Coaching Corps and California Interscholastic Federation Join Forces to Train Over 65,000 Coaches

OAKLAND, CA (April 7, 2021) – Coaching Corps and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body of high school sports in California, are collaborating to provide access to free training for CIF’s full membership of coaches. Coaching Corps’ trainings provide the framework to create meaningful connections with young people, seek to understand youth’s experiences, and develop positive outcomes with each player in under-resourced communities and beyond. 

As part of the partnership, all CIF coaches and administrators will gain free access to nationally recognized trainings such as Coaching with Empathy and Coaching for Character, and resources supporting coaches to teach kids valuable life lessons through sports. CIF members will also have extended access to the latest in sports activities, videos, and tools from a network of experts through Coaches Corner, a digital portal for coach training, resources, and national discussion forums.

“This partnership with Coaching Corps will be an incredible benefit to the 800,000+ student-athletes and 65,000+ coaches in the CIF,” said Ron Nocetti, Executive Director of the California Interscholastic Federation.

“CIF is the largest reaching coach organization in the state of California. Together, we can ensure young people have transformative mentors through sports, particularly in under-resourced communities,” said Janet Carter, CEO of Coaching Corps. “We invite everyone to join the Corps and enable us to build a coaching movement to reach kids in communities of color across the state.”

To learn more about Coaching Corps’ coach trainings, visit coachingcorps.org/coach-training for more information. 

About California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)

The CIF was created in 1914 and is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California. CIF is uniquely positioned to foster student growth in values and ethics. CIF’s ideal of “Pursuing Victory with Honor,” provides the opportunity to influence the actions of the athletic community. CIF strives to promote equity, quality, character, and academic development. CIF is a nonprofit federation and the state office, located in Sacramento, Calif., represents the interests of its member Sections. The 10 Sections represent geographic regions within the state: Central, Central Coast, Los Angeles City, North Coast, Northern, Oakland, Sac-Joaquin, San Diego, San Francisco, and Southern. CIF represents 1,605 public and private member schools and more than 838,000 student-athletes. CIF conducts Regional and State Championships in badminton, cross country, football, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, basketball, soccer, swimming & diving, track & field, golf, and water polo. CIF Sections conduct championships in more than 22 sports.

About Coaching Corps

Since 2012, Coaching Corps has been fueling a movement of skilled coaches to give kids in under-resourced communities the sports mentors they want and deserve. By partnering with over 600 afterschool programs across the country, Coaching Corps has provided more than 200,000 young people with the opportunity to play sports under the guidance of a caring, well-trained coach. Informed by the latest research on youth character development, Coaching Corps trains coaches to foster persistence, optimism, and empathy in kids, providing coaches with the ongoing support they need to ensure children in under-resourced communities learn skills that last lifetimes. 

To learn more about Coaching Corps visit coachingcorps.org and CIF visit cifstate.org

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