Coach Safely Act


About the Law:
Proposed in conjunction with the Coach Safely Foundation, the law is the first of its kind to address public concerns about sports injuries for a youth athlete population that is estimated to be six times larger than all athletes above 14 years of age. The implementing, enforcing and administering of the Coach Safely Act is the responsibility of the Alabama Department of Public Health.
The 2017-18 Alabama Legislative session enacted HB9, called the Coach Safely Act.  The law brings coaching standards to all the 14 and underaged athletes in Alabama. All community or association athletic personnel will now be required to take an annual injury prevention course. The law went into effect on November 4, 2018. Parks and recreation associations, as well as sports associations, must keep a record of each individual volunteer’s course completion for the time they are volunteering. All volunteer coaches and personnel must complete the course within 30 days of becoming active with the park or association. Coach Safely maintains a comprehensive registry of every enrolled coach’s certification status. Certificates of completion are also available to each coach who completes the course.…/Coach%20Safely%20ARPF%20F…

We appreciate all those who volunteer their time to coach our kids. We could not do it without you. Many thanks. Please take the time to go to the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association and read the complete brochure (link provided above) that we are required to comply with; our registrations will begin earlier in order for us to be able to complere the courses for our coaches. We will do everything we can to make this as easy as convenient as possible. Again thanks to all our coaches, we can’t do it without you.

Rick Golden
Director, Tallassee Parks and

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