Youth Coaching Requirements

Thank you for being a PEM Youth Coach!


Youth coaches are vital to the success of our programs.  We’re sure you’ll find this to be a rewarding experience.  We appreciate your time and support of our school district and it’s programs!

As a member of the Minnesota State High School League, PEM supports the following beliefs:

We believe that…

  • Participation in school activity programs is a privilege and not a right.

  • Sportsmanship needs to have a constant presence in all school-based activity programs.

  • Students should have an equal opportunity to participate in all activities offered by their school.

  • Ethical behavior, dignity and respect are non-negotiable.

  • Student participants who choose to be chemically free must be supported.

  • Collaborative relationships with parents enhance a school's opportunity to positively impact student success.

  • Academic priorities must come before participation in athletic or fine arts activities.

  • Positive role models and an active involvement in a student's life by parents and others are critical to student success.

  • The success of the team is more important than individual honors.

  • Compliance with school, community and League rules is essential for all activity participants.

  • Participation in school-sponsored activities must be inclusive, not exclusive.

  • Ethical behavior, fairness, and embracing diversity best serve students and school communities.

BEFORE you begin coaching, we need you to do a few things:

  • Background Check - complete the attached form and return to Katie.  There will be no charge to you.  Once you have done a background check for our school district, you’re good to go and don’t need to do a new one each year.  

  • “Concussion” and “Why We Play” Trainings - go to the Minnesota State High School League website,  Find Coaches on the top and click on Coaches Clipboard on the dropdown.  Register as a new user, and after you’ve registered complete both the Concussions & Return to Play Protocol as well as the Why We Play training.  **Print completion certificate for the concussion training and get a copy to Katie.  

  • Anti-Bullying Training - read the attached form, sign & date it, and return to Katie.

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