Middle Level/Junior High

Middle Level/Junior High Athletics Program Philosophy

Program philosophy should be supported by all those involved with the program.

The mission of middle level/junior high athletics is to provide an enjoyable educational experience for young adolescents based on their developmental characteristics and needs. The development of the young adolescent's self-esteem, citizenship, responsibility and skills in cooperative and leadership behaviors are positive outcomes of appropriate middle level/junior athletic programs. These programs should be enjoyable, vigorous and safe and should occur in a positive climate with appropriate adult leadership and support.  Effective middle level/junior high athletic programs are coordinated with other school and community activities to offer additional opportunities for young adolescents to explore varied interests.  Middle level/junior high athletics are an essential part of the total educational process and an excellent opportunity for the home, school and community to work together.

Coaches Education

Coaches Education Requirement for Middle Level/Junior High Schools
The coaches education requirement for coaches not licensed to teach in the State of Wisconsin at the middle level/junior high is different then at the high school level.  Middle level/junior high coaches can still take the NFHS courses if they so choose and that would meet our current requirement.  If they do not do the NFHS courses they must completed the Middle Level/Junior High Coaches Education Guide.  The completion of this requirement is to be overseen by the school athletic director.  For a copy of the Guide click here.

AED/CPR/First Aid Requirement for All Paid Coaches
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, all paid coaches shall be certified and will maintain certification in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and AED operation.  Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, this requirement must be met before coaches start their second year of coaching.  For a listing of certification resources click here.

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Wisconsin Interscholastic
Athletic Association
5516 Vern Holmes Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54482-8833
Phone (715) 344-8580
Fax (715) 344-4241
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