cost money. The school will NOT reimburse coaches for these costs.
- FUNDAMENTALS OF COACHING (must only take once at any school) This NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course provides a unique student-centered curriculum for interscholastic teacher/coaches, assisting them in creating a healthy and age-appropriate athletic experience that supports the educational mission of our nation's schools. Please check with your state association to see if this course complies with your state requirements.
- FIRST AID & CPR/AED COURSE (must always be certified) These CPR and First Aid certifications course includes CPR & First Aid, including use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). You will learn the inner workings of the human body which may factor into an emergency response, as well as how avoid a more dangerous situation by checking the scene for immediate danger before performing adult CPR & First Aid. You will also recognize how to spot heart attacks and cardiac arrests, and the adult CPR & First Aid steps to take while help is on the way.
- SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (must be taken every time CPR and First Aid are updated) Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens when the heart unexpectedly stops beating and pumping blood. With content developed by Simon’s Fund, this course will help you learn and recognize the warning signs and symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Also included are tips for what to do in the critical moments after an individual suddenly collapses in order to save their life.
- CONCUSSION IN SPORTS (must be taken every time CPR and First Aid are updated) The NFHS has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. This course highlights the impact of sports-related concussion on athletes, teaches how to recognize a suspected concussion, and provides protocols to manage a suspected concussion with steps to help players return to play safely after a concussion. Each state's requirements for concussion management are included as part of the course.
5. HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION (must be taken every time CPR and First Aid are updated) Exertional Heat Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. To help you minimize the risk of heat illness at your school, this course has designed to provide the fundamentals of a strong heat acclimatization plan and guidelines for limiting activities to account for changing environmental conditions and other contributing risk factors. It highlights the importance of an appropriate hydration plan and establishing an Emergency Action Plan in case of a suspected exertional heat stroke.