UIL COACHES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (CCP) - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

1. What is the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Coaches Certification Program (CCP)?  

The formerly called RCP (Rules Compliance Program) consists of both UIL and state law requirements. The UIL has required coaches to complete the prescribed components of RCP on a yearly basis. Beginning in 2018 the RCP became the Coaches Certification Program (CCP).  The change will recognize coaches as UIL Certified.  Additionally this program now includes a “Fundamentals of Coaching” course for all first year Texas coaches and also requires ALL football coaches to take and pass a Mandatory Tackling Certification course once every two years. The THSCA will be offering lectures at coaching school each year that will help coaches to satisfy their CCP requirements.

2. How do I receive credit for CCP Courses I complete at Coaching School? 

In order to receive credit for these courses, coaches must FIRST create an account for themselves in the UIL Portal on Register My Athlete (RMA) AND THEN then they will need to add their THSCA member number to their portal profile. (See instructions below on how to add your THSCA member number to your profile.)

All lectures at Coaching School will have THSCA staff on hand scanning attendees’ convention badges for verification of completion. The THSCA will be responsible for communicating the verification of completion list directly to the UIL and RMA. RMA will use the THSCA member number you have added to your profile to verify course completion and update your UIL portal profile courses as complete. 
 

 

1.     ​Go to the UIL Register My Athlete Website and login: uil.registersmyathlete.com

        Note: If you have not already created a profile for yourself in the RMA System you will need to click the "Create Account" button and do so.

 

2.  Once you have logged in or created your account, continue on by clicking "Go To Portal".  
     **If you are logged in, you can return to the main portal page at any time by clicking the UIL logo in the top left corner of the page.

 

3.    Once on the Main Portal Page, Look for the box on the right labeled "Connected Associations" click on the  "Manage" Tab. 

           

4. Then click the “Add Association” button.

5.  Choose "THSCA" from the dropdown menu, enter your assigned permanent THSCA member number and hit "Save."


3. What CCP Courses do I need to be in compliance with the UIL's CCP program?
 

If this is your FIRST YEAR COACHING IN THE STATE OF TEXAS you must complete: ​

  • Two hours of Concussion Training – Course #107 and #107-B
    (HB 2038 mandates that coaches must receive two hours of Concussion Training every two years. Once a coach has fulfilled his two hours initially, if he takes one hour each year he will always be current. Coaches may also fulfill these requirements online through the free training on thsca.com.)

  • Steroid Training – Course #102

  • Constitution and Contest Rules – Course #103

  • Ethics and Sportsmanship – Course #105

  • Safety Training – Course #106

  • Fundamentals of Coaching in Texas – Course #101

  • Rules Updates on each sport you coach – All Course #’s in 200s (ie #203, #204, etc.)

  • If you are a football coach, you will also need the Mandatory Tackling Certification 1.0 by Atavus – Course #204-B

If you are a VETERAN COACH in Texas you must complete:

  • Two hours of Concussion Training – Course #107 and #107-B 
    (HB 2038 mandates that coaches must receive two hours of Concussion Training every two years. If a coach has previously fulfilled his two hours, we recommend he take one hour each year and then he will always remain current. Coaches may also fulfill these requirements online through the free training on thsca.com.)

  • Steroid Training – Course #102

  • Constitution and Contest Rules – Course  #103

  • Ethics and Sportsmanship – Course #105

  • Safety Training – Course #106

  • Rules Updates on each sport you coach – All Course #’s in 200s (ie #203, #204, etc.)

  • If you are a football coach, you will also need to complete the Mandatory Tackling Certification by Atavus every two years. IF you were previously certified through ATAVUS and are due for recertification, you will need complete Tackling Certification 2.0 – Course #204-B

  • If you are representing your district on the District Executive Committee you must also be certified in DEC Training (Course #104). 

4. What CCP Courses can I get credit for at Coaching School? 

The THSCA will offer CCP course options every year included in the Coaching School registration fee for attendees, including in-person Tackle Training seminars. 

5. Do I need to sign up in advance for any of these courses at THSCA Coaching School?

YES, the THSCA plans to offer in person and virtual options for you to complete all UIL CCP courses as part of the 2021 Coaching School registration. HOWEVER, the Tackle Training seminar will only be offered at no additional cost to IN-PERSON attendees. When you register for 2021 THSCA Coaching School online or using the paper form, you should be prompted with an option to sign up in advance for a Tackling Session. We will offer Tackle Training 1.0 for FIRST TIME football coaches and Tackle Training 2.0 for those needing to be RE-CERTIFIED. If you are unable to attend Coaching School in person, you will still be given an opportunity to complete the UIL CCP course as part of our virtual platform but you will need to complete the Tackle Training online through the ATAVUS website for $35. YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE FOR TACKLE TRAINING TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT. WE WILL BE HAVE LIMITED SEATING IN THE LECTURE HALL AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THERE WILL BE SPOTS REMAINING ONSITE FOR SIGNUP.

6. What are my opportunities to compete the Mandatory Tackling Certification if I cannot complete it at Coaching School?
Beginning April 1, 2021, Online Tackling Certification is available at www.atavus.com/texas for $35 per coach. Online tackle training through Atavus beginning Aug. 2, 2021 will be $50 per coach. All coaches must be certified/re-certified by August 2021. The next re-certification date will be August 2023. 

 

7. What are my opportunities to get all of the other CCP courses if I cannot come to Coaching School?

We will provide online options to complete all the CCP courses virtually for all registered coaching school attendees aside from the tackle training. If you need Concussion Training, that too is available online for FREE at www.thsca.com under the “Coaches Education” tab.

8. What if I am already in compliance on my Concussion Training hours, but it does not reflect that in the UIL Portal?

The protocol for the proof of Concussion Training will remain the same as it has in the past. If you complete the course online or in some manner outside what is offered by the THSCA at in-person training, your district will just need to have that certificate on file somewhere as proof of completion. As long as your certificate of completion for both hours of mandated Concussion Training can be produced you are in compliance with the UIL CCP requirements, even if that is not reflected though the UIL Portal.

9. Do I take a test in all courses?

If you attend any of the CCP courses at coaching school, your attendance allow will suffice for completion, except Tackle Training. Unlike in the past years, the exam portion of the Tackle Certification will be accessible online after you complete the in person seminar. At the seminar you will be given instructions for how to complete the exam and retrieve your results. If you participate in virtual coaching school CCP courses, there will be a couple of comprehension questions at the end of each course to verify lecture completion and you will be required to enter your THSCA ID # to verify your identity.

10. Can I complete ALL of my required CCP courses at coaching school?

Yes. However, all sessions will have limited seating so we suggest you arrive early. Again, Tackle Training will require advanced sign-up to secure your seat. All other CCP courses that do not require advanced sign-up will be closed once we reach capacity seating.

11. Will I be able to get credit if I get there late?

We will be closing the doors as soon as the lecture begins and no one else will be admitted.

12. I still have tackling certification questions... where can I go?
CLICK HERE for the Tackling FAQs