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Coaches & Volunteers


Volunteers don't have the time, they have the heart. -Elizabeth Andrews


Thank you for considering being a coach or volunteer.  Coaching and volunteering is an important piece of athletics in the greater Central Linn area.  

Listed below is a brief outline of required forms and trainings for coaches and assistant coaches.  Please take a moment to review the Coaches and Volunteer areas below.  Thanks again for making a difference in the lives of Central Linn's youth.  

Coaches and Assistant Coaches

Our top priority is to ensure a healthy and fun environment for our young athletes.  To help ensure that our athletes and families have a safe experience we have assembled a list of required qualifications, trainings and optional courses for our coaches and assistant coaches. 

In addition to the background check we have enhanced player safety by partnering with NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) at www.nfhslearn.com to provide courses in the areas of concussion, heat illness, cardiac arrest and bullying/hazing.  These courses are free to our coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise noted. 

If you have not done so, please browse to www.nfhslearn.com and register today to setup your account.  Once registered you'll be able to complete the courses listed below, track your progress and attend future trainings.

We understand that everyone's time is valuable and appreciate your commitment to making the Central Linn Recreation Association a safe and fun place to play.


*  Background Check:  Click here

To help ensure a positive experience, the Central Linn Recreation Association requires coaches and assistant coaches to undergo a background check to ensure their safety as well as the safety of everyone involved in the program and community. 

Please click the link above, print & complete the form and deliver to Dena Crowell at the Central Linn District Office M-F 8am-4:30pm. Can't make it.?.  Mail the background check form to: Dena Crowell, PO BOX 200, Halsey, OR 97348.  Your background check application will be processed through an independent 3rd party and you will be notified of your status in the coming days.

Concussion in Sports:  Click here

By taking this free, online course offered by NFHS you will be positioned to improve the culture of concussion.  Your actions can help create a safe environment for our athletes so that they can stay healthy, active and thrive - both in and outside of athletics.

Please click the link above and complete the online Concussion in Sports training.  Once completed, please print and deliver a copy of your training certificate to your sport director.

*  Heat Illness Prevention:  Click here

Exertional Heat Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics.  To help you minimize the risk of heat illness within the Central Linn Recreation Association, this course has been 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.

Please click the link above and complete the online Heat Illness Prevention training.  Once completed, please print and deliver a copy of your training certificate to your sport director.

*  Sudden Cardiac Arrest:  Click here

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.  This course will help you learn an recognize the warning signs and symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Please click the link above and complete the online Sudden Cardiac Arrest training.  Once completed, please print and deliver a copy of your training certificate to your sport director.

*  Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors:  Click here

Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors defines and provides recommendations for coaches in three specific areas; inappropriate relationships and behaviors, hazing and bullying (including cyberbullying).  This course educates coaches about their legal responsibility to provide a safe and respectful environment for the athletes in their care.

Please click the link above and complete the online Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors training.  Once completed, please print and deliver a copy of your training certificate to your sport director.​

*  Blocking and Defeating Blocks, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting (Football Only, $10):  Click here

Teaching the proper fundamentals of blocking and shoulder tackling is essential to making football better and safer.  USA Football's Shoulder Tackling, Blocking and Defeating Blocks progressions featuring football experts Scott Peters and Rocky Seto, deliver consistent terminology and a series of drills to teach middle and high school players to play with their head and eyes up and reduce helmet contact. In addition, learn how to properly fit helmets and shoulder pads.

Please click the link above and complete the Blocking and Defeating Blocks, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting training to complete the final course in USA Football's Heads Up certification.  Once completed, please print and deliver a copy of your training certificate to your sport director.​


*  Engaging Effectively with Parents:  Click here

This optional course provides a unique athlete-centered curriculum and presents essential techniques and methods for coaches to effectively communicate and interact with students, parents and guardians.  This course features specific guidance for effective speaking, listening and implementing a communication system and provides strategies for working with parents and guardians.  This course provides printable resources coaches can use in their program


Volunteering takes many shapes and forms depending on the sport.  Some sports require setup, teardown, time keepers, score keepers, gym supervisors and team snacks just to name a few.  One thing is certain, volunteering requires time!  We couldn't do it without you.

Volunteers will be contacted by the Sports Director before the season starts to fill volunteer roles.  We look forward to working with you in the coming season.